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
We had already seen that the General Council of the University had decided to revert to old system
In Continuation of that, Plea against varsity rule dismissed as withdrawn in the Hon’ble High Court of Chennai today
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 (24/11/2011) : MGR University vs Medicos – Write Exam for 500, Get Marks for 200 – Left in lurch, docs rise in protest
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 at http://www.thehindu.com/news/states/tamil-nadu/article2614242.ece
The Madras High Court on Wednesday dismissed as withdrawn writ petitions by over 100 students challenging a Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University’s decision that they should secure a minimum of 50 per cent in each of the subjects in the first year examinations, instead of scoring 50 per cent in an aggregate manner.
When the matter came up before the First Bench of Chief Justice M.Y. Eqbal and Justice T.S. Sivagnanam, university’s counsel and Advocate-General, A. Navaneethakrishnan, produced before the court the resolution adopted by the university’s special governing council on November 8 in which it was decided not to implement the changes in the evaluation pattern of the first year MBBS course for August 2011 examinations. The first year MBBS students who were examinees of August would be governed by MCI regulations.
The Bench said this decision had been taken based on the State government’s instructions of November 4.
The court said that in the aforesaid premises, counsel for all the writ petitioners sought permission to withdraw the petitions. Accordingly, all petitions were being dismissed as withdrawn.
The Bench made it clear that on the basis of the university’s guidelines those students who were not allowed to attend the classes or their attendance had not been taken for consideration, they should be deemed to have attended the classes during that period.
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