Over 1,700 medical students in Kerala boycott final-year exams

Thrissur: MBBS students boycotted the final-year exams conducted by the Kerala University of Health Sciences alleging that the exams were held without providing adequate clinical training and theory classes.

Even though 3,600 students had registered for the exam, more than 1700 candidates boycotted the exam.

The students were miffed that the university had announced the exams in just under six months of training when the final-year syllabus require theory classes and practical sessions up to one year.

As per the guidelines, around 800 hours of sessions should be completed before the exam. However, the students allege that only 500 hours have been completed. They say that the university isn’t willing to complete the remaining hours of classes or allow enough time for the students to prepare for the exams, even though the duration of the house surgency has been extended till August.

The students have also submitted a plea in the High Court challenging this.

Meanwhile, Kerala University of Health Sciences Vice Chancellor Dr Mohan Kunnummel said that the exams were held as scheduled in most centers and the remaining exams too would be conducted as per the time table.  

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