KGMU to give two mercy attempts to MBBS students unable to clear exams for last 8-27 years
Lucknow: Opining that MBBS students who will fail to clear exams even after spending more than 10 years in the University should consider changing the course of life, the King George's Medical University (KGMU) has decided to expel such students if they fail in two more mercy attempts.
"Students at the King George's Medical University (KGMU) unable to clear MBBS since over a decade will be given two more mercy attempts to clear their exams and supported with extra classes," stated the executive council of the university.
The executive council of the University took such a decision on Friday regarding the MBBS students who haven't been able to pass at their MBBS examinations for the last 8-27 years. At present, there are 20 such students in the University.
Previously, there was no rule at the maximum number of attempts for clearing the examination at KGMU. Later, after consulting the National Medical Commission (NMC), the University had set the timeline for clearing the MBBS examination at 10 years. It was decided that after 10 years, only 4 mercy attempts would be given.
As the rule had been implemented only after 2019, it couldn't be applied to the earlier students and eventually a committee was constituted to consider the matter of the 20 students, adds TOI.
Now, the committee has decided to give two more mercy attempts to such students for clearing the examination. However, considering the weaknesses of such candidates the University has also decided to provide extra and remedial classes to those students.
As per the latest media report by the Times of India, the MBBS students were not able to clear the course as either they had not appeared for the examination or they simply didn't appear for the same. Among these 20 students, one student belongs to 1994 batch, whereas another one is from 1997 batch. The rest of the students are from batches between 2000 and 2013.
10 among the 20 students had failed only in the fourth year, eight in the first year and two students are stuck in the second and third years of the MBBS examination.
Hindustan Times adds that in two cases, students are still pursuing their MBBS, while their children have cleared their medical examinations.
The daily adds that belonging to backward classes and having rural backgrounds the students faced difficulties in understanding the subjects.
In fact, alleging discrimination, some of the students had even lodged a complaint at the Chief Minister's portal, reports TOI. However, vehemently denying such allegations, KGMU had submitted written evidence in the support of their fair play.
Speaking to the Times of India regarding granting two more mercy attempts to such students, KGMU VC Lt Gen Prof Bipin Puri said, "After thorough discussion, we decided to give two mercy attempts to these students. We understand that they are weak and need extra attention. The university will provide remedial classes to clear doubts. Extra classes may also be arranged on the request of students."
"If students have spent more than 10 years here, have failed more than four times in one exam and despite two more mercy attempts with extra classes, if they don't clear the exam, they need to change course in life," he told the HT.