FRESH VALUATION of BDS Final (fail students) would be held outside the State and results would be declared by January 3, as per the decision taken by a special advisory committee formed on the subject after a marathon meeting held at the RNT Marg premise of the University on Tuesday.
The dental students dissatisfied with their poor results agitated outside during the course of the meeting and had little recourse other than to accept the decision.
Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalya (DAVV) Vice Chancellor Dr Rajkamal, emerging from the meeting headed under his person, broke the news to the students about the decision.
The recommendation made to this committee of increasing five marks per-se, fresh revaluation, sample survey and the likes didn’t get final approval. On being hounded by the students trying to remind him of his promise of resolving their issue he stated that his work cannot exceed the limits drawn under the Universities Act.
Accepting the demand of the students to look into the poor result not only in theory papers but also in practical, he announced formation of a separate committee for this task. Government Dental College Dean Dr BM Shrivastav, Dr VR Banjari from Modern Dental College and Dr HP Nema from College of Dentistry, Rau will head the new committee.
Dr Shrivastav who was also on the committee concurred with the decision taken and supported the V-C. He stated that the decision was in favour of the students as a sample checking had revealed that the discrepancy in marks obtained was negligible. In such a condition marks cannot be increased.
On being asked what if the students who were already on strike and refraining from work tried to close the college he countered that the students know what is best for them but in case of any extremity the law is always there and patients will not be allowed to suffer.
The decision was given under heavy pressure from the students who had been assured of a breakthrough by Dean Faculty and Prosthodentics HoD Dr Deshraj Jain against whom their ire was targeted.
Dr Jain had gone out of station on the day the results were declared and the students already suspecting his hand behind poor performance vented his anger on his office, burnt his effigy and engaged in other such acts. On his return he promised them action within three-days, which got extended to Tuesday because of Sunday and Christmas holiday.
Jain stated that nothing was under his control, and that he had done the best he could. He advised the students to wait for the valuation results.
The students first raised protest over none of the formulates suggested being accepted but later relented with an ultimatum that if nothing concrete came out by January 3 they will be forced to call a State wide stir.
They stated that as they were not taking salary /stipend for work they were free to refrain from regular college activity as a mark of protest.