Is compulsory attendance really needed in college?

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Shivani said: (Jan 12, 2018)  
Hi guys!

In my opinion, there should not be any rule of compulsory attendance in college, yes up to school it's okay!

It is so because there are many more students like me whose mind can concentrate more at night. So they can also study at night time through video lectures and all. The only thing is that our mind is able to accept or understand what you are reading doesn't matter whether it's day or night. Coming to college daily and just sleeping in the class. And getting nothing is just a waste of time and nothing else.

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Meena said: (Jan 10, 2018)  
Good morning everyone.

According to me, Attendance is very must because we got a regularity and discipline characters that we do not have so much. Sometimes he may get ideas from his fellow classmates or professors about his future career.

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Joydev Patra said: (Jan 7, 2018)  
Hi friend.

If we talk about college their have two elementary parts, student, and teacher. So how can we consider a college without students along with it college is not the only place for bookish study but also a part of social sites where they can shear their thought from various custom and minded I mean communicate about society and culture, in some case it take part of social working.

But also some resplendent students who don't require to go to attend classes, some students busy with a competitive exam like a bank, SSC, CGL etc and one thing some teacher s are so sicky that students couldn't want to attend for wasting their time, actually, that's the fact of education system.

So must go to college but attendance percentage should be a precious low limited.

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Bhakti said: (Jan 5, 2018)  
The sole purpose of making attendance compulsory in any college will be because the students should attend classes regularly which will intern help them to perform well in their exams and get good grades. Yes, students do benefit from regular attendance but this isn't true always.

I personally feel that there shouldn't be any compulsion put on the attendance of the student.

I have myself seen students with more than 90% attendance in a particular subject but failing in that subject for the exam. So, tell me what's the point of that 90% attendance now. Yes, after the results it seems useless right!

There are many reasons why a student won't like to attend classes regularly, I have listed few below:

The student is extremely intelligent and he/she feels it's useless to attend classes so instead he/she uses that time for some other productive work.

The student wants to learn and attend classes but is unable to understand what the teacher is explaining despite of paying a lot of attention in the class (here the student may be a slow learner or needs a different way of learning apart from classes).

The teacher might not be very good at explaining the concepts or conveying properly, which makes the student feel disinterested in the subject as well as attending classes and also, they develop the attitude of saying that the classes are boring.

Co-curricular activities if the student has to participate.

The student completely not interested in studies won't attend classes (these are always a minority in number).

So, we have seen various reasons for the students not attending classes regularly and yes some of the reasons are genuine. But because of compulsory attendance, these different types of students unwillingly need to attend classes just for the sake of attendance. But what if there wasn't this attendance compulsion?

Any career-oriented student will obviously know the importance of learning as their future dreams are dependent on that. If they aren't getting the quality learning in the classroom it's obvious that students will find other ways like bunking classes and be learning with friends (group studies) or by making use of internet like online tutorials or personally taking coaching in that subject. But when the question of keeping the attendance arises the students are helpless and need to compulsorily attend classes whether they gain something or no instead of using their time effectively.

So instead of putting compulsion on attendance, there should be more focus in building quality learning for students and improving the teaching level in colleges which doesn't force students to attend unwillingly but to make them develop interest towards the subject. Finally, learning shouldn't be a forced process but a gradual process where the students willingly feel interested towards the subject.

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Mini said: (Jan 3, 2018)  
No, the title itself emphasize that it is a COMPULSION, anything done without interest is just a waste of money, energy etc. Those who are really interested in pursuing knowledge will find it useful.

There is no use to compel people to sit for 8 hrs in a lecture hall or in the class room.

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Nikita Mahesh Shikhare said: (Jan 3, 2018)  
No, it's not necessary because our study has been completed in our home also if our understanding is clear so regular college is not needed.

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Shalini Tomar said: (Jan 1, 2018)  
In my point of view, compulsory attendance really needed in college, as student teacher interaction is very important, it cannot be replaced by online resources. Gaining knowledge from teachers is more time consuming than getting notes and preparing during the exam time.

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Shalini Tomar said: (Jan 1, 2018)  
In my opinion, attendance should be compulsory in college because most of the students think that studying one hour before the exams is enough to get pass but attending classes increases the knowledge, communication skills, we get plenty of examples of topics covered. Attending college is better than watching movies, playing games and continuously chatting with friends.

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Gauravi said: (Dec 28, 2017)  
No its all about what we gain the knowledge.

If we concentrate on lessons at least when we attend the college is actually enough for success. And me I'm a student like that who has got 493/500 and I have not attended the most classes. If you could compensate it. It's all up to you.

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Havj said: (Dec 24, 2017)  
Hi everyone,

According to me, compulsory attendance really need in college, I'm not accept this topic. Because college is used to improve our knowledge skills not at improve our attendance percentage. Nowadays maximum students are listening and watching the movies and studies in online. So they are expecting protected class but most of the college learn the subject with chalk piece and blackboard. So students are getting bored in class hour and doesn't give the attendance regularly. So first we are changing the teaching method and teaching with a smart class for an animation and graphics videos & lectures. This method is most interact to students and teachers.

Let's give me an example : we are consider about two students. First student has attending the class regularly and get good attendance percentage. Then second student has not attending the class regularly.

Then come to the point : the first student has a some struggle and fear, because he doesn't participate any competition and extra curricular activities. So he is not any experience about skills. Why I am say like this? If the student regularly attend the class, so he doesn't concentrate our skills.

But the lsecond student doesn't go to the college but he improve our knowledge as well as broken to the fearness. So attendance only see the college reports not our skills. It my opinion. So finally I'm say to coins has a two face one is a head and another one is a tail. At the same meaning for a attendance. Two types of students are there in our world. One student is give a attendance correctly and another student doesn't give a attendance that's difference. So it's depends upon our interest. It can't be change.

Thanks to all.

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Sunakshi said: (Dec 23, 2017)  
According to me, compulsory attendance is a must for students I know there are many things except studying but if there will be no compulsory att. I m sure nobody wants to go college. And this will affect students only because they will lack college experience, socializing as well as teacher-student interactions. And also we deposit fees for learning, no just to get degree from that college.

