Is compulsory attendance really needed in college?

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Manasi Katu said: (Nov 6, 2022)  
Hi everyone,

According to my point of view, there should not be regular attendance to the students. Because attending college on regular basis makes them qualitative, not quantitative. To increase the quatitiveness of students, college should not be compulsory.

Nowadays, in today's, students can do his/her studies on their own basis by taking the help of technology and clearing concepts. So I think college should not be compulsory as 75%.


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Bikram Saha said: (Sep 5, 2022)  
Hi everyone,

I respect everyone's thinking but in my opinion, it shouldn't be a compulsory option. 30% attendance should do mandatory só students will get more time for their studies and if it actually happens so students will only come to clarify their doubts but Causing 70% attendance or more pressurises a person to come in college. If a person wants to build up a start-up or do internships, it is difficult for him or her to miss the chance. College should make students qualitative not quantitive. But I respect every college's decision why 75% attendance should do mandatory but I think, What we are now some of us will be professors or will be in the higher authorities at a time so at that time we should think about that what you faced when you are in the college. We all students want to make our future better so at that time when you are in the higher authorities you should think about that.

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Archana said: (Mar 7, 2021)  
Hi everyone.

Today's topic is, compulsory attendance really needed in college from my point of view it's compulsory to attend the classes from which students like me can gain knowledge and apply the skills which are required for future use.

This does not mean that we should have to compulsory attendant the classes. If the student has an interest in gain knowledge and skills. Being a student I myself want to gain knowledge and skills so it's helpful for future use.

From my point of view, it's compulsory to attendances really needed in college.

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Samit said: (Nov 28, 2020)  
Hello everyone.

For me, a minimum percentage of attendance is compulsory like 30% not more than that. Because if 75% or more than that attendance makes a student's regular habit, not productive. We always want to make a student qualitative not quantitative so that each of students knows their duties and works hard for their goal. So minimum attendance is required for the interaction with teachers by which they can clear their doubts and analyze their potential and fault and rectify it further.

So, I strongly believe that minimum compulsory attendance is must required.

Thank you.

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Mangesh said: (Nov 23, 2020)  
According to me, yes, sometimes attendance is compulsory but in another sense it is not.

There are two types of people one who are lazy and don't want to do anything only to stay at home watching Netflix etc all the time for that person it must be compulsory because they will atleast go to college and sit in the classroom and for 75% attendance they attend class and learn something when they can't use mobile then they have only one thing is to sit silent and study.

But on another sense attendance should not be compulsory for those who are motivated towards their goal they know what they are doing and they have decided their path they need not to come college for study and to attend college because sometimes we came college and nothing happens in class that is mere only waste of time for those students.

And yes, attendance must so that students can come college make groups introduce themselves take part in co-cirrcular activity and enjoy college life that is most important part of life and they will connect to college and studies.

Thank you.

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Mangesh said: (Nov 23, 2020)  
I don't find any logic behind compulsory attendance. If the teacher cannot create interest in the class, there is no point in attending his classes regularly. Our aim of going to the class is to gain knowledge and if that is missing I don't really know why should we go. There are teachers who just come to the class and start reading monotonously form the slides without any interest for explanation. It is a known fact that there are some teachers who may be brilliant researchers but output in the class is nill. That is understandable. The point of not going to the class is not disrespecting the teachers but to stop wasting our times. Definitely the time that is gained by not going to the class should be utilised in studying those topics in details and then approaching the respective teacher with doubts. I believe he/she will very well be able to clear the doubts because he is a professor and has in-depth knowledge. The only problem was he couldn't express himself in front of a full classroom. So in my opinion, college classes should be made optional and a student should attend the classes of those teachers whom he fills can clear his doubts, This may vary from student to student.

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Mukesh Kumar said: (Oct 3, 2020)  
Hello everyone,

As per my point of view, attendance should not be compulsory in college, in my opinion, it kills the productivity of the child, if someone wants to works on his own startup, project or any other his/her field orientated studies, but they can't think of that because of compulsory attendance in college. Some of them have to sit in boring lectures and wasting their time.

So, in my opinion, attendance should not be compulsory for all.

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Inuuleena said: (Oct 1, 2020)  
Hello everyone!

Today's topic is "is compulsory attendance really needed in college"?

According to my point of view, everything has good and bad sides. I think the students those who are only entertainment-oriented and don't have any interest to do anything, for them it should be compulsory. Because through this they can sit silently in the class instead of using mobile phones and at least listen to the words what the lecturer says. Rather they think whatever maybe but they can gain the ability that how to sit constantly for 45 minutes.

On the other hand, it should not be mandatory for those who have already set their goals and have a proper idea to achieve this. They don't think it necessary to come to college because sometimes we came to college and then the class is suspended that is the waste of time for those students.

Anyway attendance plays a very vital role in a students' life. It is a good sign. It makes them obedient, discipline and honest. So, it should be compulsory for every student.

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Abhishek Kumar said: (Jul 12, 2020)  
Of course, attendance should be compulsory because if we go to college for attendance then our discipline & punctuality will stay & regular with the study. If we attend the classes then we can improve our skill, sharp our mind like whatever thing we are missing in our study then this thing we can cover up by teachers & about interest then if one time we will attend the classes then automatically interest will come & enjoy the class.

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Tinku Paul said: (May 4, 2020)  
According to me, attendance should be compulsory in college. We see students everyday goes to the college but when examining time comes they sit for agitation because college authority does want to allow many students to sit for exam because they don't have adequate attendance. Actually students when they go to college they get the freedom and not only that boys come from Boys school and girls come from girls school but in college most of the co-education so they get chance to make friendship with the opposite sex and as a result they like gossip send time to go to the picture, visiting here and there in this way they spend there. But student life is very golden life if they can't study properly then they will not get chance in reputed sector and parents they spend their hand money for their children future. So according to in college there is strict rule for compulsory attendance then they have no choice they have to attend the class and accordingly they will prepare for their study as well as exam. In there future they will get lot of time for their entertainment but they should not waste their time in student life. They should concentrate in their study.

