India's Under-19 cricket captain Unmukt Chand won his battle with his St Stephen's College Friday, with Delhi University allowing him to move to the second year and complete his first year exams in the forthcoming semesters, recognising his case as "rarest of rare".

With much hue and cry raised over St Stephen's decision to bar Unmukt from exams due to low attendance, Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh, who received a phone call from Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal, intervened in the matter, allowing him "to move to the second year of study".

He would be allowed "to clear his examinations during the course of third and fourth semesters for the backlog of the first two semesters," Singh told reporters.