Fifteen second year undergraduate students at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), the premier national institute for research, have been expelled from the college on Friday. The students were earlier barred from admission to the next year on pretext that they scored below 5 cumulative performance index (CPI).
Students have now filed a complaint to the MHRD against the institute as they claim that institute is playing with their career. "We were served a year-drop notice by the authorities for scoring below 5 CPI in the first week of August. We came to know about this rule when we went for registration for the next class. August 10 was the last date for registration and we were not allowed. Today, they have served termination notice," said a student wishing anonymity.
Another student pleading anonymity said: "Deadline for registration was August 10 and they took 16 days to tell us about termination. They have cited our non-registration as reason for termination. The fact remains, institute never allowed us to register in the first place. So how could have we go ourselves registered," he said.