Students protest against GMC

‘Our career has been put at stake’


Srinagar, Jan 17: A group of students on Saturday staged protests against the authorities of the Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar for what they said “putting their career at stake.”
Scores of students pursuing diploma in Sanitary Inspector course raised slogans against the GMC authorities for allegedly failing them in the examination held during June-July session last year.
“In one of our papers, out of seven questions five were out of syllabus. Fearing boycott of exams, the Paramedical Incharge had instructed us to attempt only two questions set as per the syllabus. However, the GMC authorities failed us in the exams,” they said.
They said out of 43 students, only 12 were passed in the paper. The aggrieved students said they had approached the Registrar Academics, Dr Waseem Qureshi who had assured to solve the issue within three days. “Despite passing of over two weeks, no action has been taken into the case,” they said.
One of the evaluators wishing anonymity denied having received any directive to check only two questions against seven. “This is the reason most of the students have failed,” he said.
Raising slogans against the GMC authorities’ the students appealed the higher authorities to look into the matter. “GMC authorities have put our career at stake. We demand intervention of the Governor into the matter,” they said.
When contacted the Controller Examination denied having “any direct or indirect role” in the issue.
“I was at the helm of affairs only in the last two papers which were postponed. Before that I do not have any idea regarding the issue, but I will into the matter,” he said. Paramedical Incharge Dr Bilal Ahmad said, “we have received the applications from the students and have forwarded them to the Controller Examination.
“We will sought out genuine cases and forward them to a council which will be constituted soon. The decision of the council will be final,” he said.


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