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ANKIT MAURYA said: (Feb 27, 2020)  
As per my opinion if I go within positive direction of this topic attendance should be compulsory in colleges but there are two factors most of the colleges bounded the student by some rules and regulations 75% attendance is mandatory for every student but in actual condition, it is fair or not, little bit thing about this it may seem like the only foundation to the student because if the college doesn't give such environment which they actually required for the students then it is not good for any student, it seems like only time waste also not beneficial for self-study purpose. If college gives that environment which are important for study purpose then attendance should be a minority for students.

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Sakshi said: (Jan 14, 2020)  
According to me, yes, sometimes attendance is compulsory but in another sense it is not.

There are two types of people one who are lazy and don't want to do anything only to stay at home watching Netflix etc all the time for that person it must be compulsory because they will atleast go to college and sit in the classroom and for 75% attendance they attend class and learn something when they can't use mobile then they have only one thing is to sit silent and study.

But on another sense attendance should not be compulsory for those who are motivated towards their goal they know what they are doing and they have decided their path they need not to come college for study and to attend college because sometimes we came college and nothing happens in class that is mere only waste of time for those students.

And yes, attendance must so that students can come college make groups introduce themselves take part in co-cirrcular activity and enjoy college life that is most important part of life and they will connect to college and studies.


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Ranjan Tyagi. said: (Jan 6, 2020)  
Hi Everyone,

In my opinion, attendance plays an important role in attending classes and maintain a focus of student towards their studies whether in school or in a college. Because if continuity in classes will break then it will affect their studies. So, attendance ensures discipline in academics.

But these days in some cases we have seen some students will tell at home that they are going to college for studying, but in reality, they will indulge in unnecessary things, and gradually waste their time and money.

But if a student has a valid reason for not attending some classes then they can be given some leverage depending on professor-student mutual understanding. And there should be transparency of attendance to their family if not having good attendance.

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Hiteshi Tanwar said: (Jan 2, 2020)  
In my opinion, attendance is not compulsory but 75% attendance is compulsory. I feel regular attendance develops a strong sense of community in a classroom and encourages class participation. Attendance I not related to learning-It is not necessary that if a student is attending a class, he is gaining knowledge about everything that is taught in school.

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Akanksha Tula said: (Dec 17, 2019)  
Hai friends!

In my opinion attendance is mandatory Yes It's really mandatory. Especially for professional students attendance is mandatory cuz by attending the classes we can learn some thing in a day.

Advantage: one of the main advantage is you will get some knowledge about your subjects and you will get a good score in your midterm exams, internal and externals lab & semesters buy end of your graduation you will have a good percentile.

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Gaurav Jain said: (Oct 22, 2019)  
Hello Guys, I am not going in this topic so large because every student have different perspective own their own. I have mentioning the fact that's it.

1) For some student it matters a lot. These are those student that who are scared to these kind of stuff that if you not come and maintain 75% attendance then we will suspend you.

2) In some good Institute it matters a lot because they are reputed Institute and also they have very good professors and Lecturer their to teach them. So a strictly Provenance is there in Institute and attendance matters a lot like in Bits Pilani and some other private Institute.

3) But When we talk about Middle level or lower level Colleges, I think that it is not compulsory that we have maintained 75% attendance (Not all College). But a self study is the best plan to focus and reach the goal that you have set.

4) Conclusion is that for a Good Institute it is compulsory to having attendance but in low or middle level colleges it should not be there any criteria of attendance in College.

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Pranav said: (Oct 14, 2019)  
Hello guys, I am too a victim of 75 % attendance criteria but I would like to put my point in the favor of cumpulsary attendance as someone should be in the favor of it while GD.

So, as I experienced in my college days, compulsory attendance is much required, specifically for an engineering graduate. I can tell you with my experience, students not going to college, waste their time on youtube, watching web series, games and so on and soon they get addicted to it. I too suffered from this problem. Going to college can help to maintain our daily activities in a good way, we will come back with some learning atleast. If you are not interested in the class lectures, you can sit in the college library and study whatever you want. So, I strongly believe everyone should go to college. By waking early in the morning, and going to the gym followed by a healthy breakfast we can focus on our study and can secure a healthy four-year college.


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Dev said: (Oct 2, 2019)  
Hello everyone.

In my opinion attendance in collage should not be compulsory because in graduation students are not as like as school kids who is not mature enough to take good decision for their future so if students got concession in attendance then they have much time to explore to ourselves according to their interest and demand of market and it not like learning and mugging 19th century technologies in 20th century.

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Ruchi Sengar said: (Jul 9, 2019)  
Attendance should not be considered as an important factor in colleges. Coming to college and attend all the classes just to get that "present mark" on the register is none other than a forceful thing which clearly shows zero interest.

Let suppose we pass a rule that either everyone's attendance should be at least 75% or he/she will not be further eligible for exams. Listening to such a warning kind of rule, the strength of classes seems to be full out of full but what if these children aren't getting what is going in the classroom and they are engaged in their own activity.

Also, some students learn additional things side by side in which they have an interest. So it's not possible to attend college daily. Students manage college study and additional preparation together.

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Shubham Pawar said: (May 17, 2019)  
Compulsory attendance. Well, we might have all suffered due to this in our graduation days.

But the question that "Is compulsory attendance really needed for the welfare of students? ".

Well, this question can be answered in many ways.

In my personal opinion, a student must not be imposed with compulsory attendance. The reasons for this are:

1. First of all, when we see the curriculum of Indian Universities it is much outdated. The technologies of 18th-19th centuries are being taught to 21st-century students. The futuristic technologies like blockchain, Artificial intelligence, big data, etc. Haven't made to our curriculum which is very much vital for the growth of our career.