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Diksha said: (Dec 18, 2017)  
Attendance in classes has been considered as an integral part of college curriculum. Should attendance in classes be compulsory? In my humble opinion, it should not be.

1) There are many students who need to prepare for competitive exams like banking, SSC etc. along with their academic course. They need extra time to cope up with the two. In such a case, compulsory attendance becomes a fact to worry.

2) There are students who have a good command on basics and have the ability to study themselves, and to levels deeper than what are witnessed in classes. Such students may study even without a teacher.

3) In some colleges, teachers do not teach well; attending classes holds no special significance.

Thus, I feel that compulsory attendance is not needed in college level. Those who feel that they require external instruction must be allowed to take, while those who think they can do well by studying at home, should not be forced for regular attendance. Such students may be permitted to attend classes corresponding to a topic they did not understand at home. I feel that there must be such provisions.

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Doruu said: (Dec 14, 2017)  
Good morning all.

I just read your all opinions and you all are correct but according to me attendance is not compulsory because students attend the lectures and practicals for sake of attendance so they will not concentrate on studies or whatever the things going on. And sometime they has to gain knowledge from outside also from site and other things if attendance compulsory then they start ignoring that one and just attend the college as a option.

And sometime they bored by attending college whole day and then they want to break from it so they wish to celebrate and enjoy the life but then there comes attendance in between them so they get disturbed and came for college for attendance.

So at somewhere it has to stop so according to me compulsion of attendance has to stop.

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Rammyashrre said: (Dec 13, 2017)  
Yes, Attending classes is compulsory because coming to college and attending class is not only for learning it also enhance our communication skills. Interacting with friends and faculty makes us move freely with strangers. In this competitive world interacting with people is important.

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Jabija said: (Dec 12, 2017)  
I suppose compulsory attendance is not needed.

In my point of view, the attendance is not compulsory in colleges because everyone have their own talent which means someone talent in playing, talking, singing so they should have to spend more time for their interested area not lazy, if the attendance is a compulsory one then they are not able to spend time for his/her interested areas, but most of the students are think very proud to bunk classrooms.

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Saba said: (Nov 29, 2017)  
According to me, compulsory attendance really needed in college. It is due to attendance that many students come to college. Change is important. So when new student comes to college they explore many things, learn, think. They get a new environment. They get a chance to interact with new people, share their views, to work in groups and many more. If there were no compulsory attendances then students would not come to college regularly and they might miss a lot of things as mentioned above. So according to me, compulsory attendance really needed in college.

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Sai Prudhvi Raj said: (Nov 27, 2017)  
Hello everyone.

According to me, attendance is compulsory in colleges but it should be in favor of the students. Now in our country moreover the attendance limit is 75% it is satisfactory. No student is interested to come college regularly but many of students like me coming for attendance sake and we have to identify coming regularly to college will provide special bonding with friend and faculty which make one to share happiness and emotions with fellow friends it will make us to fell the college life in my point view attendance should be compulsory but limit should be within the student limits like 65%.

Thank you.

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Rakesh said: (Nov 16, 2017)  
I suppose compulsory attendance is not needed as students also have other stuffs to do apart from just studies.

It should be students' decision whether to attend classes or not. If students are interested in particular subject or field then they can attend and they should not be forced. Moreover boring lectures are the causes of bunking classes, so teachers should find proper ways to keep students interested and more practical classes should happen instead of boring theory classes.

And most important thing, knowledge should not be decided on the basis of attendance as I myself attend classes just to have required attendance to sit in exams and I can finish off complete course myself through internet and YouTube and obviously there are hell lot of study apps available who teaches us far better than our teachers do.

But instead of changing teaching style or making lectures interesting they induct surprise tests and class tests to make sure students attend classes regularly.

Hats off to our education system.

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Vinothkanna R said: (Nov 15, 2017)  
Hello everyone!

Attendance can be mandatory only to a certain. No one can give cent percent even if he think to give. This may happen due to health issues. If it is mandatory, people who are interested are not going to listen to the lecturer. They are not child to force them and teacher can't do. Even they do so, they start to act. If it is not made mandatory fully then students will become lazy. They won't learn punctuality and certain manner. So it should be mandatory only to a certain extent.

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Sidharth Das said: (Nov 12, 2017)  
I think attendance is not really needed in colleges. When a student is passing his/her major hours in the class attending lectures, it is better to utilize the time in developing the field of interest in which the student is interested in. Ya truly there should be a margin or limitations in that but it should be flexible till some boundaries.

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Sasikumar said: (Nov 9, 2017)  
Hi I am Sasikumar,

In my point of view the attendance is not compulsory in colleges because everyone have their own talent which means someone talent in playing, talking, singing so they should have to spend more time for their interested area not lazy, if the attendance is a compulsory one then they are not able to spend time for his/her interested areas, but most of the students are think very proud to bunk classrooms.

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Twinkle said: (Nov 8, 2017)  
NO! The reason behind my answer I will tell you because the students who are studying sincerely they also need to bunk some classes for their own work at the end it decreases the attendance of that person also ! And at last he/she compulsory need to attend that classes which they don't want to attend !

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Ravi Teja Sai said: (Nov 6, 2017)  
It depends on the student perspective. If student is eager to learn he will attend the class without fail no one can stop him, but if a student is not interested he will not come to class and he will not study on his own. In order to change those students attendance is really needed so that they will come to college. One day or the other some what interest will be created automatically.

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Parag said: (Nov 3, 2017)  
Hello everyone. !

According to me, Yes attendance is compulsory because if students not attend colleges daily than they become lazy. And they forget their powers to do something, this laziness results in failure.

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Vijay said: (Nov 2, 2017)  
Yes, The college should be provided attendance for students, mainly, The students should be come to the college regularly are not.

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Amit Niphadkar said: (Nov 1, 2017)  
I think attendance should be made compulsory but up to certain extent. The uninterested students attend only for the sake of attendance they disturb those students who are genuinely interested in attending lectures.

