The Sindh High Court (SHC) Wednesday restrained the University of Karachi (UoK) from holding the supplementary examinations of MBBS final year students without its permission.
The interim order came on a petition filed by students of private medical institutions, who moved the court challenging their results in surgery theory paper.
The court also issued notice to the respondents – the UoK’s vice chancellor, registrar, controller of examination, dean of medicine and others to submit their respective replies to the petition by December 24.
The 114 failed students in the surgery theory paper of MBBS final year through their attorney Ghazala Ansari and Wajeeha Khan filed the petition.
Counsels for the petitioners submitted that they had passed all their theoretical and oral examination except the surgery theory paper. They were waiting for the results which were announced with a delay of almost two months on October 21 and as per result 483 students appeared in the Surgery Theory paper, out which 277 passed the paper.
They claimed that the question paper of surgery theory was out of syllabus and not in accordance with the Table of Specification given by the UoK which is duly approved by the UoK’s dean of medicine and endorsed by head of the department of surgery of different medical institutions.
They requested the court to declare that surgery theory paper of 2014 was irregular, vague and out of context. The court was also requested to direct authorities concerned to give 15 percent compensatory marks as a right of petitioners and not as concession.
The court was also pleaded to grant stay order against holding of the supplementary paper of surgery theory for the final year students.