Begin typing your search...
Revaluation of medical answer sheets ruled out
The Madras High Court while ruling out revaluation of answer sheets in medical colleges has allowed a final year medical college student part of Bharat Deemed University to redo the exams.
Justice S Vaidyanathan while disposing the plea moved by the student said, “From the regulations of the University, it is clear that there is no provision for re-valuation of the answer papers. There is also no provision that the answer paper should be handed over to the students.”
“Even assuming that the Court is going to direct handing over the answer papers in which the petitioner failed, as there is no re-valuation, the petitioner would not be entitled to get any benefit,” the judge added.
The petitioner D Sobica who joined for MBBS course in 2013-14 had contended that she had cleared the examinations in the previous years and owing to the protest against the university, which was led by her mother, she has been declared fail and given no marks in General medicine, general surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology and also the practical examinations. She further submitted that if the answer papers are produced regarding the final year and if revaluation is done, she would clear all the papers.
However, senior counsel Hema Sampath appearing for the university submitted that it is true that the petitioner has cleared the arrear papers of the previous years, but not in the first attempt. Every year, she had failed to clear one or more papers and thereafter in the retake exams, she has merely scraped through.
However, the judge on recording the Vice-Chancellor’s submission of considering her application for re-exam, permitted her to sit for the supplementary examinations scheduled in August-September 2018.