Student Granted Extra Time For Finals May Be First In
By Dave Reynolds, Inclusion Daily Express
May 22, 2003
MUMBAI, INDIA--With a little help from the Mumbai High Court, accounting student Dhaval was allowed six extra hours to complete his final professional education exams on May 2 to become a chartered accountant.
Dhaval filed a petition with the court against the Chartered Accountants of India just two days earlier.
"There are provisions that physically handicapped persons must be given extra time to write examinations papers. I just asked for my right," Dhaval, who has cerebral palsy, told the Mid Day news service.
The student had been given extra hours to complete papers last year, but his requests were denied for the final exams.
His is believed to be the first such case in India.
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