Hyderabad: In a big relief to families and well-wishers, 10 students out of the total 25 who were asked to leave the Western Kentucky University campus a few days ago will be allowed into the second semester of their study. A majority of these students are from Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Guntur and Visakhapatnam in the two Telugu states.
“Although WKU standards mandate a student to achieve a GPA score of 3.3, some students who got a score close to 3 GPA are being allowed to continue. The fate of 15 others, some of whom got as low as 1.3 GPA or 1.66 GPA, is with the varsity,” said Subhaker Alapati of Global Tree agency that recruited these students.
He said many students have approached WKU officials through the agency and directly seeking chance to prove their merit in studies. Many of these Telugu students focused more on part-time jobs than academics and hence their poor performance in the first semester.
The student recruitment agency said only 30 per cent of the students who enrolled for masters (in computers) from India faced this situation while the rest have progressed to the next level.
Aditya Sharma, who is president of the university’s Indian Student Association, said many of these students did not take their education seriously there.
The university didn’t have much choice with students, who failed to meet their expectations, he said. The recruitment was held in September, 2015 after which Indian students enrolled for masters’ study in Western Kentucky University.
According to recruiting agencies in Hyderabad, Western Kentucky University is a good university with a reasonable fee structure (nearly Rs 5 lakh per semester). The cost of living in Kentucky is affordable compared to the other cities in the US....