V-C cracks whip against agitating dental students
IRKED BY the demands and agitation of Government Dental College students, Vice Chancellor Dr Rajkamal on Friday sent a stern letter to College Principal Dr B M Shrivastava asking him to lodge complaint against students involved in the rampage two weeks ago on the college premises after the final year BDS results were declared.india Updated: Dec 30, 2006 13:15 IST
IRKED BY the demands and agitation of Government Dental College students, Vice Chancellor Dr Rajkamal on Friday sent a stern letter to College Principal Dr B M Shrivastava asking him to lodge complaint against students involved in the rampage two weeks ago on the college premises after the final year BDS results were declared.
“I have asked Dr Shrivastava to identify the students involved in the rampage and lodge complaint against them. If they are found guilty, rules permit us to even expel them,” Dr Rajkamal told Hindustan Times here on Friday.
Denying that he or any other university or college official had promised better results after revaluation, Dr Rajkamal also said, “The whole administration is unhappy over the way students carried out the agitation and also took it on personal level. We had not promised them any such thing.”
Meanwhile, a meeting of the advisory committee of Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV) was held on Friday in connection with the complaints of lesser marks in practical examination. The students demand included ‘re-practical’ and if that is not possible, at least five grace marks wherever applicable.
Dean of Faculty Dr Deshraj Jain, who also attended the meeting, said, “We cross-checked all rules and regulations. Neither can grace marks be given nor is there any provision of re-practical examination.
The Dental Council of India guidelines do not permit us to take any such steps.” “In view of the cases, where students have failed by one mark, we have decided that in future a university observer would be present during the practical examination along with the two examiners. But there would be no change in the marks for this session,” Dr Jain said.
For now, the advisory committee has recommended that there cannot be any change in the marks given for practical examination. The Standing Committee would now discuss the recommendations forwarded by the advisory committee on January 3, he added.
In the meantime, students continued with the classes and OPD functioned normally. “We have decided to wait till the January 3 deadline given to us for the final result,” said Government Dental College Students’ Council president Bhargava Patel