Karachi University (KU) will be conducting MBBS and BDS Annual Examinations 2019 today for the students of the Karachi Medical and Dental College (KMDC).
According to the details, the university officials couldn’t manage to take the annual exams since 2019 for KMDC, which is the only medical college in Karachi affiliated with the KU.
According to the candidates, they had repeatedly approached the varsity administration and relevant officials to resolve the issue, but their complaints went unheard.
Last month, however, the students approached the Sindh High Court after which the KU examination department agreed to conduct the annual examinations for the students enrolled in the MBBS and BDS in three batches — including the first year, second year and third year.
In addition, students who had secured admission to the MBBS and BDS programmes in January 2019 will appear in their annual exams for the first time.
According to KU Controller Examinations Dr Syed Zafar Hussain, the main difficulty in conducting the exams was the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council because the examination system of the college was based on a semester system that later on changed to an annual system. This uncertainty lead to delay in exams, he said.
Citing the second reason for delay in exams, he said that the college administration submitted examination forms with a covering letter on August 1, 2020.
He added that if the KMDC principal assured the varsity administration of conducting further examinations, the varsity would fully cooperate.