Theme :-

75% attendance is compulsory for all students in order to appear in final exams in all engineering colleges all across India. With the recent advent of technology, easy accessibility and numerous learning portals available online the relevance of such a rule has come under reconsideration by many.

Why the 75% rule was introduced in the colleges?

Unlike school, students in college have the freedom to choose whether to attend a class or not. With the new-found freedom that they have, students tend to misuse it. This plummets the overall attendance of the class. Without the 75% rule, students may not attend the classes at all. The students would suffer greatly in their academics without the guidance of their teachers. Also, due to the free time with them, they might indulge in destructive activities.

Relevance in Today’s scenario :-

While the reasons behind the introduction of the rule were benevolent, it has become a little redundant in recent times.

Learning opportunities are available online abundantly, sometimes even better & time-saving than what is taught in college classrooms. Due to improved internet connectivity, technology penetration and edu-tech entrepreneurs it has become very easy and effective to study online. The teachers/lecturers at college have been reduced to a mere role of guides for the students. Also, the quality of education has deteriorated seriously over the years. 15 lakh engineers graduate every year in India, out of this only 47% of engineers are employable. College curriculum is hardly providing the skills that are required to get employed. Students learn more through extra-curricular and co-curricular activities of the college. The 75% barrier gets reduced to drudgery for the students.

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Conclusion :-

In light of the information above, it can be concluded that the 75% attendance rule has become redundant. It is no longer a constructive part of the college curriculum. The Indian education system needs an overhaul to make the attendance rule relevant again or needs to do away with the rule in its entirety.

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  • Mary M Kallupurackal, May 19, 2022 @ 12:40 pm Reply

    Atleast the students who are able to do well without 75% attendance should be exempted. Some students are able to perform well through self study. In BTech computer science it’s possible to get the practical skills online too unlike other btech domains. It would be too good if 75% attendance is relaxed.

  • NiShu, Feb 23, 2021 @ 9:37 am Reply

    yeah but at that age everyone knows vry well his/her good or bad…acc to me Mayur sayings is well …..

  • Mayur, Mar 4, 2020 @ 1:07 am Reply

    According to me the attendance must be compulsory but not 75% it may be up to 55 or 60%. Because of attendance the student will interact with his or her teacher and only of that the teacher or guid can able to evaluate the students skills and guide them correctly. And if students are not going to college then how will they aware about the other activities held in the college that increase their extracurricular participation and their roll towards the society where they are living.
    So attendance is necessary but not 75%.

  • Mohneesh Singh Yadav, Jun 9, 2019 @ 9:57 am Reply

    It should be compulsory to have 75%attendance in college. Because various boys will not get the practical knowledge which are taught in college. We know that various students are involved in cocurricular activities but they can be given prioririty by the head of department.

    • Team GD Ideas, Jun 9, 2019 @ 4:07 pm Reply

      Yes, Mohneesh. Without rules, some students may not attend college regularly.

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