Students have joined hands and have demanded that university should hold re-examination of all the students, who have failed in one subject, as it has been done in the case of Bachelor of Dental Science final year student, Sumita Singh, who is daughter of a senior professor of the paediatrics department. They said that they will also approach the court, if university does not meet their demand for "equal treatment" of all the students, who have failed in the examinations.
Taking cue from the re-examination conducted exclusively for a girl student, now all the under-graduate students of KGMU, both of medical and dental side, who have failed in the final year examination want a "re-examination".
Sumita had failed both in theory and practical papers in the operative dentistry subject. The girl filed a writ petition in the high court alleging that she was failed out of malafide intentions and her answer-copy was tampered with. The high court, while directing to accept the representation and application for scrutiny in the subject of the student, had asked the KGMU authorities to look into the matter to ensure justice.
Subsequently, KGMU authorities got theory paper answer-copy of the student re-evaluated from an outside examiner and conducted a re-examination for the practical paper. A student has to clear both the theory and practical papers to pass the examinations. The sealed results of re-evaluation and re-examination will be placed before the Executive Council on April 13 for a final decision.
Meanwhile, the case also came for hearing before the high court on Monday. The court has fixed May 14 as the next date of hearing.