Mass cheating alleged in final year MBBS exam: Results of 5 medical colleges held
Thiruvananthapuram: Suspecting mass cheating by 5 MBBS students in the final year examination, Kerala University of Health Sciences (KUHS) has blocked the exam results of five medical colleges in the state.
As per a recent media account, the governing council is likely to take stringent action to curb the practice of unfair means and is taking the necessary procedure to disqualify the suspected MBBS students.
This came following a complaint moved by few medicos against 5 MBBS students associated with Ernakulam Government Medical Colleges; SUT Medical College; Azeezia Medical College, Kollam; MES Medical College, Perinthalmanna and Government T D Medical College, Alappuzha for allegedly cheating in the examination.
Taking cognizance of the subject, the KUHS called for the Deans' of the medical colleges and the Chief Exam superintendent to its headquarter for an explanation regarding the matter.
Mathrubhumi reports that the medical colleges initially denied the allegations, however, later, they identified the offenders and handed over the details to the university. The details of SUT and MES medical colleges were not submitted, it added.
As per the norms, the visuals were sent to the university in a CD with the exam answer sheets for verification. However, the visuals submitted was not clear enough to identify the suspected MBBS students. Further, KUHS stated that the medical college authorities have not sent proper visuals in the CDs as the cameras might not be placed properly to capture the footage.
KUHS has initiated the necessary procedure to disqualify the 5 MBBS students. The governing council is all set to take a final decision on the matter after a meeting to be held soon.
More medicos are suspected to be involved in the scam, reports Mathrubhumi.
Medical Dialogues had earlier reported that 12 second and third-year MBBS students of the Muzaffarnagar medical college, Begrajpur, were caught using electronic devices by the flying squad team of the Meerut university at the Jain Kanya PG College, where 142 students had appeared for their semester examination.