‘Have mercy on the country and leave engineering’, High Court tells engineering student struggling to pass after 9 years

Punjab and Haryana High Court

The Hush Post | 8:50 pm | 2-minute read

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has asked a student struggling to clear his engineering for the past nine years to have mercy on the country and leave engineering.

A B.Tech student of NIT Kurukshetra had moved the court seeking one more time to clear his engineering. The student had started pursuing the course in 2009 but had failed to clear 17 compartments awarded to him. The court, however, refused to entertain his mercy petition, and pursue any other profession but ‘not engineering’.

The petitioner appeared before Chief Justice and himself presented his case. He informed the court that he was given a time period of another four years to reappear and clear the exams. He said that he failed to clear the compartments owing to personal reasons, seeking another attempt.

Coming down hard on the student, Chief Justice Krishna Murari said the court had no sympathy with people like him who waste nation’s resources. The court said the expenses incurred by the government during this period were manifold compared to the fees that he paid.

”You have mercy on this court and do not waste its valuable time and have mercy on this country and do not become an engineer,’’ said the Chief Justice.

The Court also suggested that the appellant should select some other profession — like law if he wants– but not engineering.

“When you could not pass an engineering degree in nine years how can you clear 17 compartments in one attempt. It is better to choose some other career, but not engineering,” the court observed.

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