The 2011 batch of students at Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) protested after authorities skipped discussion on examination at the syndicate meeting held on Thursday.
Anil Kumar (name changed), a student of batch 2011 of RIMS, said, "No student of our batch filled the form for first year final examination which was to be held in August 2012. According to rules, if the forms are not filled then the examination is considered to be cancelled but the university officials say that the examination will be considered conducted and so we got only one chance to write the paper in the supplementary examination."
"Our demand is that the examination should be re-conducted or we should be promoted to the next class and given a chance to write the paper again as back papers but they are neither giving us a second chance nor are they promoting us to next year," he added.
The students claim that they approached university many times and their demand was accepted in the examination board meeting of Ranchi University but it was cancelled later on in academic council meeting.
Kumar said, "Every time we try to talk to university officials their reaction is negative. Even today we went to meet the syndicate members but they did not listen to us and said that our work will not be done."
On the other hand vice chancellor of Ranchi University LN Bhagat said, "We have already written to the Medical Council of India regarding the matter. If we do not get any directions from them by March 20, we will call a meeting on March 21 to discuss the matter."