Gujarat University has released MBBS Exam schedule on January 4th 2021 leaving the medicos under the university amidst a disaster over the disastrous pandemic. As per the released time table the First MBBS, Second MBBS Exam, Third MBBS Part I and Third MBBS Part II exams commence on 21st January ,19th March , 15th March and 1st March of this year respectively. But according to the released timetables there are no sufficient gaps in between consecutive exams leaving each one of the exam going medicos in chaos.
Every previous year, the students have got the very necessary off after each exam contrary to this year. Other varsities like Saurashtra University have declared the examination timetable with at least a day break in between, said the students.
The students have just begun to attend offline classes and practical classes after a very long break during which they had only online classes and not forgetting the fact that many of the medical students were working on COVID duty too during this period. Most of the students could not make use of the online classes, in other words online classes were of not much help to many of the students. In this background, students have just begun their “true” preparations only a few of days back.
Even though there are couple more months for the declared examinations, a break in between examinations is a prime necessity in order to revise the highly volatile subjects of the MBBS curriculum where each textbook comprises of more than thousand pages. A typical exam day goes like this, three hours of exams and a minimum of two hours of commute, leaving behind merely 10-15 hours for the crucial previous day preparations.
This can affect the results too. All these perplexities during this very crucial time affect the mental well being of the students. Students said that there have been previous cases where students became mentally ill due to the continuous marathon examinations.
The least that the students expect is, a bit of justice for the students who have been seriously toiled by the stressful online sessions and COVID duties and each of these students have a spark of hope of justice from the side of university.
The University too has a story to tell. Due to the prevailing COVID situation, the already delayed examinations have to be concluded fast and the results are to be announced within a month after the examinations. Also a remedial exam has to be held based on the announced results in three months.
All these guidelines have forced the university to reduce the overall span of the examinations as a result of which there are no breaks in between. The university also says that the timetable has been released well in prior so that the students can prepare accordingly.
There are about 3500 second, third and final year medicos appearing for examinations under Gujarat University this year.
Source: Ahmedabad Mirror