"Students are here to study. Why can't they complete their degrees on time?" an EC member asked.
He said in case of any "reasonable" issue forcing students to take a break- like health reasons or marriage-they already get a 'span time' to complete it.
"There is no need for any chance beyond that," he said.
The 'span time' provision allows students extra time to complete their degrees.
Thus, as per DU norms, undergraduate students need to finish their degrees inside six years while post-graduate degrees must do it inside four years from the date of enrolment.
The Council said there were logistical issues too as the examination branch was finding it difficult to maintain the records for longer period.
The provision, which has been a matter of debate in the varsity for over a decade, was done away with in 2012, but was brought back following protests from students.
Following the 2012 withdrawal of the scheme, a group of 32 students had approached the Delhi High Court requesting they be allowed to avail it.
The court had then directed the DU to consider their requests.
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