College refusing attendance on medical grounds

I am a second year student pursuing BBA LLB from Symbiosis Law College, Noida. I was hospitalised for one month and so I couldn't attend college. The director of my institute isn't granting me attendance on medical grounds as well. I will have a semester backlog and I am barred from giving my exams due to short attendace. Do I have a right to have attendance due to medical leave under UGC guidelines or under any other law?

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No such specific rules exist under various UGC circulars that deal with sick leave availed by students.


The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has invited stakeholders and outsiders to file a complaint against any technical education institution indulging in any wrongdoing via Email. Any complaint or grievance regarding any institution or about the visit of experts assigned with specific tasks pertaining to the institutions can be brought to the notice of the AICTE through emails at  Thus, you may consider complaining against your college via the AICTE.


But, it is brought to your notice that the Court generally does not prefer becoming a part of the litigation, in instances involving stringent academic rules about level of attendance UNTIL AND UNLESS clear and unambiguous instance of bias and/or flouting of statutory rules is involved[1]. Thus, please be ready with sufficient documented and other proofs in case you want to file any case against the college in order to prove that they have wronged you in this case.


[1]  Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Hotel Management, Nutrition & Catering Technology, Chandigarh v. Vaibhav Singh Chauhan,(2009) 1 SCC 59.  Kangana Modi v. Kusum, (2010) 170 DLT 648.

Answered on September 17, 2016.
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