Madras Medical College neurosurgery students allege irregularities in exams

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Chennai: A group of postgraduate students from the neurosurgery department of Madras Medical College has alleged that the standard exam pattern was not followed during their practical exam. The results of the exam were declared on Wednesday evening, and six of 13 students had failed.

The students approached the vice-chancellor of Dr MGR Medical University Dr Shantaram claiming that the format was not followed during their final year MCh neurosurgery clinical examination and they fear the results may have been tampered with.

The examination was conducted last month and 12 candidates from MCh neurosurgery (post MS) and one candidate from MCh neurosurgery appeared for it. “Usually they give us two long cases, one short case and spot tests but this time it was random. Some had to present just one short case and some were not asked to present any long cases,” said a student on condition on anonymity. The results should be sent to the university by 5pm after every exam, but the neurosurgery results were sent only after all the exams finished, he added. “Till last year, there were no failures. This year almost half the candidates have failed. ,” said another student.

Dr Shantaram confirmed that he had received complaints and he had taken up the matter with the authorities. “If there are any irregularities we will look into it,” he said.

Students claimed that the format was not followed during their final year examination and fear that the results may have been tampered with.

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