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Keeley said: (Nov 1, 2017)  
I believe compulsory attendance is not necessary for college students. The number one reason being that the students pay for the education. They should be given freedom on how they use the service (college) that they are paying for. Secondly, the idea that attendance is necessary for every class and for every student is narrow minded. Each student learns differently and has different experiences, so the way that one would go about making a good grade could be significantly different from another person.

In regards to a students learning preference, one student may gain more from reading and self study while another students learns from listening. For the one who learns from reading and self study, attending every class session could be a tremendous waste of time due to the fact that the student gains barely anything from listening to the teacher and will have to spend extra time outside of the class reading and studying the material. Other the other hand, the student who learns from listening just needs to show to class to learn. To them, attendance would be absolutely necessary.

On the matter of experience, one student may already he significantly experienced with the subject material, while another student has no experience. Each student must take the class. For the person who already knows the material, the only thing they need from the class is the grade which proves they know the material. They don't necessarily need the teacher's lectures or resources. On the other hand, the student with no experience will need to attend class.

My overall point is that how a student goes about receiving a good grade should be flexible enough to where the student can do well without wasting their time. If a student can make a great grade without attending a class, they should be allowed to miss.

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Ajay Jojare said: (Oct 31, 2017)  
Hi Friends.

As per my opinion attendance is required for increasing your knowledge regarding to the subject. If you attain the then you got many thinks that you never heard and you also Analyse ourself. If any Difficulties occurred during lecture you directly ask to teachers but difficulties occurred during self study then you waist lot of time to solve it.

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Anonymous said: (Oct 26, 2017)  
In my point of view, attendance should be made compulsory but up to a certain limit.

Obviously, the outside world looks fascinating and would tempt anyone to bunk the lectures and have fun around. Studying books sitting at home can never equate the overall development of a student that happens when he goes to college.

One gets to learn to respect the differences among people with different backgrounds, how to behave in a team, walk and talk, follow rules and regulations that one cannot expect to learn within a day when joins any corporate sector.

Bunking of college hinders the overall personality development and thus minimum criteria should be made mandatory.

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Arya said: (Oct 25, 2017)  

I think attendance should be compulsory because by attending the class daily student aware about the subject, the content of the subject. Student who do not attend the class daily even don't know what are the names of subjects in this semester. As a student, I experienced sometimes what happens, in the morning of our sessional day my classmates call me and ask " hi listen, tell me one thing which subject test is today?". Now we can estimate that what they will write in test paper. So I think attendance must be compulsory. By this the student who was not interested in studies at least they come to class and about the subject and the money spent by their parents on their study it will little worth.

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Rubal said: (Oct 24, 2017)  
I believe a better way to enforce this would be to keep criteria, like, students who have good academic performance relatively should be given the leverage from compulsory attendance. This would also motivate the students to perform well.

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Shivaang Rajput said: (Oct 21, 2017)  
Hi friends, I'm going to discuss '' Is compulsory attendance really needed in college?''.

Yes, I think it should be compulsory that attendance really needed in colleges. By doing so the students got some time To involved in the studies rather than wasting the same time in other unuseful activities. Also I think that A work should be done which literature Five us more satisfaction and bright future. As well As I want To say that compulsory attendance is not only the step but there should be some more thanks that can be done To enhance the curiosity of students in the respective studies.

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Puja said: (Oct 16, 2017)  
I think attendance is not needed many of the colleges does not have the rule to attend classes.

In India, many of the college does not provide standard teaching service to the students but make the attendance compulsory, rather than making attendance compulsory the college should more focus on the good teaching.

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Shan said: (Oct 16, 2017)  
Compulsory attendance really needed in college so I think it should be. Because by daily attendance we have learned different things related to the education as well as other activity. We can learn the punctuality, time management, discipline and so on. By the daily attendance we can easily focus on study and increase the educational skills as well as soft skills that play an important role in our life. We can maintain the daily routine of daily life and learn the leadership skills.

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P.Suresh said: (Oct 13, 2017)  
Hello everyone.

Attendance is not much important, but we need attendance to know who are interesting to learn educate daily as well as improve our Mindset day by day.

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Pavan said: (Oct 8, 2017)  

I think Attendance is not important our education has to remove this system because the people who ware interested they only come to CLG if we keep attendance system the uninterested people come they disturb entire class.

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Gopal said: (Oct 7, 2017)  
It is very important in every student life because attendance says the consistency of students regarding attend the classes and also help for provides any benefits by govt (i.e; fee reimbursement, scholarships etc,). From that view, attendance is compulsory needed in college.

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Alok Panday said: (Oct 6, 2017)  
Hi, everyone.

I would ask you "why do everyone go to college ?" for study or attendance.

It's also depends on a student what do you want to do, if they realize that attendance is compulsory for their study, they also join the class. Attendance is not loaded over student by college attendance is simply a record of presence in a class, it's not a certificate of your intelligence. You can not judge any one by their records. Everyone would join the class if the education system as well;.

Thank you.

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Mahesj said: (Oct 5, 2017)  

I think attendance is quite necessary for college. As if attendance is not considered in one's academics in college, then the individual always deviates to other peculiar activities which leads to severe damage to their life.

Yes, Education should be the first and foremost important thing in a student's life. To achieve this thing one should attend the classes daily.

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Krishna Vivek said: (Oct 3, 2017)  

I think attendance is quite necessary for college. As if attendance is not considered in one's academics in college, then the individual always deviates to other peculiar activities which leads to severe damage to their life.

But sometimes it should not be mandatory if one wants to achieve a particular goal in their life, then college people should give permission for those kinds of people.

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Sreedevi said: (Oct 3, 2017)  
Being a college student myself, even if I hate the concept of "Attendance", I still think it must be COMPULSORY. Because the majority of the students go to college due to this attendance. Even though we can still be against it by saying only those who wanted to really learn and those who realize the importance of their studies will come to college without being compelled, Even such students will lose their motivation and interest to come to college eventually.

