Kochi: The division bench of the High Court instructed the Kerala University of Health Sciences to take a decision about the future of the students who had boycotted the final-year MBBS exams, within a month.
The university had requested at least a month to consider the scope of two options that it had recommended.
The recommendations were to allow the students who didn’t attend the exams that were held on 31 March and 5 April to take supplementary exams or to let them write the exams that have been scheduled in September and to deem them as the first chance.
Meanwhile, the single bench didn’t take a favourable decision in the suit that was filed by the students who boycotted the exams protesting against insufficient clinical training hours. The division bench of Chief Justice S Manikumar and Justice Murali Purushothaman had considered the appeal that was filed by around 500 students against this.
“Around 3,461 students had registered for the exams in the regular and supplementary categories. A group of students were willing to attend the exams as scheduled. However, the rest of them decided to give it a miss. The university cannot be blamed for that,” said the division bench.