Banned or not: Controversy surrounds Miss World Manushi Chillar's MBBS examinations
Committed to her pageant work, she couldn’t attend the supplementary exams which were conducted in April-May for the examination of January 2018.
Sonipat: Suggesting that her dream of becoming a doctor has hit a roadblock, recent media reports encircled our current Miss World, Manushi Chillar amidst controversy stating that she has been banned from attending her MBBS examinations.
Committed to her pageant work, she couldn’t attend the supplementary exams which were conducted in April-May for the examination of January 2018. According to some media accounts, for the reason that the college administration was not provided with any written information for not appearing for the examinations, the college banned her from attending any further examinations.
Manushi took admission as an MBBS student in Bhagat Phool Singh Women's Medical College in the academic year 2015-16. After winning the title of Miss India in June 2017, she is reported to have applied for a one year leave.
Rebuffing the said claims, Dr APS Batra, Director of the medical college confirmed to Tribune, “It is not a ban but a condition of class attendance which has to be fulfilled by any student to become eligible for appearing in the examination.”
MBBS students have to comply with the rules of the Medical Council of India. For this, 75% attendance and 35% assessment in the internal examination is necessary. Like any other student, Manushi has to fulfill the condition of attendance.
Dr Batra further added, “There is no problem for Manushi to appear for her semester examination of MBBS degree provided she fulfils the basic condition of attendance of classes… it was good that she had applied for one year leave. Otherwise, a student could appear in the examination only after fulfilling the condition of 75 percent attendance.”