And about the majority, at least they will learn some bits here and there if they attend the classes. Instead, if they start to bunk classes, they will completely go out of track. Thinking about the nation as a whole, the youth should be the lead on the right path, even if they don't feel like it.

And also classes could be made more interesting and interactive for the students, without causing them too much stress and mental pressure. This is the major reason students fail to attend college.

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Urm said: (Oct 2, 2017)  
No, The colleges who demand compulsory attendance must make the education status accordingly. If the classes are interesting. Than compulsion to attend classes is not required at all. And all students in colleges are adults. So they can take the decision whether to attend a class or not.

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Yash Mudaliar said: (Sep 24, 2017)  
I would say no, the colleges who demand regular attendance should firstly make their education status like that so that the students also gets interested to attend the classes regularly. I don't think that there is really a need of regular attendance if the student doesn't want, because the main goal should be the education. If the student is still performing up to the marks.

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Ameya said: (Sep 24, 2017)  
I think attendance should not be compulsory. It is just a waste of time if you attend the college just because of attendance.

If a student has a real interest in a subject, he will definitely attend.

No doubt it will increase the laziness if a student is sitting home, not doing anything. But for this making, an attendance compulsion is not a solution.

Those who want to prepare their study by sitting at home, attendance is a major factor which is wasting their time.

So I think attendance must not be mandatory.

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Sjn said: (Sep 23, 2017)  
Yes, Education should be the first and foremost important thing in a student's life. To achieve this thing one should attend the classes daily and a minimum percent attendance must be compulsory for all so as to ensure that a student doesn't bunk the classes. Students who don't attend the classes are either lazy to wake up early in the morning or are going to somewhere else instead of attending the classes. Laziness kills oneself. If a student concentrates in his/her classes then he/she wouldn't face any problem in understanding the concept of any subject. Moreover he can recollect very quickly when he/she is going though the notes.

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Moksh said: (Sep 17, 2017)  
@Shimail Qureshi.

I understood what you need to say but there is an option provided to students interested in sports and no compulsory attendance are made for them write a letter for same to your respective prof. Principal and let them know your intentions and on exams, their presence is required.

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Mahesh said: (Sep 17, 2017)  
Attendance should not be made compulsory in colleges. If students are interested in that subject they will attend. Also, our education system is not so good. Here we will study theoretical and practical aspects separately.

Instead of this system if we study theoretical and practical aspects of a subject we can get knowledge and students are interested in this thing.

Some students will attend classes because of the topic attendance it's no use if the student is present only physically but absent-minded. It is a waste of students time also lectures time. A Student can utilize that time for his interested field.

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Shivam Madhukar Sable said: (Sep 16, 2017)  
Hello, everyone.

I am Shivam Sable So firstly I will thank to you to give me platform how I will think about that, I will talk about positive side all are you know that "the man knows with his company".

So I think the compulsory attendance must be taken in the colleges all are you know that the college timing is not more than 7 hr, if we calculate the over all timing in day this are 24 hour if we (-)7 hour of college then that's is 17 hr, again we (-) 8hr as your sleep then there are extra 9 hr remain then what about that 9 hr your do any thing in that time, I am telling that because I am agree that must taken regularly attendance, student can regularly present he will not only 100 %grassfying but sometimes he will definitely graft, in their colleges other than study there are lots of activity are done such as, Seminar on competitive exam, how to face interview etc if student doesn't regular then he miss that chance to regain their self-confidence, how to interact with others. Compulsory attendance maintain self-confidence in student, professional life how interact with others, and main best things that updated knowledge, so that's why I am in fever of the compulsory attendance in college.

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Shimail Qureshi said: (Sep 14, 2017)  
Hello, everyone. I Shimail Qureshi.

According to me, attendance should not be compulsory because the time duration of any college in too long. And we are not able to do other things by our choice. Suppose if someone is the interesting sport they can not able to do practice. And regular attending college can be so boring. Because doing something by not your choice can be bored at some stage. I know if college do attendance mandatory then no one will come to attend classes. But forcing them to come is not good. If someone is really serious about their future they will definitely come and attend classes by their choice.

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Sarabjeet Kaur said: (Sep 10, 2017)  
As per opinion, attendance should be made compulsory because studies are not mattered of choices but one has to. I noticed everyone speaking in favor but can anyone tell losing interest in the study really act as a colorful picture of future or dark and gloomy picture with long lasting repercussions.

Yes, not attending college can act as a boon if you are indulged in doing something worthy.

Thank you.

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Piyush said: (Sep 8, 2017)  
According to me, attendance should mandatory in college. If the attendence is not made compulsory than 70-80% is the student will not attend the classes. They will just pass there time in sleeping, watching TV, playing mobile, movies etc. No knowledge would be gained by them. But the college should make sure that the classes should be more interactive. More practical knowledge should be given rather than theoretical. So that the student should not feel bored or stressed while attending lectures.

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Souvik Kumar Pal said: (Sep 7, 2017)  
Attendance is nothing but make a habit for the student that they come in the college almost everyday. It's not mandatory that students have to make a full attendance in college. It's just follow the rules and regulations for any institute.

Attendance should not be compulsory in any college. If any student get interest of teaching process of any subject then he automatically want to attend the class as much as possible to learn that subject. Students can't do any other thing apart from studies where he feel to interest due to forcefully come to college. They did't get enough time to spend in some his own choice-able area what he want to do if they have to spend a more boring time in college according to him.

Attendance need not to be made compulsory if the learning process of any institute be innovative by which a student can be attracted.

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Abhinay Singh said: (Aug 31, 2017)  
I do not want to have any attributes of the student, which is the actual talent that does not come in front of the person who does not want to be classed. Some other activists feel that they also have to sit in class while they do not feel like in class. The other class is also disturbed.

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Aditi said: (Aug 31, 2017)  
Hello everyone.

According to my point of view, compulsory attendance is a forced system where you force a student to attend college whether he/she want to attend or not.

