New evaluation system not this year
Chennai, Nov 27,2012 : In a relief to medical students, the Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University has informed the Madras High Court that it would not implement the new evaluation system for first year MBBS students this year. The University made this submission before the first bench, comprising Chief Justice M Y Eqbal and Justice T S Sivagnanam which was hearing the matter.
"The university will not apply the regulations passed in 43rd Standing Academic Committee meeting held on December 19, 2011, for students of first year MBBS who wrote their examinations in August 2012, and the university will apply the Medical Council of India regulations for this batch of students", the University informed the Bench.
A section of students are on an agitation, demanding that the University scrap its proposal to implement the new evaluation scheme. The students are against the University's new policy, which makes it mandatory for first year MBBS students to score a minimum of 50 per cent marks in each subject. Besides, it also stipulates that unless a student clears each subject either 50 per cent or above marks, the student would not be allowed to attend the second year classes.