2. The second reason could be the unavailability of qualified and skilled teachers. Even today most of our colleges (except a few like IIT's NIT's) we didn't find teachers with modern teaching methodology. This makes learning much boring and unworthy.

3. A third reason could be the digitalisation of education. There are a large number of the video lecture and educational material available on the internet prepared by highly skilled and qualified professors of highly renowned universities of the globe. So the students these days prefer to learn these modern technologies by these skilled professors rather than wasting their time at the classes.

4. The last and the most important point to consider is " Do our colleges make us employable?". Most of you would agree that it doesn't. The technologies needed by modern world industries aren't taught in colleges. This makes students to search for other options like taking extra training at coachings or taking online certification courses to become competent in the market. Today the skills are more important than knowledge. And the classroom can just give us a little knowledge but not the skills to get the things done.

Hence I conclude that even if attending classes may seem ethically correct but imposing compulsory attendance just constraints the students' imagination, creativity and his right to learn what he wants.

One solution I would suggest to encourage students for maximum attendance in classes is to strengthen the education system and modifying it according to modern interests and needs of students.

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Vijay said: (Apr 4, 2019)  
In my point of view, attendance need not be compulsory because every student has his own interests, so he may get bored in other classes, which are not his interest. It means that if he is interested in any subject his mind forces him to learn it.

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Apoorav Chaudhary said: (Apr 4, 2019)  
Why the attendance must be compulsory in colleges. The thing is that these criteria just messes up students mind and rather fulfilling their attainment of skills they are fulfilling their attendance. And due to this after 4years of engineering, they realise they needed to do something else. Now, I have a question for every one of you do you want to have a skill India or a dumb India fulfilling its attendance criteria.

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Prasanna M said: (Mar 7, 2019)  

According to my point of view, attendance is not really needed in college because nowadays student are mature they understand the educational importance in their life because of that attendance is not needed in colleges.

Thank You.

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Manasa said: (Mar 1, 2019)  
Different people have a different opinion about it, I think attending classes should be compulsory because we may not know where our interests lie, in such atmosphere, we tend to find what we really want, we get to meet people and get exposed to the different working environment. No one wants to be a couch potato, not making attendance compulsory would make us one!

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Sonali said: (Feb 12, 2019)  
I think that it is not necessary to attend college regularly. Because every student has different interests and aims. They can do anything as they want. So, the attendance doesn't matter on a bright future.

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Sandra said: (Jan 26, 2019)  
Attendence is of prime importance because you never know where your interests lie. Wouldn't you be happy if a certain topic strikes you hard and keeps you occupied the whole day.

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Parth said: (Jan 3, 2019)  
Well, I think it altogether depends on the student to student because the student will only sit in the class when he/she finds the faculties & subject knowledgeful & understandable, otherwise he will only daydreaming in lectures, so in my personal opinion it should not be compulsory to have attendance.

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Charan said: (Nov 22, 2018)  
According to me, the compulsory attendance is a concept of making someone to sit in the room who is not at all interested in listening.

And it doesn't means that if a student has no attendance he has poor knowledge in the sub in this digital world we can find everything in internet so actually forcing student who has no interest to listen to sit in the class and teaching him is like teaching a rock how to move.

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Triveni said: (Nov 21, 2018)  
Attendance is not at all important in college. Why because some students are not interested in classes they are interested in any other fields which one they prefer or like more.

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Rafi said: (Oct 26, 2018)  
Hi Friends,

In my point of view, attendance is mandatory in colleges because, if there are no attendance students can escape some classes and rejoin the classes which they are interested. I agree with all of your points which is mentioned above.

But Finally, I conclude that attendance is very important in colleges.

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Asna said: (Oct 12, 2018)  
According to me, the attendance is not compulsory in colleges.

Attending class without any interest is waste of time. There are people who are interested in other fields.

So, 100% attendance should be limited to 50 - 60%.

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Shobhit said: (Oct 11, 2018)  
Yes, definitely if the attendance will not compulsory in colleges then the level of knowledge will degrading day by day because if the attendance is not necessary why student will go in college regularly and if they don't go then they can't able to clear semester with good marks and all these not happen they will not placed in any company and will unemployment rate will highly increase and none of the MNC will come to our college or our country to give jobs because knowledge level is zero then why they will come to waste their time and In this way our youth will be unemployed and having zero level of knowledge what will do just we do labour type work. So, attendance really needed in college.

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Meer said: (Oct 7, 2018)  
No, there is not compulsory attendance Because many of colleges having a not good teacher so there are problems for students, if they can't understand their lecture so it's maybe big problems for this career, therefore many of student join the online class for achieving success. Attendance is mandatory but at the limit. Not required 100 percent. The student also comes to colleges for tips regarding the career with their class teacher or principal. Because teachers give the best guidelines.

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Preethi said: (Oct 7, 2018)  

Attendance is not mandatory as now a day's in India theoretical knowledge is been given to students mainly in Btech colleges and in maximum number of colleges faculties are only not aware of what they are teaching they just mug up the text and they just doattend the exam and some of the front bunch students take notes of them. And all the students at least don't even know what they are listening and what is going on in class it is due to lack of interest. So it's better to give freedom to students to choose their career.

My parents gave me the freedom to choose my career and so I'm doing some projects staying at home. Even my friend and faculty are not aware of this thing so from past 1month I didn't attend college so everyone is making fun of me it seems even faculty.

Thank you.

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SACHIN said: (Sep 29, 2018)  
Yes, compulsory attendence must be needed in colleges. It is beneficial for students to be punctual in life and these are the small things that make them punctual.

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Sahithi said: (Sep 22, 2018)  
Yes, compulsory education is needed in college in now a days. Because without proper guidance we may not move in the right direction. Even though we are having video lectures it won't help us to get the subject deeply and an education without a proper guidance is sailing in the undirectional boat so for this purpose we need attendance compulsory.