If a person came just because of compulsory attendance then no mean of his attending the college because they are not mentally present there they are in college just for attendance.

It's true we are mature enough to make decisions what is right & what is wrong for us. In this case we need to understand the value of education not the concept of attendance.

Easy to call student with this typical keyword called " compulsory attendance " but my q is "are you sure that a person who attending the college for attendance means he is physically present in side the Class is he also present mentally inside the Class and grab knowledge? ".

I think no.

Better to create a system where attending college should be a student choice rather than a forced decision. Where students came for learning not just for attendance.

One more point I would like to highlight that it is observed that compulsory attendance create many problems in student life.

One of them is because of short attendance, students were not permitted for the final examination. In such type of case where compulsory attendance meant for good provide the wrong impact on student life.

So I just want to say rather than looking for attendance it good if we attend class with our choose and priority.


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Kavya said: (Aug 27, 2017)  
Hello everyone, according to my perspective, compulsory attendance is needed in colleges because although college students are matured enough to take decisions on their own they are not matured to properly decide what is right and what is wrong with them. If attendance is not made compulsory then most of them will tend to lose their attention towards studies and may indulge in some other activities and may spoil their career by themselves. So making attendance compulsory may help in avoiding this problem. However, for the one with perseverance, goal oriented, the one who has already decided about his future, the one who knows about his/her parent's sacrifices made to send them to college will not deviate from studies and all other factors will not matter them.

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Priya said: (Aug 26, 2017)  
No, I don't think that attendance should be compulsory in a college because students are mature enough to understand what is good for them and what is not. If they are not interested in the subject then we can't force them as they will just come into the class but will not study. At the same time, they are wasting their time which can be had been utilized somewhere else. Also, it is the responsibility of the teachers to make class interesting so that students come to class themselves without any compulsion.

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Pratiksha Datir said: (Aug 25, 2017)  
I think attendance should be mandatory in college but there will be one condition that college must have to provide teachers staff with great experience and lots of knowledge so that it is helpful for students. And teachers have to take more practicals and teach each and every thing more practically so that it helps to develop the analytical skills of students. Also, teachers should be made their lectures interactive so that students do not get bored. Attendance is mandatory because all students are not always present in college and wasting their parent's money. This misbehavior harms their future.

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Adrash said: (Aug 25, 2017)  
Hi, sir, today topic is compulsory attendance really needed in college.

According to me, compulsory attendance is not required because in foreign developed countries are focusing on projects and assignment. Which is need of the student development, Our countries colleges are focusing on compulsory attendance which is not helpful for full development in our country many.

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Akash said: (Aug 24, 2017)  
According to me, attendance should be made compulsory in college but it should be done only in one condition that college can provide enough good and experienced teachers for teaching, It should be the case that teachers are just coming for formality. Why students would come if the teachers are not good enough to teach, even you made attendance then, what's the point of making it a compulsion college do not have enough teachers and resources.

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Rafael Nadal said: (Aug 24, 2017)  
In My point of view, compulsory attendance is not required. In foreign countries, importance is given on projects and assignments. But in India people give more importance to attendance than learning. They also put a huge amount of fine for not having proper attendance. In my point of view, attendance is a burden on students and many use it as a money making business.

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Sangam Rathaur said: (Aug 23, 2017)  
According to me, attendance should not compulsory in colleges. If the subject you are teaching a subject is of my interest, of course, I will attend the lecture. But if I am not interested in whatever you are teaching then obviously I would not concentrate, then what is the purpose of attending that lecture.

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Arham said: (Aug 22, 2017)  

Compulsory attendance is definitely needed because of this an awarenesses is created through the hearts of students the actual thing is it's about an interest of the student in a particular subject which makes them to attend the class and also in another hand they will get attendance this all about student interest makes them to attend thank you.

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Akira said: (Aug 19, 2017)  
If the teachers in engineering colleges are good then the students would attend college happily. But since the teachers themselves are not competent enough, they don't teach well or make the subject interesting, why would a student want to attend college even. The subjects are so interesting isn't it the duty of the teacher too to make their subject interesting. It is not the fault of only the students for not attending.

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Gowthaman said: (Aug 16, 2017)  
According to me, compulsory attendance is important because it makes a student to get familiar with the subjects and also he may get various matters that are talked in class. Sometimes he may get ideas from his fellow classmates or professors about his future career.

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Nikhil said: (Aug 14, 2017)  
Hello friends,

According to me, attendance should not be compulsory in colleges & why it's so because there are many subjects which are less interesting to study by students; so forcing to be in class for that uninteresting subject leads to unfocus on your interesting subjects.

And may stop from achieving your future goal.

So I leave you with a thought "heard from all but do what you think!".

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Saurav Kumar said: (Aug 12, 2017)  
Yes, Attendance should be made compulsory in college because if attendance is not taken in the class, there are so many students would not attend class regularly and it directly affects on the student's studies. For attending class there are lot of stuffs to learn as time management, discipline, punctuality, skill development, listening and speaking power. Most of the collegiate students prefer to sit back in the hostel instead of going in the classroom because they believe in own self studies and class is not too much interesting according to them means teachers are not able to teach everything in simple way sometimes class becomes too boring for students. And it is one of the main reason not to attend the class. Sometimes professor comes for formality to taking attendance and nothing to teach. Their only motive to attend class anyhow. According to me I think if professors are too much good and interesting in teaching why students wouldn't not attend the class. At last I only want to say that if you made attendance is compulsory you should have to recruit better professor in every field if it happens there is no any issue about the attendance.

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Akash said: (Aug 7, 2017)  

By my point of view, attendance should be maintained, but it should be up to the mark, not force full declaration to the students must attend class without their interest, As I wish if lecturer is at interesting way of teaching the student to sit then it makes some meaning, otherwise with bored teaching leads to student thinks others, simply time wasting and get demotivate on that subject.

For sake of know little bit of computational world, leadership and knowledge about their subject he/she should maintain minimum attendance.

Over view, the thinking capacity of person will increase be learned through by some tutorials, and by own, it makes to think and innovate something new to the world.

