Previous Posts in This Issue
- 11/10/2011 : Madras High Court Madurai Stay against New system of marks in MBBS Tamil Nadu MGR University
- 17/10/2011 : Gujarat High Court has come to the rescue of students who have failed First year MBBS in Gujarat. We have covered that in this page
- 09/11/2011 : Medical Students vs MGR University – Medicos Win – Combined Pass Enough. We have covered that in this page
- 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.
- 16/11/2011 : MGR Medical University : Revised MBBS results withheld after protests
- 23/11/2011 : MGR University First year M.B.B.S. results for August 2011 ( I MBBS Aug 2011 ) published
- 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
Woes of the TN Dr MGR medical varsity does not seem to end, with medicos, nursing and dental students going on a state-wide protest against the university’s newly introduced grading system on Thursday. While the university had been ordered by the Madras high court to revert to MCI’s norms of evaluating exams, VC Dr Mayil Vahanan Natarajan has allegedly declared he would move the supreme court (SC)in support of new grading system.
The stir began in August, when around 40 per cent of first year MBBS students from colleges affiliated to the university failed, even though they scored the minimum 50 per cent marks in theory and practical exams, because the university had introduced a rule to score 50 per cent in all 5 exam components of each subject. “Even after the HC directed the university to pass the first year and fourth year students, a group of around 30 final year medicos have not been allowed to start their internship. If the VC decides to challenge the case in the SC, it will not help anybody; it will only be wasting the time of these students, who are already delayed in starting house surgeonship,” explained a professor at a private medical college.
Even government doctors are now supporting the students. “The Madras HC had directed the university to revise the grades of first year students. However, the university has made them write exams for 500 marks(each subject), and reduced it to 200. The students were not informed that this kind of calculation would be done suddenly, and many have failed,” says Dr G.R. Ravindranatha, president, Doctors Association for Social Equality. all medical students from colleges affiliated to the university will sit in protest today.
Update : Photos ( Copyright Dr.G.R.Ravindranath ) from the demonstration