Flunked by college, Unmukt finds support in Dhoni

August 30th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni Thursday came out in support of the U-19 World Cup winning skipper Unmukt Chand, who was barred from taking his second semester BA exams by the St.Stephen’s College here due to low attendance.

“Marks for sports takes backseat, attendance for now takes centrestage. This shows how much importance sports has in India. Sad to hear,” Dhoni said on social networking site Twitter.

St.Stephen’s College has barred Chand from taking the second semester exams because of his low attendance.

Chand had earlier approached the Delhi high court to sit for his exams. But since he was late in approaching the court, he could appear in only two exams out of four. The next hearing is slated for Sep 14.

According to university rules, a student should have at least 33.3 percent attendance after all exemptions to appear in an exam, and should pass 50 percent of all exams in both semesters combined to move to the third year.

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