Thank you.

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Krishna Kumar said: (Aug 4, 2017)  
Hi guys,

I think it is not required. If students are not interested to sit in the class, then attending the classes for the sake of attendance that doesn't make sense. Before this, the lecturers should understand the psychology of the students whether they are interested or not. Because different students have a different perception. Some students like self-study, some students like group study, some students like to sit in the class and hear the voice of lecturers.

In private colleges, they make compulsory attendance. If students are not attended the classes at the time of examination, they will charge a penalty to sit in the exam.

Finally, every student does have some skills but they have to find it, then only they can reach their goal.

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Chandradeep Anand said: (Aug 3, 2017)  
Hi everyone,

This is Chandradeep.

According to me, compulsory attendance is needed in college because college is an institution which has some disciplines and attendance is one of them. Mainly the attendance is being done for the purpose of checking whether the student is on time (i.e present) or not and to start lectures without interruption.

If the attendance process will not be there then the student will be a bit casual towards their study, it will also be difficult for any institution to manage and to direct the whole organization in a direction.

At the end, I would like to share a quote "Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment" i.e. by following some simple discipline like taking attendance, being on time etc will help to reach the goal.

Thank You.

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Sandy said: (Aug 2, 2017)  
Yes, it is important in student life. With out attendance, the students cannot come to the college properly And they cannot learn. When the students come to the college they learn something about the subjects or current affairs.

I read that students are interested the lecturer class then they were sitting in a class room otherwise they went outside.

It is not like a movie if you interest sits in hall otherwise go outside.

This classroom is students future.

After completion of the study, we cannot sit in the classroom.

So from my point view attendance is very important it decides the attitude & the character of the student.

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Arun Kumar said: (Jul 27, 2017)  
I think No, Because if any student interested in any teacher lecture then he automatically attend his lecture, there is no need to force for attend the lecture, and if any student doesn't able to understand any teacher lecture then he can read its content from other places like as from video lecture, and he/she refer any book for this, why he wastes his time in lecture when he/she not able to understand teacher lecture, and there is another thing if attendance became compulsory then student will not give the attention in other activity and I think which is compulsory for everyone because after college everyone meets to industries where they will work, and if they busy only in the theory classes during their college life then they feel boring in industries life.

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Ruchika Agarwal said: (Jul 26, 2017)  
According to me, physical presence will not work. At this stage of life, students are mature enough to take decision to go or not to go collage. At the time of Orientation that should clear the whole scenario.

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Gaurav Singh said: (Jul 26, 2017)  
Hello, friend, this is Gaurav.

According to me, regular attendance should be compulsory in colleges because any student goes to class daily then he can understand every subject in the class and gets good marks in the exam and after finishing the college everyone will apply for the corporate job where check our talent and regularity.

Thank you.

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Shamshed Vali said: (Jul 22, 2017)  
Hello friends, this is Vali.

Well according to my point of view, the regular attendance is necessary to maintain for every student in their college life because as college is not only a place just to get a degree but it also a place where every student will be trained in all aspects. Generally after completion of their graduation most of them recruited in corporate world where attitude and discipline plays a vital role and they have to habituate to that corporate world this will only possible if the student is regular to class where they will trained on this aspects too.

As we know that technology has developed a lot by which we can easily study from anywhere by online tutorials but it takes more time to you if you get any doubt in that video on the other hand if you are in class room your doubts will be cleared easily by discussing with your friends and lecturers.

So that I conclude that regular attendance should be needed to everyone in his college life.

Thank you.

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A.Aggarwal said: (Jul 22, 2017)  
Yes, compulsory attendance really needed not only school but colleges also there are many facts as below.

1. To place in good company because most of the company required above 80% attendance because it shows punctuality.
2. Regular attendance improves over confidence level in the class.
3. Through it, we can know about the punctuality of the teacher.
4. Through it, we can judge about over classmate.
5. Through it, we can learn cooperation leadership team work which is very important for a student.

At last but not least regular attendance is very important in colleges.


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D Sathish Reddy said: (Jul 20, 2017)  
Hi friends.

Thank you for giving me this opportunity.

Maintaining attendance in the colleges are considered to be some cases it will give Good results. And some cases it will give Bad results.

First, we will discuss the importance of the positive results. If you are regular to the classes it will give the confidence levels is generated and the thinking capacity increases, it is the easy way of reaching success.

Some of the demerits are also included in the maintaining of compulsory attendance not possible in daily life because all the students have not come with the same background. If they are also leading their family in similar of continuation of their studies is maintaining of attendance is not possible.

These are the basic good and bad results in the maintaining of attendance in colleges.

Thank you

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Ram Kishore Singh said: (Jul 20, 2017)  
Yes, I agree with compulsory attendance really needed in college. In my point of view if anyone attends the lecture of that basic subject and this basic concept gets clear. Attendance is very must because we got a regularity and discipline characters that we do not have so much. After college life, everyone has to go for recruitment in various companies. There, they have to show our talents and there must be required discipline and punctuality. If in college if a lecture is going in a good manner then we have to attend in very conscious manner. Every one have to appear for the competitive exam and various government Jobs. Only we clear that exam when we have to command on that particular subject. So in my point of view attendance is very really needed in college.

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Deepak said: (Jul 14, 2017)  
If I say yes, then lectures should be intersting.

So, that one can enjoy the learning process.

But if not them I think attendance should not be compulsary in colleges.

Because it will be boredom.

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Preeti Pragyan Mohanty said: (Jul 13, 2017)  
No, in my opinion, compulsory attendance is not needed in college. If a student finds the lectures interesting, he will automatically come to the class for lectures. If a student doesn't find the lecture interesting, then there is no need of wasting the time. He/she can read and understand those subjects better from the video tutorials. Also, sitting in the class and not understanding anything doesn't make sense. Rather the student must explore and develop himself and his knowledge by learning new things. And for these things, everyone needs time. A student should explore in which he is the best and live his life rather than being forced to attend classes because of attendance. Moreover, lectures should be uploaded to the web so that the students can review the lectures whenever they want, also during exams as in IIT's. Getting good marks is only not enough, there should be overall development of someone too.