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Garima said: (Sep 21, 2018)  
From my point of view, attendance must not be compulsory in colleges because there are some students who have to change cities on a frequent basis for their career requirements, and if it is done, it would hamper their growth.

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Sunil Bhagat said: (Sep 6, 2018)  
Attendance must be mandatory in colleges as it is in schools.

Parents spend their hard spent money for their children's education. The Government gives scholarships to motivate students to study.

If attending classes is not necessary, there should be no colleges and everyone can do online courses.

Learning takes place through a Guru (teacher) who not only teaches you the text but also shares his/her wisdom. Also, learning takes place through interaction with peers.

Attendance should be through bio metric scans.

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Midhuna said: (Sep 4, 2018)  
Hi everyone.

From my point of view, attendance in the college is not important because it doesn't show ones punctuality. In does not affect ones future.

Bunking of classes also one of the enjoyment for students.

But it also has negative side. Most of the students are taking this as advantage and they are often bunking the classes.

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Somun said: (Aug 30, 2018)  
Hi everyone.

Actually, I don't think so. From my point of view, attendance will not going measure the punctuality of an individual. If teachers will teach something productive along with the usual syllabus it will definitely put some interest in a individual to attend the classes. Thank you.

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Manisha SB said: (Aug 29, 2018)  
Hello everyone,

According to me, attendance must be made compulsory in colleges. In today's world, there are so many things that distract students like drugs, mobile phones etc. If attendance is not made compulsory, the students will fall prey to bad habits and spoil their future as well. Further introducing compulsory attendance ensures that the students develop discipline, punctuality which makes them more professional and well-groomed for the industry. These values cannot be developed overnight, but have to be practiced in student days itself.

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AlexP said: (Aug 25, 2018)  

Mandatory attendance is overall better for society. It raises the bar of general education and protects children from being diverted to early labour or left ignorant of their capability.

It makes the society more equal and more competitive in the world.

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Gautam said: (Aug 24, 2018)  
Hi friends this is Gautam.

I don't want to hesitate attendance because it will build up my punctuality other than many knows or etc.

For eg: Assume that I am working in MNC. I am well knowledged and well professional although if I don't provide my attentivity or concentration or regularity in my work it will affect all my good things so attendance is mandatory because it not gives you any knowledge but teaches the regularity. Which should be followed in our day to day life.

Thank you, Friends.

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Visha Vaghela said: (Aug 12, 2018)  
Hello everyone.

According to me, attendance in college should not be compulsory because in college we get only theoretical knowledge but in today's Era a person should have a good command of particle aspects. One should learn things apart from subjects and should get involved in other activities and learn.

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Usman said: (Aug 12, 2018)  
In my point of view, attendance in college should not be compulsory because if you want to follow your passion or not interested in your branch or want to do some other activity then this attendance issue will prevent you in many situation and also if you are eager gain knowledge then there is no need to make attendance.

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Akash said: (Aug 9, 2018)  
I don't think so. Because many of them want to follow their passion. Or wants to do something else. Apart from their degree. I can take the example of one of my friend. Abhishek, he is pursuing B-Tech in mining engineering from IIT Dhanbad. But he is not comfortable with this. So his main focus is UPSE. In fact he is preparing for UPSE. But I had seen his hard work. He is really facing lots of problem due to the attendance. What is the use of that attendance if we are not benefited.

As we all that what is important in our college life to get decent GPA? We just have to studies 10 days before the exam. So why we are wasting 3-4 months by sitting in the class. If we don't have the pressure from the academic then we really follow our passion.

Because everyone has their own characteristics.

So, if you are not interested in that branch then find something in which you are good at.

It doesn't mean that I'm saying the same thing for the schools. Becoz school is that which mould our personalities. So compulsory attendance in school is good. But not in college.

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MOMIN said: (Aug 1, 2018)  
Hi friends this MOMIN.

In My point of view on his topic is, there are many corns and porns about the college attendance, because a student who was perfectly attending the daily activities in campus can able to perform in the campus only for sake of writing exams and get passed they cannot able to get more additional when compared people who are not attending the college, in order to gain extra knowledge 100% attendance.

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Somya said: (Jul 31, 2018)  
In my opinion, gaining knowledge is more important than building attendance. A student having high attendance and still gaining no knowledge is useless. Proper utilisation of time is important. And Yes if your college has proper studies routine then you should not be one to miss them for sure. Because college makes our life disciplined. But it overall depend on individual perspective towards studying. Because life is all about pursuing our goals and working towards it ambitiously!

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MAYANK said: (Jul 24, 2018)  
I think it depends on the college education system ie teachers, HOD.

If knowledge is being imparted nicely in the class then attendance must be taken seriously. But if no proper study is going on in class then attendance should not be taken into consideration.

Less attendance shows less interest of the student. (if proper classes is being held).

And in that case, attendance should be compulsory.

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Aravind said: (Jul 22, 2018)  
In my point of view, attendance is not compulsory, because let's take an example in an interview they only consider the level of knowledge you have not the percentage of attendance.

Here attendance is not necessarily but marks take place. One of the important things is nowadays job is compulsory in that case everyone has the main aim is to get a job so that's why we are studying.

Finally, gain the knowledge is important not getting best attendance, so attendance is not really needed in college.

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Ritwik Rajesh said: (Jul 21, 2018)  
Hello everyone!

I believe it depends on the education culture in the college. If the classes being conducted have nothing to learn from or if one could rather be productive in a different environment, I'd say a high attendance requirement is unnecessary. The authorities should ensure good quality education in these institutions first. There is a big dearth of good teachers in our society anyway and online education seems to have established itself as a more reliable medium for imparting knowledge.

On the other hand, there's a sense of discipline that is put into students via this scheme, if this is explained to them and how important this is, for most work environments and future endeavours, it could possibly be more accepted than it is now.

Thank you!

