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IGIMS Patna: MBBS exam system questioned after 40 out of 96 final year medicos fail


IGIMS Patna: MBBS exam system questioned after 40 out of 96 final year medicos fail

Patna: Several questions have encircled the examination system at the renowned Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS). They come in view after as many as 40 MBBS students out of 96, who appeared for final year examinations; failed.

After the results were released on February 6 evening, the “failed” students accused the medical college Dean Dr KH Raghavendra and Principal Dr Ranjit Guha of deliberately failing them. At the same time, the IGIMS administration has abruptly stated that the MBBS students, who have not studied were failed. Those who deserved were passed by giving Grace Marks.

Of the 56 medicos who passed this year, 16 were awarded up to 5 grace marks, as allowed by the apex Medical Council of India (MCI).

Meanwhile, Dr Sunil Kumar Singh, a member of the institute’s board of governors (BoG) and also the state spokesperson of the ruling JD (U), in his letter dated February 8 to the Health Minister Mangal Pandey; casted aspersions on the capability of IGIMS teachers or their competence to conduct fair examination, reports HT.

He demanded that the responsibility of conducting examination be vested with some other university.

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Ruckus after Results

Noticing that a whopping 42 per cent of MBBS students failed in the examinations, the students came forward in protest at the medical college premises alleging that the medical college management had intentionally failed them.

The students shouted slogans against the IGIMS Dean. The “failed” MBBS students alleged that there are irregularities in the assessment process. All students have expressed displeasure by offering separate applications to the medical college administration, adds a local daily, Prabhat Khabar.

The situation was calmed after the security personnel arrived at the protesting spot.

IGIMS principal Dr Ranjit Guha said, “We are looking into the demands of the students and are doing retotalling. We are checking answer sheets for evaluation mistakes, if any, of students who have failed. Our examination mechanism is foolproof, with externals setting question papers, answer sheets being coded before being sent to external examiners.”

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IGIMS dean of academics, Dr SK Shahi, also did not find anything wrong either with institute’s teaching or examination system. Dr Shahi did not mince his words when he said, “The result of a particular batch depends on the students. Those who do not study will fail. We cannot lower our standard for those who do not study.”

A 12-member committee has been constituted to scrutinize the whole issue. Further action will be taken on the basis of the report.

IGIMS Director, Dr N R Biswas, confirmed to HT, “Ours is an autonomous institute and we have a foolproof system of conducting the examination. I have constituted a committee to look into the matter. Based on its recommendations, we will take a call on February 15.”

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Source: with inputs
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  1. Being a faculty , the result doesn\’t surprise me at all . The 16 candidates getting grace marks are as good as failed. If people are pointing fingers to the capability of teachers , it\’s just ploy to give a political colour. It will be better if MCI adapt some technology to objectify the examinations as it\’s doing for their inspection . If applied, one may not be surprised , if result comes not more than 20% . Branding faculties incapable is the easiest way out . But these people better recollect the NEET results of these MBBS enterents . Some of them got less than 10 marks out of 100 in physics. Of course, the present batch might not have faced NEET . But NEET result of last year for MBBS enterents, will give you the idea of present status of 12th pass candidates irrespective of their standard of schools . Now , million dollar query , what type of graduates they would be after getting the degree and what would be their ranking in international fora !

  2. I THINK STANDARDS OF MBBS DEGREE EXAMS ARE MERE FORMALITIES , THE SO CALLED PRACTICAL EXAMS ARE MORE HUMBUG . THE PRESENCE MORE THAN ENOUGH TO GET PASS MAKRKS. TO GET EXTRA MARKS , THEY SEE THE BACK GROUD OF THE STUDENTS – DOCTORS, BABUS OR POLITICIANS , OR WHETHER SOME ONE BOOKED EXAMINERS OF THEIR CHOICE FROM ONE OR OTHER MEANS . IT WAS MADE MANDATORY TO CONDUCT CLINICAL / PRACTICAL EXAMS UNDER AUDIOVISUAL RECORDINGS BY RGUHS BY PREVIOUS REGISTER , UNFORTUNATELY IT WAS NEVER IMPLEMENTED OVER THE YEARS . THE ENTIRE WAS FLUSHED AWAY WITH SWATCH BHARTH. HARDLY ANY KEEN ABOUT CONDUCTING EXAMS IN FREE AND FAIR MANNER.

  3. While i agree that practicals should be recorded but saying they anybody can of or that there is no standard left is wrong.I did my mbbs last year from a government medical College in Maharashtra and our exams were hell. We studied every little detail reverse supinator reflex, Friedrich\’s ataxia,midbrain stroke syndromes to coarctation of aorta in pregnancy for obgy.So making a gross generalization would be unfair.