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Kapil said: (Jul 11, 2017)  
Yes, I agree with this statement. If there would be no attendance issue many of the students would rarely come to class or could be absent during whole semester. Due to this lazy peoples will surely spoil their life by just sleeping in their rooms. If they attend class even if the professor is not teaching well but somehow they will come to know that what to study and learn so that in the exam time they would not face any difficulties.

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Teju said: (Jul 11, 2017)  
Yes, attendance must be needed. Because if attendance is not taken into consideration, students take it as an advantage. Only interested students will attend the classes. Most of the students attend the classes for attendance. Students mentality should be in such a way that if he miss a class, he is going to miss something so important lecture. So, it's a teacher responsibility to give their lectures in an interesting way, so that every student attend the classes with great interest, concentration. So, teacher's must Interact with the students to induce curiosity, motivate, and provoke thinking, imagination and application of the concept taught.

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Mansi P said: (Jul 10, 2017)  

In my opinion, a certain minimum criteria for attendance is a must. Being realistic, we cannot assume that all students will make optimum use of their time if attendance isn't compulsory.
Even 50% attendance will ensure that the students remain aware of the syllabus and get a rough understanding of the subject. At the same time, the quality of education needs to be maintained specially if a minimum percentage criteria is being imposed on the students.

After all, a college is like a temple. But not the kind of temple that students should enter only during their exam season expecting a miracle.

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Uttara Deb said: (Jul 9, 2017)  
Hello. For me, attendants should not be made compulsory in schools or colleges cause being educated is a self-choice. Education can not be entrusted. Many students find it easier and more helpful studying at home rather than attending classes. There is a good penetration of distance education in western countries and those people also thrive in their lives. If a student attends class regularly and not doing the homework then the very purpose is not solved. Moreover, govt needs to understand why students find lectures monotonous and bunk the classes. Even many a time even students attend classes they are not properly attentive. Studies should be made interactive and more participatory rather than one-way lectures so that instead of making attendants compulsory students themselves will attend the classes for their own interest. Thank you.

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Rajasekaran said: (Jul 8, 2017)  
There is a need attendance in college. We are learning more knowledge in short time. We are learning more ideas and more questions are arising from college days or life days.

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Anu said: (Jul 8, 2017)  
According to my point of view, Complete attendance is necessary for college. It is a good habit to attend our classes regularly. Students taking leave on prior reason are accepted. But taking leave for unnecessary reason is not permitted. This kind of activities of not attending college makes the student lazy. And the student also follows this kind of activities on the job also. Parents worked hard to pay our college fees. So students must attend the classes and read their lessons regularly. If students miss their classes they might not get any interest in studies and also it results in a lack of concentration. So parents must guide their children in a proper way. And also they must see to that children studies must not affect in anyways. Because education is most important to everyone. Thank you.

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Jay Mistry said: (Jul 6, 2017)  
I totally agree with attendance because due to the same student will get the exact idea about subjective knowledge.

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Mohit Aneja said: (Jul 5, 2017)  
I don't think there is a need for compulsory attendance. It is just the case that most of the students happen to dislike the courses of their field just because of some earlier compulsion, which was from their parents or their society. Most students take up streams according to the marks which they score in their board exams, with most of the toppers opting for medical and engineering. I think there would be no longer need of compulsory attendance once every student takes up the field of his/her interest.

Moreover, compulsory attendance sometimes leads to the death of creativity, according to me. The lectures are ought to be listened to with full attention, jotting down the important points. This, in turn, promotes rote learning as students who have already spent so much time on the subject in the lecture halls prefers to mug up the things on the notes during the examinations rather than going through the text, which again, would be time-consuming.

Furthermore, studying the subject on their own would lead to increase in the number of group discussions among the students themselves because the students would seek help from their peers to clear their doubts.

If at all the student happens to waste his time when he was supposed to be learning the subject, he would ultimately perform poor in his exam. At least, he would be sure enough that the poor marks were due to his negligence and not because the teacher could not make him understand the subject.

If this no-compulsory-attendance system is to work, there need to be certain changes in the current system. First and the most important, transparency in the course structure and syllabus. Teachers or the institution should state clearly, beforehand, the syllabus to be covered for the subject. This would decrease the dependency of students on the lecture notes. Secondly, there should be a doubt clearing portal wherein the teacher is available for clearing the doubts which the students are not able to clear even after discussing among themselves. Lastly, the students and teachers need to change their mind that the subject matter can only be learned or taught through spoon feeding. All this would lead to an effective education system in a country.


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Shreenath Bhosale said: (Jul 3, 2017)  
I think there is no need of compulsory attendence in college. It is because now we are studying such a things which used in industry 20 years ago and there is a college for all about 9 hours of a day. Means we are actually wasted 9 hours of a day in studying those things which are not in existence. Due to this attendence we all are not able to learn new things, new technologies and we indirectly lagging in competition. We are putting more efforts to learn all outdated technology and studies hard to be topper in class but it is really not useful. In IIT, BITS PILLANI there is no compulsion of attendence and because of this reason only they are able to crack interviews of google, microsoft company. It is because company needs candidates who know about existing and widely used technology. So to learn all this existing and widely used technology we need extra time because our syllabus doesn't contain existing and widely technology. Thus we need some more time to learn all those thing and to be expert in those. It makes easier way for us to sustain in a competition.

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Shivani said: (Jun 23, 2017)  
In my opinion, a minimum amount of attendance is necessary to make the students aware of the syllabus and knowledge about the subjects. But our educational system should include such courses which will influence the students not only academically, but also creatively and morally.

The courses should be made more interactive and which will create an urge among the students to attend college regularly. The role of teachers plays a major role in shaping the overall development of students. The amount of attendance in colleges should be reduced to 50% instead of keeping it 75% and above. Out of 100%, 45-50% attendance should be made necessary to cover up the required syllabus, 25% should be given to students to make use of good opportunities in the real world so that they get used to the professional world before actually entering it. And the rest 25 % should be given to students for self-study and relaxation.

