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Asked on: 9/26/13, 2:20 am

My question is related to the compulsary attendance system in professional courses.In an exam-oriented education like ours how can attendance be a criteria for detaining a student?We are supposed to attend 85% classes.This comes down to 75 in case of medical or sports or for the matter any other activity.So we can miss 9 classes for a given subject in a semester of 6 moths or approximately 52-54 classes.The real problem is we dont really get anything out of it if we dont understand the teacher.And on that our degree certificates are made based on our marks in external and internal examinations.So why attend classes when we can pass all these exams without going to classes.And i am not talking about all the subjects,but only those which we dont understand in the class.And moreover how can attendance which is a non contributor to our performance in these courses decides whether we should repeat a whole semester wasting a precious year.With the attendance sword hanging around our neck the whole time, we cant really learn anything new which is a necessity for courses like engineering.So please help me out with any way i can challenge this rule or atleast know the reason why i need to attend classes where i understand nothing.I tried asking our college management about this and the only answer i got was to leave the course if i dont want to attend classes and not the reason for why to attend.

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