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Lokendra said: (Jul 19, 2018)  
I want to ask a question that what is the purpose of attending class above 75 % attendence?

The answer is just for learning and gaining knowledge but you know very well that every teacher are not able to do this kind of knowledge or subject which are not interesting and just for making the marks.

And college assume that we are workers just doing duty from 9 to 5 not at all we are students who wants to make career with our interest and grow our skills but all that happens not in a limitation. Learning is a thing that can take from anywhere, anytime but not in prison where they are forcing you to do something that is not understandable and beneficial for their growth.

At the end I collect my points and conclude that 40-50 % attendence is enough apart from 75 college can give the tasks which is beneficial for their future.

Thank you.

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Bhim said: (Jul 16, 2018)  
Attendance should be compulsory as per my views but I would say it should be compulsory in some limit. Most of the college attendance compulsion is 75% but I will suggest it should not more than 60%. If a person want to do any other research or work but he cannot do because of the class attendance. If we compulsion of the attendance should decrease till 60% then student can do their own research or other work.

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Tanvi said: (Jul 15, 2018)  
Hello everyone,

First of all, compulsory attendance is not really needed. Let me elaborate,

There are some students who come to college for gaining some knowledge and then there are those students who are forced to attend college due to pressure from parents. There is also a choice conflict. Some students may not like the branch or subject and hence they bunk classes, or they might feel that they are not gaining anything out of the subject. These days our education system is not compatible. Whether the student likes the class or not he/she has no choice but to attend them as shortage of attendance can detain them or they won't have enough credits to go to the next semester. I think that we should be given our freedom to decide what we want to study and how we want to study. Compulsory attendance just binds us to the college like a contract.

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ANAND RANJAN said: (Jul 13, 2018)  
Yes, in my opinion, attendance should be compulsory in College. As í am pursuing MBA my attendance is 100% till 3 rd semester. And Its feel good When you have complete attention towards your study. You get a habit of getting up Early in morning and get ready for College. This habit Will help in future When we Will be working in a company or MNC.

So, in my opinion, attendance is compulsory.

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Tushar said: (Jul 12, 2018)  
Nowadays, compulsory attendance means to force the students to come college and attend the lectures atleast but this thinking has nothing to do with better education for youth.

I would like to explain, why it is not needed.

1. During exam time, we take notes from the front benchers because in every class atleast one student is always making serious notes without caring for attendance. So even if students attend the class, they will not have attention towards lectures which is a failure of the aim of making compulsory attendance.

2. Our internet media nowadays are more friendly enough to make things understandable than our teachers, so students do not go to ask the doubt in college, instead of, they just google it.

So, compulsory attendance is like a jail if you are not interested in attending classes.

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Pooja Gurav said: (Jul 6, 2018)  
Yes, attendance should be there for the students to improve their practical knowledge.

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Himanshu Singh said: (Jul 4, 2018)  
According to my point of view, the attendance in college are compulsory but not 100% at least 50 to 60%.

The main reason behind that'.

If we attend 50 to 60% college atleast we have some theoretical as well as some practical knowledge and now days practical knowlege is more importent to survive in any organization or industry.

That is very helpful for our upcoming future.

But if we do not attend the classes and lab then we have not any practical knowledge.

We can pass the university exam by study through the internet and many materials available in the market only to pass the exam.


By this we can get only degree NOT a good job.

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Harsh Jain said: (Jul 3, 2018)  
According to me, yes it is really necessary but it should not be 100% it is OK with 75% and the reason behind it is that as we come to a teenage we start thinking many things and one moment in life comes that we get distracted. If your mind is focused then it is well-en good but mostly are distracted. Yah it is true If the teacher cannot create interest in the class, there is no point in attending his classes regularly but there many other teachers who explains very well.

Let me give you my own example,

We have total 8 subjects with 7 teachers and strength is around 52 std. Out of 7 teachers, 6 explains very well by giving practical examples but although teachers are explaining well enough student don't give proper attention. In our class, only 34 std study with interest and all others makes them self-busy in doing useless things and this thing is out of mind for me.

But at least by compulsory attendance, it is possible that students will gain somewhat knowledge just by hearing, writing or direct asking question by teachers which is not possible if they are not going to college.

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Rakesh said: (Jul 3, 2018)  
Hello everyone.

So, today's topic is is it right to compel us for attending the college or let it on the student. In my point of view, attendance should not be compelled us for college. Let me elaborate this my some points.

- first thing is now we are older enough to understand that what is good for us and what is bad. If I feel that important that I have to go there is no need to compel me for the same.

-college time is the only time when you can do the things that you love.

- in college time study the subject is not the only key to get success in this time we have to learn many other things. Means we have to develop ourselves. Develop skills we have to be better in every aspect.

-the main thing is if teachers teach us the level that we are interesting. Why we start to bunking the classes is we feel like we are wasting our time without gaining.

- college should improve their teaching quality.

So what I mean to say that let student decides in what they have to involve themselves they know where do's lead to them.

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Saqlain Shaikh said: (Jun 30, 2018)  
Hello everyone.

In my opinion, there is no need to make attendance compulsory if the college will provide good theory plus practical knowledge and lectures should be interactive. If this happens in our colleges students will attend the classes themselves. There is a need to change in the education system to attract student as current education system provides backdated knowledge which is not applicable in the industry.

So, the relevant syllabus should be made then there will be no need to make attendance compulsory.


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Pratiksha said: (Jun 24, 2018)  
Yes, exactly. Compulsory attendance is necessary in college because a student leaving at home or in a room is distracted by many ways like phone or there are a lot of ways of distractions. I think attendance should definitely made compulsory but with some changes in our education system. We should make it compulsory by creating interst in student' s mind. If we are unable to create interest or curiosity in student's life then we should make them free to take there own decisions.

