If I get detained in another semester also, will I be kicked out from the college?
A. It is not easy to dismiss a student from the college due to a shortage of attendance provided, there is a valid reason that is acceptable within the frame of the college and the University under whose jurisdiction the college comes under.
B. We have to consider the Madras University rules.
1. As far as I understand the rules state that a student needs 75% of attendance during the 90- day semester to qualify to be granted permission to take up exams.
The Office of the controller of examinations set up a provision to provide eligibility for students whose attendance falls within 65-75% with valid reasons and fees of Rs 250.00 per exam paper.
C.The second relevant point to note is that Many universities set up a time limit for completion of a course from the date of enrollment. In Madras University, the students are allocated a MAXIMUM of two extra years to complete their UG and PG degrees. (https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/madras-univ-degrees-must-be-completed-within-2-years-of-end-of-course-duration/articleshow/60027222.cms).
D. Please read this University of Madras rules handbook for students(http://www.unom.ac.in/uploads/academics/regulations/ug-common-regulations.pdf). Focus on pages 5-11 of this pdf.
E. Now please check the medical illness that prevents you from attending classes, then discuss with your treating doctor (in such cases an eminent specialist or a recognized Government hospital specialist would be more valuable), your head of the department or the dean with prior appointment and state your case.
The outcomes, I see is that you would be allowed to move to the next semester but take up both semester exams OR repeat a semester based on the percentage of absence.
F. Most colleges with have a student support cell, that would help in resolving issues related to attendance, behavior, suspension etc.
1.I would suggest you to meet some of the Student Council members of the Loyola college (http://www.loyolacollege.edu/services/students-union.php).
2.Loyola college has AURA to help students facing issues with their college life. Here, there would be people who can help you out in discussing with the college prinicpal
Centre for Counselling,
J.D. Block, First Floor, Left wing,
Chennai - 600 034.
Tel: 044 -28178406
3. Once you have understood your illness, letters and report to support your medical condition, abscence period and have all the information, then meet the relavant authorities.
1.Rev. Fr. A. Louis Arockiaraj S.J.
Controller of Examinations
Ph: 91 44 28178305
2.Prof. M.R. Arulraj
Assistant Controller of Examinations
Ph: 91 44 28178305
3.Rev. Dr. F. Andrew, S.J.
Ph: 91 44 28178301
G. If the college authorities are not very helpful and you still have strong medical grounds, then approach the university officials. This page has the details of controller of examinations and section incharges for each year of the BSc program (http://www.unom.ac.in/index.php?route=contacts/examinations)