The All India Democratic Students' Organisation on Tuesday demanded scrapping of the semester-oriented Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) in the Calcutta University and called for finding a solution to the present impasse over attendance.
In a letter to the Vice Chancellor of Calcutta University, Sonali Chakraborty Banerjee, the AIDSO said due to "illogical rule in attendance of the CBCS system, thousands of students are facing difficult situations in their colleges."
The students' organisation submitted the letter to the VC at the College Street campus and she promised to look into their demands and discuss the matter in the next meeting of the Syndicate, the highest decision making body of the CU, a university official said.
The DSO also said in the letter that even as regular attendance of classes remained the duty of every student, the organisation was of the view that many students, including those who are doing some kind of job beyond class hours due to financial factors, were facing lots of problem ever since the present system was rolled out by the CU authorities.
The CBCS has been rolled out even before filling of several permanent teachers' posts in different colleges, the DSO said in its letter.
VC Chakraborty Banerjee could not be contacted despite several attempts.
Students in several colleges of the city demonstrated in the past few days after they were not allowed to appear for the first semester examination of the Calcutta University due to shortage of attendance.
The students were to sit for first semester examination of the Calcutta University but only those with a minimum of 60 per cent attendance were allowed.
Education minister Partha Chatterjee on Monday said any decision on the attendance issue would solely be taken by CU and the higher education department would not interfere into the domain of the university.
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