Chennai: The government dental students who need to follow ‘break system’ to appear for supplementary exams are demanding supplementary exam to be held as per the exam regulations for MBBS students.
In a meeting held on Saturday, members of Doctors’ Association for Social Equality urged the state government to regulate the ‘break system’.
Dental students who fail in the first year exams have wait as a ‘break’ for a period of six months before one appears for supplementary exam. However, for MBBS students, supplementary exam is held within a month. The system is similar for MBBS systems till last year of their course.“State government authorities should look into the ‘break system’ of supplementary exams for dental students in first year. We want that ‘break system’ should be dissolved and supplementary exam should be held within a month for BDS students also,” said Dr Raveendranath, secretary, Doctors’ Association for Social Equality. “Though medical colleges charge six months of tuition fees, if you have not passed any of the first year of dentistry in the first year, the break is a state of ‘disqualification’ for six months before re-examination. This system has been cancelled for MBBS students, and should be cancelled for BDS students also,” said a BDS student at Government Dental College. Members of Interns and Postgraduates Association of
Tamil Nadu also demanded an increase in stipend provided by the state government to the medical interns and postgraduate students. Postgraduate students say that the stipend paid to the medical students in other states of the country is more than what is paid to the medical interns and postgraduate students of Tamil Nadu and should be increased.