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Prithwijit said: (Jun 17, 2018)  
I don't find any logic behind compulsory attendance. If the teacher cannot create interest in the class, there is no point in attending his classes regularly. Our aim of going to the class is to gain knowledge and if that is missing I don't really know why should we go. There are teachers who just come to the class and start reading monotonously form the slides without any interest for explanation. It is a known fact that there are some teachers who may be brilliant researchers but output in the class is nill. That is understandable. The point of not going to the class is not disrespecting the teachers but to stop wasting our times. Definitely the time that is gained by not going to the class should be utilised in studying those topics in details and then approaching the respective teacher with doubts. I believe he/she will very well be able to clear the doubts because he is a professor and has in-depth knowledge. The only problem was he couldn't express himself in front of a full classroom. So in my opinion, college classes should be made optional and a student should attend the classes of those teachers whom he fills can clear his doubts, This may vary from student to student.

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Lalitha Ch said: (Jun 13, 2018)  
Good evening one and all.

Yeah, compulsory attendance really needed in College because by the time students going to the college they will be in the teenage. So this teenage is like a poison that won't make them come to college regularly. If compulsory attendance is there. At least they will go to college regularly. Because if they are absent. Absent message will be sent to their parents so they will come to college regularly. That regularity will make them settled in their life. Because if they go to college they will get some knowledge by listening to their lecturers. Many people think I can read even by staying at home but it's impossible. Of course, they can but not like the others who come to college because no one is there at home to punish if you have done mistakes but in college even though you don't have the interest to read you will read because you have fear about your lecturer so that you can learn something than nothing.

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Shruti said: (Jun 9, 2018)  
Hi friends,

In my opinion, compulsory attendance is necessary for school children's as well as college students. Indian education system needs lot of modification like updating syllabus, focusing more on industrial or practical knowledge etc. In case of online study we will miss the fun of college, values like punctuality & discipline would not get inculcated in us. Also that learning attitude will not be developed. Arranging compulsory lectures for the students can become a good platform to enjoy learning but for that necessary modifications must be done in our education system & government is working in that direction. I would like to say that it would be better to have this lecture system. If we need to update our knowledge then we can make use of internet but bunking classes is not the solution.

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V@ibh@v said: (Jun 2, 2018)  
In my opinion, considering the fact that our country is moving towards digitalism number of options are there for the students to gain knowledge apart from what we get through lectures. In fact I would rather suggest someone to bunk class search for the topic and study what are the current research going on regarding that particular topic instead of sitting in the lecture and learning the same thing that has been taught for the last plenty of years. You can find more practical things on YouTube and Google alongwith the theoretical knowledge.
As a college student if you are possessing 100% attendance, u mug up everything that has been taught in the lecture and u topped the exam will be pointless and meaningless as long as you are not updated with current scenario.

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P.kavitha said: (May 17, 2018)  
Hi friends,

I am Kavitha,

According to my point, is no needed to 100% in collages, why Because of almost students physically present, Mentally off sent.

In Our Life, college duration very important. Because in college days teach us everything.

The Thing needs to change the education system. Education not only our life, We need more Extra activities, Practical classes, innovative classes, .

After finish college, reading and writing exam is not valid. They expect from us talent and practical knowledge, situation handling and etc. , So We learn from all these in collages. Highest percentage is not a matter. We need a knowledge, . So first of all changing education is the system. And students automatically comes to college. This duration very important in everyone life. So Students Realizes What is the purpose we are going to collages. What we need in our life.

Out of Tamil Nadu. Singapore. &. Other countries. The classes totally differ. They conduct half-day classes. Remaining half day. They teach sports and Dance, Karate. Extra. So Students love the way of teaching. Students never getting boring. The students doing the part-time job during collages.

Finally, 50 % attendance holder having a good position in a company, as same time 100% attendance holder having a lower position in a company and life.

So attendance is not a matter. We need a change the way of teaching and Learning.

Thank you.

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Deepak said: (May 12, 2018)  
Hi Everyone,

I would say that compulsory attendance is needed because if there is no compulsion means most of the students won't come to college. It will affect their's life. Instead of changing the limitations try to change the system. That means change the method of teaching or syllabus anything. Make the classes more interesting. Automatically, students will love to come colleges.

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Tisha said: (May 3, 2018)  
Yes, full attendance should be compulsory in colleges because;

1. If we attend our college regularly it will help to boost self-confidence in an individual.
2. It will make us punctual.
3. It will helps to socialize us with different people.
4. We will be able to focus more on studies then any other things.
5. It will encourage us to make our future better.

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Sree Madhwa said: (Apr 23, 2018)  
Yes, 100% ATTENDANCE is needed in colleges. In my way, attending the college daily without any leave helps the student to build up their CONFIDENCE as they listen to all the classes and learn the subject.

SIMPLY ATTENDING THE CLASSES IS NOT AT ALL USEFUL, the student should have the commitment to study. This regularity in the college REFLECTS THE SAME IN THEIR FUTURE, as the person who gives the job have the confidence that you will finish the given work in time without any delay.



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Bindu said: (Apr 18, 2018)  
Hello Everyone,

Regarding Compulsory attendance, It is not necessary at all because of many reasons.

->First and foremost thing is INDIA needs DEVELOPERS, which comes with self-understanding and a healthy relation with the subject. And Understanding comes with your own effort not rather someone forcing you to learn or Dump the subject for the sake of marks, what the present day education system is doing with the name of Compulsory Attendance.

-> Everyone will have their own interests, they have joined in some courses does not mean that they should be proficient in that. For example in B tech if we are having 6 subjects, the student will have or get interest only in 2 to 3 subjects and they wanted to make their carrier with what they like and should be given that freedom (chance) to utilize that time in which they will be sitting simply in the class for attendance (compulsory) and wasting his precious time.

-> Maybe someone might have joined the college just for the degree and they were interested in doing something (Govt services, business). So, in this case, what is the use of forcing them to attend the classes for attendance in which he is not interested at all.

