As we had predicted in our detailed analysis of the Medical Students vs MGR Medical University Legal skirmish, the University has decided to roll back to the old system
Update (11/11/2011) : MGR University vs Medicos : Old System ( Combined Pass in MBBS ) Stays
The result is also applicable to the Final Year students who had been declared having “failed” in Surgery, because they did not get 50 percent in Orthopaedics, even though they have “passed” in the combined score. They have now “passed” the paper. Readers can compare this with the scenario mentioned in our analysis, where the court case filed by one Final Year Student in 19997 led to first year students also being declared pass.
Update (16/11/2011) : MGR Medical University : Revised MBBS results withheld after protests
Update (23/11/2011) : MGR University First year M.B.B.S. results for August 2011 ( I MBBS Aug 2011 ) published
Update (01.02.2012) : Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University new exam rules : 50 % mandatory for pass
Update (16/06/2013) : No Brake or Break in MBBS ? MGR University to conduct supplementary exams to enable students join main batch
More details From http://www.thehindu.com/news/states/tamil-nadu/article2610986.ece
General Council decides to revert to old system
Tamil Nadu MGR Medical University on Tuesday revoked its new rule on a minimum pass per cent of 50 in each component.
The General Council decided to go back on its decision to up the pass marks for MBBS students, and revert to the old system.
It had been decided that every MBBS student would have to score 50 per cent in each component of a subject to qualify for a pass. Each subject has five components, Paper 1, Paper 2, Viva, Internal Assessment and Practicals, and as per the new rule, the student had to score 50 per cent in each of these.
The rule was implemented for the first time for students who wrote the exam in August, revoking the earlier practice of demanding a minimum of 50 per cent marks aggregate in the theory papers and orals, and 50 per cent in practicals to pass.
Students claimed that it was in violation of the Medical Council of India’s regulations being followed in every other State and private medical universities in Tamil Nadu. They also said that the move led to more failures. Meritorious students who had managed to enter the medical stream were being overburdened.
They made a representation to the government to revoke the new rule and restore uniform evaluation standards in the State.
It was in this context that the General Council met to resolve the issue.
It is learnt that the Council was advised by the government to consider the petition of the students favourably.