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Indian Institute of Technology, Roorke decided to take back its decision to expel 72 students earlier on the grounds of poor performance.
The students had scores less than 5 CGPA (cumulative grade point average) in their examinations and were expelled from college after a late-nigh senate meeting.
About the latest development, Prashant Garg, registrar at IIT-Roorkee and secretary, senate, told media, "All students who have less than 5 CGPA at the end of the first year of the undergraduate programme (Btech) will be re-admitted as a one-time measure, but on strict conditions."
The condition entail that all the 72 students whose names were struck off the rolls of the institute on July 8 shall be put on academic probation throughout the first year. They will also have to repeat the year and will be bound to clear again all the courses of both autumn and spring semesters of the first year, besides maintaining a minimum attendance of 75% in every subject.
Other conditions that have been put includes: there shall be no backlog in any subject in either of the semesters at the end of the first year and students will have to obtain a CGPA of more than or equal to 5.
"The decision by the senate has been taken in the students' favour after many deliberations," said a senior official to media person. The students, however, will have to get themselves registered on or before August 10 and their attendance will be counted from the date of registration. Every single student will have to agree in writing to all the conditions before being re-admitted.
The expelled students and their supporters immediately updated their Facebook statuses and said, "We did it". Days after the expulsion there had been a huge online campaign, with the hashtag 'Take them back’, that garnered thousands of petitioners.