-> We should do something we liked to not forced to do. Then only the unbeaten outcome comes.

"Do only what you love, then there is no need for you to work a day" - Confucius once said.

Based on these facts, my opinion is not to have a compulsory attendance.

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ROHAN VIRAT said: (Apr 18, 2018)  

Compulsory attendance really not needed in college.

We go to college for knowledge purpose, not for attendance. Nowadays lecture will not give full hint about the subject and moreover, they don't know how to explain the concept.

That's we students need some time to gain knowledge from various ebooks and to revise them.

Finally, Better 50% of attendance is enough.

Thank you.

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Suraj said: (Apr 15, 2018)  
Absolutely It should be compulsory.

Because First, it makes us.

1) a punctual with daily scheduled. Which helps in the future word.
2) Then maximum students try to attend whole class whereby students get benefits of the study.
3) It makes us hard worker, interaction with students, teachers.
4) It teaches us management of time.

Although if facilities of that college are not in teaching then we should join coaching and give more time in coaching then college attendance doesn't matter in our future making plan. Because our purpose to join any study Institute is get knowledge and facilities are not helping then You should think about this point.

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Aman Kumar Swarnkar said: (Apr 5, 2018)  
Attendance should be compulsory in those collages where professional courses are being taught, but those collages where non-professional courses are taught attendance shouldn't be compulsory because they people need time for carrier and job searching but in professional courses students must learn skills required for market need of related course that make nation powerful.

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Yeshwanth said: (Apr 3, 2018)  
According to me, attendance should not be compulsory in colleges but there should be some restriction otherwise there will be only 2 or 3 students in the class, and parallel the environment should be comfortable to those students who are interested in other activities also. So, I think 60% attendance is well and good because all the students should know what are the concepts going on in classes and have some idea about it to clear their exams.

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Piyu said: (Apr 1, 2018)  
I believe attendance should be compulsory in colleges because there is always something we could learn even from the dullest professor of college. They have this powerful weapon called experience. Beside this attending college is really good for the social environment. We not only gain theoretical knowledge but also we learn many new things. However its the responsibility of professors to show some leniency if the student is actually busy in any productive project or something.

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Swathi said: (Mar 30, 2018)  
Hi guys, I am Swathi.

This is the good topic to discuss on.

Compulsory attendance is a must for kids because they can't do it on their own. i.e for school children they will go to school and learn from their teachers.

While talking about college, compulsory attendance is not at all necessary.

Because we know our talents right?

We can complete the whole syllabus a day before the exam, can't we?Which teachers can't complete teaching the whole year.

We can't blame teachers may be they know our talents so they are lenient.

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Gops Jogdand said: (Mar 29, 2018)  
Hi Guys,

I think the attendace is not mandatory because of attending all the lectures it means total waste of the time, all the teachers are not teaching as fresh mind and some are the boaring lectures, if the attendance crieria is 40% then it will be fine for us, because of final year and third year students busy in project or the some private classes if they attending the all lectures then they can't do remaing things, so no attendance is no matter.

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Pahadi said: (Mar 28, 2018)  
Good, attendance is needed to develop a strong sense of community in a classroom and to encourage a healthy sense of class participation.

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Rohini said: (Mar 26, 2018)  
I think compulsory attendance is not needed in college it is the place where we enhance our qualities and learn new things but if we continue to attend college we really have no time to improve this. We join college not only to study but also to learn new things that help us to fight in this world of competition.

Practical knowledge is more important than theoretical knowledge. We may pass all semesters but if we are not able to explain there is no meaning of that study.

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Aditi said: (Mar 23, 2018)  
I think attendance in college should not be mandatory because the quality of professors in college is not so good. Going college only for attendance not for learning something is totally a wastage of time! If a teacher is teaching well then student automatically attend his lecture. There is no need to force student for attendance. Extracurricular activities are also important for a student for developing his skill along with knowledge and practical knowledge is more important than theoretical knowledge!So for understanding basic attending lectures is also necessary so I think 40% compulsory attendance is good for them. Because if they totally stop attending their lectures it may ruin his result. So there should be a balance between both studies as well as other activities.

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Tarun Pramod said: (Mar 21, 2018)  
As per my opinion,

I will not agree with compulsory attendance because it will ruin creativity of students at least 60%. I think 50 percentage of attendance is enough after that leave the students freely and make the subject clear head. Make them learn on their own and explain to them if they need. Practical learning is more important than a classroom lecture. Practical implementation is more important than by-heart. Don't force them to try to educate and help them to elevate.

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Mohit Lodha said: (Mar 20, 2018)  
Hello everybody.

I'm Mohit. Below are my opinions about attendance in college.

I read almost all opinions and I agree with no mandatory attendance.

Because if the institute makes a rule of mandatory attendance then they should first check their professors quality. Are they quiet hopeful, innovative, interesting?

I observed that most professors coming in class are being reflected like they are driven just for doing duty & earning. No hopes, no freshness on their face makes a lecture so boring.

At college level the students are enough capable of doing their studies & scoring handsomely.

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Darshan G said: (Mar 14, 2018)  
Hello everyone,

In my view, there is no need to have a compulsion about attaining the lectures. If it is about 70 to 60% that's okay. If you have the basic knowledge about subjects that fine. In college life, we must build our EQ by participating in extracurricular activities. As it helps to develop our personality Or along with these students can start his startups up to a small level.

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Bharti said: (Mar 13, 2018)  
Attendance should not be made compulsory because students should get chance to learn new things which is only possible when they will do some extra activities. And it should be made compulsory only in 1st and 2nd year because discipline is also an important thing. Minimum attendance should be 60%. Attending to college activities should be made compulsory rather than attendance because study and participation in extracurricular activities both are equal.

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Arshad said: (Mar 13, 2018)  
I think the attendance should be 60% mandatory in 3rd and 4th year.

