The delayed examinations of MBBS first year in three medical colleges of Bhopal have created a peculiar situation for the students. According to experts, if the exams are delayed further and results are not declared by March 2015, 450 students may be debarred from taking pre-PG test after they finish their MBBS course.
Barkatullah University, Bhopal is responsible for conducting the exams of MBBS course in LN Medical College, Chirayu Medical College and Gandhi Medical College (GMC). According to the university schedule the exams of MBBS first year students should be conducted by August. But due to callousness of university administration and directorate of medical education, it has already been delayed by two months.
"If the university conducts the exams for MBBS first year now, the students will be unable to cover the normal exam cycle. The university would be unable to declare results by March, 2015 if it conducts exams in the month of October. Ultimately, their academic session would be delayed for almost a year," said a senior faculty of Gandhi Medical College.
He said the GMC administration has written to university several times to conduct first year exams but neither directorate of medical education was taking any step nor university seemed interested in conducting the exams urgently.
Meanwhile, MBBS first year exams of all the other medical colleges of the state have been completed by August. "Exams in our college have already completed in the month of August. Practical exams for three subjects were conducted last month. Total 126 students of MBBS first year sat in the exam," said dean Gajra Raja Medical College, Gwalior Dr GS Patel.
The Madhya Pradesh Admission and FeeRegulatory Committee (MPAFRC) slapped a fine of Rs 13.10 crore on six private medical colleges in the state for allegedly filling the MBBS seats under government quota through the management quota during the academic session 2013-14. Out of these six medical colleges two private medical colleges were of Bhopal namely Chirayu Medical College and LN Medical College.
Acting on this decision of MPAFRC, the Barkatullah University asked directorate of medical education to provide them a list of verified students who are genuine and are eligible to sit in the exam. But due to delay in providing the list by DME, the university has yet to conduct exams.
HT contacted vice chancellor of the university Muralidhar Tiwari but he was not available for comment. While the public relation officer of the university Vinod Singh was unaware about the issue.