Student who took uni to court over failed assignment set to learn fate

A Melbourne journalism student will today learn the result of a Supreme Court action he launched in a bid to strike out a fail grade for a university assignment about dogs.

Monash University student Chinmay Naik, 23, was failed in 2017 for a video assignment about the negative stereotypes surrounding certain dog breeds and then failed again when it was re-marked.

But he believes he was wronged and took court action, seeking a judge to strike out the assignment result and declare a pass for the subject and course.

Monash University journalism student Chinmay Naik will today learn the result of a Supreme Court action he launched in a bid to strike out a fail grade for an assignment. Source: AAP

Mr Naik, who has represented himself in court, believes the same examiner marked the assignment on both occasions and claims Monash did not follow proper protocols.

He also sought extra time because of a disability but Monash University rejected his request for special consideration, leaving him without enough time.

Mr Naik believes he can win the court battle but previously admitted it would be a “brave” decision for the judge to make.

He previously tried to get the assignment result overturned by the Human Rights Commission and the Ombudsman, but those bids were unsuccessful.

Supreme Court Justice Melinda Richards will deliver her judgment on Friday.