Getting expelled from college is not a new thing. Thousands of students across the country get expelled for reasons like less attendance in a subject, mischievous behavior, unacceptable attitude and other wrong doings. But JNU expelled a student yesterday for registering 100 % attendance in academics.
Shwetank Srivastava who is a JNU student since last 2 years was always regular in studies but never had he been able to achieve 100 % attendance. So this year was kind of a big one for him. keeping himself fit and healthy, he did manage to register 100 % attendance in all subjects. But his strategy backfired as the college officials thought it was against the college culture. On top of his achievement, Shwetank failed to be a part of any protest march which are considered the part of college life in JNU, and this worked against him. Protest marches are very important for the university like JNU and no soft behaviour is extended towards the students failing to register the minimum attendance.
Shwetank, though sad, understands that what the university has done is for his larger benefit in life. A person who cannot protest properly has no right to stay in college. He has vowed to apply again and initiate a fresh start to his student career. He has registered for crash course in protest march techniques. He has been making a list of all protest marches carried out across the nation and is trying to attend every protest. We have not heard from the JNU officials yet about Shwetank’s re-application, but there are chances that he might be re-inducted if he shows the improvement he is currently working upon. Shwetank has also started with unhealthy eating habits which would lead up to him being ill for some days of the year which in turn would make him miss a few classes.