The Aryabhatta Knowledge University (AKU) will defer the second skilled 2019 and the third skilled part-I 2019 (II) examinations in Bihar in view of coronavirus (Covid-19).
In a notification issued Monday, the AKU deferred these examinations “till further orders”. The exams have been earlier scheduled to begin from July 28.
“The decision to defer the MBBS exams was taken by chairman of the examination board, who is also AKU vice-chancellor, after discussion with other members, including external members from the department of science and technology, government of Bihar,” stated AKU examination controller Rajeev Ranjan.
New dates for conducting these examinations would now be issued after receiving strategies by the state or central authorities or essential directives by the regulator, the Medical Council of India, Ranjan added.
“The decision to defer the examinations was taken based on suggestion by medicos, many of whom were stranded outside the state. The medicos had expressed apprehensions of contracting Covid-19 if they were to travel back to appear for the exams,” added Ranjan.
The Hindustan Times had on June 28 carried a information report titled “Medicos irked as AKU announces exam dates amid rising Covid cases”.
Medicos of intermediate semesters, nonetheless, are usually not glad by the AKU determination. They want the college to promote them to the subsequent semester based mostly on marks obtained in earlier semesters and are bracing up to search authorized treatment.
Barring MBBS and dental, the AKU has already postponed examinations and determined to promote to the subsequent semester all college students of B.Tech, B.Pharma, BBA, B.Com and BMC amongst different programs.
“As per the AKU itinerary, our MBBS second professional exams were scheduled in January, this year. However, they got delayed till July because of Covid-19. If the university defers the exams further, we will continue in the MBBS second year for more than two years, whereas the curriculum is of one-and-a-half year only,” stated Kritika Singh, a second yr MBBS scholar of the Nalanda Medical College Hospital (NMCH), caught in Delhi at current.
“Deferring the exams further will not only hold us back in the same class, but also leave us with little time to attend classes and prepare for third professional exams. As such, we are demanding that the students be promoted internally,” she stated.
“Besides, those whose previous grades are not good and they want to improve should be allowed to do so when the pandemic eases,” stated Kritika, who has taken it upon herself to combat on behalf of the medicos.
Ranjan, nonetheless, stated any determination to promote the medicos with out conducting exams would have to be taken by the MCI.