Till date, students who did not have a minimum of 80% attendance were awarded an XX grade and failed in that course. Students had to repeat the course before they were allowed to take the semester exam.
IIT-B reviewing its attendance policy through a committee convened by Abhiram Ranade, a professor in the department of computer science and engineering,
Faculty now have the freedom to take a call on either penalizing students for bunking class or letting it pass. The policy was broadly cleared by the senate recently and will soon come into effect.
Faculty members can choose their own attendance plan, they will be required to declare the same at the start of the academic session. There are three plans a teacher can pick from.