Once again Medical University make it mandatory for medical and dental students
to get a minimum 50% in each paper to clear the examination.
The Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University will from August
2012 once again make it mandatory for medical and dental students to get a minimum
of 50% in each paper to clear the examination, vice chancellor Dr. Mayil Vahanan
Natarajan said here on Monday 31st, 2012. The university received a communication
from Dental Council of India secretary Dr. S.K. Ojha saying “the DCIs executive
committee in its meeting decided that the eligibility criteria and exam rules framed
by the council were the bare minimum and that a state government or affiliating
university was free to prescribe higher standards”. The university official’s said
“the Medical Council of India had already conveyed a similar message though an affidavit
filed in the Madras high court”.
The university first brought the new examination
rules in August 2011, when more than 40% of first year medical students failed to
clear their examination. There was a furor on campuses and student staged protests.
After they moved court and petitioned chief minister J Jayalalithaa, the university
was forced to revise its decision. The court ordered the university to follow MCI
guidelines. The number of first year students who passed the exam rose to 84%, but
university officials were not convinced with the exam and evaluation patterns. Communications
from DCI and MCI establishes the supremacy of the university in establishing higher
standards in syllabus, curriculum, teaching, training and examination. This is a
victory for the medical university. “All the faculty and students have to abide
by our new regulations”, he said. “The university has promised to have two teachers
evaluate each paper. The highest score will be considered as the final mark. If
there is a huge difference between the two evaluations, a third faculty will be
called in”, he said.
Courtesy: Times of India