Those failing in their MBBS examinations in Rajasthan need not despair about becoming doctors. Rajasthan Medical University is conducting MBBS examinations once again for these students, a move that is being questioned by many.
These examinations are being considered in view of the increasing number of failures in MBBS and to help those students who are finding it hard to clear the examination.
As many as 25 students from Jaipur's SMS Medical College and 10 to 15 students from other medical college are appearing in these special examinations.
Theory examinations are already over while practical examinations will be conducted shortly.
However, final year MBBS students believe that these examinations hold no significance as the main and the supplementary examinations were conducted respectively in April and October last year.
"Students have already been given two chances and there is no use of conducting the examination over and over again," says a final year medical student of the college on condition of anonymity.
The university administration says that everything is being done under the university rules.
"Discussions have taken place at different levels regarding conducting these special examinations. There is nothing illegal in it and everything is being done within the rules," said P.P.S. Mathur, vice-chancellor of Rajasthan Medical University.
Those appearing in the special examination have alleged that they were victims of bias of the teachers.
Students said that they had earlier lodged their protest with Governor Pratibha Patil and had demanded a special examination so that they can appear in the pre-PG examination scheduled this year.