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Anamika said: (Jun 21, 2017)  
Hello, everyone.

According to me. Compulsory attendance is needed and viable for schools only. Compulsory attendance in college doesn't make any sense to me. Even in my college and many other colleges compulsory attendance was there. But less was strictly it was being followed. And in other colleges, it was being found that some students going for private tuitions of their class teachers were awarded attendance which was undue and the others not going to their tuitions had to suffer. And if their attendance is below the required attendance, they had to pay money to get their attendance increased. The students fro rich families can do so. But what about the poor ones? However, in schools, they were debarred from sitting in the exams, which doesn't happen in most of the colleges. So what I think of an attendance system in colleges are that it is totally a money making a concept. Thank you.

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Deenbandhu said: (Jun 17, 2017)  
Attendance in college should be compulsory but upto a moderate level that do not cause harm to creative student and studious student. Because compulsory attendance help in to be punctual and discipline. Focus is the main reason and source of success. So maintain focus on study, compulsory attendance is required but there should be room for other voluntary activities that student want to pursue to develop their acedamic and personal skills.

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Shashi said: (Jun 17, 2017)  
Definately NO.

Insted of making attendence compulsory collage should try to improve quality of education they providing so that student will automatically attend the lectures without any compulsion.

Also some students are trying to do some new experiments in other fields also such as business so if clg is compulsory they will not get time for that.

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Dev said: (Jun 15, 2017)  
Compulsory attendence means we are forcing student to come college. If college have capable to provide to better education & other co-curricular activity then undoubtedly students will come college because some student think college is wastage of time and some have different goal & to achieve it they need time and after college they don't have enough time to fullfill it some so instead of mandatory we can decide minimum attendence.

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San said: (Jun 9, 2017)  
Compulsory attendance is not really needed in college, but minimum attendance is necessary (65% as set by our college). Because at least one can have a brief idea of what the subjects are and what is the current topic being taught in the class and also an idea of how many topics he has missed. This way the student can at least plan which are the subjects that he/she should start reading early and which are the ones, the student thinks he can complete just one or two weeks before semester exam (at least if the student doesn't want any backlogs in those subjects). Attending the classes on time also teaches us how to be punctual, which is necessary. Because in future no matter where we work, whatever may the job, being punctual will be a plus point for us. Now the rest of the time while the student isn't studying or attending his regular classes that time can be given to the societies that he has joined or in doing something productive that will help him to achieve his goals in life. In this way he can at least maintain a decent CGPA, to sit for campus placement so that at least he can have a job to fall back upon if things don't work out according to his plans. Time management is necessary if you want to achieve something in life. But in the end I also want to add that whatever I have written is not to be related to those who waste their time by smoking weed and getting high all the time and just lying on their bed in hostel rooms just like drunkards and drug addicts, because for them neither attendance nor studies or even their goals in life (if they do have any!) matter as much as getting high or getting drunk.

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Smruti said: (Jun 5, 2017)  
I think compulsory attendance is needed in every college. But it should not be high. It should be minimum 50-55% because students may not like every lecture and they may need time for self-preparation for different examinations. But minimum attendance requirement should be their in every college otherwise if the student doesn't attend the class at all then he should better do a correspondence course. Also, the lecturers should teach in such a way that the students will be interested in attending the classes, they should not be forced to attend the class. And also if the student is self-disciplined and punctual than he will automatically attend the class and the students who are not interested will find different reasons not to attend the class. So that's why the attendance requirement should be minimum so that students will at least know what is going on in the college.

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Mirza Naved said: (Jun 5, 2017)  
I don't think it's necessary. I have really experienced it in my life if we go to the college they take our precious time from 8 to 9 hours and if attendance made compulsory then we have given our precious time to them, nowadays people today in education system is really uneducated and make system for us they really don't know what is good for us and what not. They can just think up to how much they have thinking power so I must say students should not be bounded by such rules and regulation. We should be given freedom of our time.

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Tinkoo Bansal said: (Jun 2, 2017)  
Hi, friends.

Nowadays in govt engineering colleges, 75% attendance is compulsory but in my opinion, this restriction should be relaxed because in lectures neither some lecturers nor some students are so interested to study. I think if any student is really curious and serious about his studies then, if bar is there or not, he will attend the class to learn and that is meaningful learning instead of that when student becomes last benchers and makes it sometimes difficult for curious or serious students to study by making noise or other types of disturbances.

Things don't end here some students bunk their classes and make pressure on regularly class attending students to their proxy which is directly making fun of rules and regulations and this makes them more confident to break rules further in their life.

So, on conclusion I want to say that restriction on attendance should be lowered to 50-60% instead of 75%.

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Adi said: (May 31, 2017)  
Attendance is quite essential as it engraves punctuality in an individual. He becomes more serious and hence could develop some potential skills. However attendance as long as it is not forced and the individual is deliberately made to attend lecture could develop some serious undesirable issues. The individual may become good theorist but shall eventually lack the practical skills.

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Vinit said: (May 22, 2017)  
Hi friends.

It is one of the main problems of the engineering student Attendance!. I am against this, because most of the student during the lectures are not attentive they are not interested in that, they are only wasting their time to attend the lectures only to get an attendance. If they are free from this attendance system, if they have interested they.

Definitely, attend it. Otherwise, they can utilise this time in that task that they like. If you are a college student you can understand this, that we study by our self for exams not by our lectures. Finally, In my view, compulsory attendance shouldn't be in college.

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Riya said: (May 17, 2017)  
Well, talking about attendance in colleges is compulsory or not is an important topic, if the college teaching techniques are well enough to make the student attentive to attend a regular class. Then it seems to be very important for them but if not then attendance is not compulsory so, At last, I would like to say that if the environment of college is happier or like or feels like a collegian attendance of every student automatically becomes a regular student. And then this problem of attendance or short attendance will not occur.

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