Final year MBBS students continue boycotting exams in Kerala

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Thiruvananthapuram: Final year MBBS students of Kerala are continuing their protest against the Kerala University of Health Science over conducting examinations.

They had earlier demanded to postpone exams and boycotted the first exam conducted on Thursday. Attending the exams before the colleges teach us the complete syllabus is against our wish to become good doctors, the representatives said in a press meet here. KUHS said as many as 1,700 students attended the exam on Thursday. Student leaders said the number is made up to mislead the court and media.

Students of various medical colleges on Saturday observed fast against the decision to conduct final year exams.

As per the syllabus, the final year students must get 792 hours of clinical classes while they got only 580 hours. They demanded to extend the academic year for another two months before conducting the exams. They now rely on the Kerala High Court order expected on Monday.

Students Sneha Babu, Ambadi S Sastha, Kiran Ajith, PP Dilshad, Ameena Shajuddeen and Bincy Anil attended the press meet.

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