In college first and the second year is the base for the student so the attendance would be 100%. After that student needs to work on this skill. So its required spam time. In day by day, the competition is tough. The Student also needs work on the skill. In college theory and practical performance is always needed. 60% in a 3rd and 4th year is good enough.

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Sakshi said: (Mar 12, 2018)  
I think compulsory attendance must be needed in college upto 2nd year students. Because till 2nd yr, students needs to understand their subjects conceptually because these subjects were the basic building block of their respective fields. But for this college must provides best faculties to students so, that students wants to attend the lectures. So, instead of taking daily theory classes, faculties should also try to make their lectures interesting and interactive. Because every students wants to use their theory knowledge by performing some practical work. By this students starts enjoying the learning process. But, from 3rd year to final year the attendance criteria must be reduce to 50%, because during this spam of time all the students were busy on improving their other skills along with their theory subjects. So, for this they need proper time to enhance their skills so that they can focus on their college placements or competitive exams.

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Arindam said: (Mar 11, 2018)  
In my opinion, 100% attendance should not be compulsory in college. College time is the time when a student learn practical knowledge with academic knowledge. 100% attendance compulsory means the student gets only theoretical knowledge like in school. The students will not get any opportunity to do any extra curricular activity. In most the college they do not have smart class. There is no difference between school and college in teaching learning process. It becomes very difficult to gain a practical concept by only attending lecture. So there should be some extra time to attend internship for students. Hence 60% attendance can be mandatory.

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Abdul Rasheed said: (Mar 8, 2018)  
I agree with the points of @Anjali.

What she said that exactly true, because most of the students need practical knowledge along with their studies, I think we can't get fulfil of practical knowledge in college environment we should go out from the college and should do a project like internships. 60% of attendance is enough.

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Santosh Kumar said: (Mar 3, 2018)  
From my point of view, attendance should not be needed compulsory. As, many of us need to focus on self study rather than listening to boring lectures. Although to some extent like upto 50% attendance could be done mandatory so that everyone would be comfortable enough. Daily attending the classes in college just for the sake of attendance is of no use. So, it is better to sit at home and study. In a nutshell, I would say attendance should not be made compulsory, as there is no point of that attendance until and unless we are not focused towards learning.

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Lokendra Singh said: (Feb 28, 2018)  
Hello Friends!

I think there is no necessary that you have to attend the classes on regular basis for completing just attendance.

We come to college for gaining knowledge and learning not for doing a formality.

By this restrictions, the student gets demotivated and not grow of their knowledge view.

They only in the prison that they don't want to live.

So if you think you educate a person forcefully then you are wrong.

At last, I can only say 50% attendance is much enough for doing college activities.

And other left time is grown for our knowledge.

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Shanky said: (Feb 26, 2018)  
Compulsory attendance should be mandatory up to a minimum decided limit which is necessary to get the basic knowledge of class study and to maintain a culture of college. After a minimum limit, there should be restricted freedom "after giving a proper reason of class drop" for students to explore their lives in other fields and to differentiate students on basis of their time management and regularity.

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Jyoti Singh said: (Feb 23, 2018)  
I think 100% attendance compulsion in college is not necessary because college is the only platform of our whole future professional and social life. So during college period we have opportunity to built our interest our hobby. But regular classes might be limits the mind of students they will not Abel to think out of classroom lecture and if they are listening the lecture forcefully there is no advantage, that is waste of time if they are not intended they can't adopt anything.

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K.Dinesh said: (Feb 20, 2018)  
I think students may not follow the class if he fails to attend the majority of his previous classes so it may lead to decrease in interest and marks.

But 100% attendance is not compulsory if a student attends to 80% of his classes it is enough.

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Hassic said: (Feb 20, 2018)  
I agree with your points @Anjali.

But compulsory attendance in college makes a student come regularly to college. And makes them improve time management.

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Anjali said: (Feb 17, 2018)  
Hello everyone!

In my point of view, compulsory attendance in college makes no sense. It shows that in college level too we are not getting practical knowledge. We are still fully focused on academics knowledge and not facing practicality.

Instead of compulsion in regular attendance, there should be an attendance criteria/limit which should be fulfilled by each and every student. In college time, every student has their different perspectives and goals so there should be some sort of freedom so that they can explore themselves. Many students start various internships, training and startups during college. So according to me, there should not be a compulsion of attendance in college.

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Manju said: (Feb 16, 2018)  
Hi all,

Attendance must be made compulsory because regularity brings the best results, where colleges are the most important roles in developing our career, we all need to be regular because HARD WORK AND REGULARITY BEATS TALENT IN EVERY POSSIBLE WAY.

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Karan said: (Feb 16, 2018)  
According to me, attendance should not be a compulsion for students in degree college. Though minimum criteria should be set so that they should at least attend few important lectures. Moreover, they should be motivated to get involved into extracurricular activities. This way they will be active plus won't go off track as they will be in the college vicinity only.

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AKSHAT said: (Feb 16, 2018)  
According to my point of view, there should not be any compulsion of attendance in college because college is a time where students should be involve in career oriented activities which need not to be done with regular college. It should be done compulsory in school because it is a time to inculcate discipline.

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Karuna said: (Feb 13, 2018)  
Friends in my point of view, Attendance is should not be compulsory in colleges. Because college stage is the time to know everything that is happening in around the individual. But nowadays colleges are running from MORNING to EVENING, than what is the difference between college and school. This condition leads to restricting to schools only, which knowing only a book knowledge, their they making a student's as a un-knowledgeable in general knowledge, which is results as unproved persons in several talented tests without coaching by paying an extra special fee. So, I'm suggesting that Please create a college by running a half session's or by giving weakly holidays along with Sunday in regular, at that time it uses a student's to learn whatever they interested. PLEASE DON'T CREATE A SITUATION TO ATTEND A COLLEGE, without INTERESTED. Thank you.

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