The Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued a notice of motion to Baba Jaswant Singh Dental College Ludhiana (BJS Dental College), its faculty members, and examiners, as well as Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS), Faridkot, in response to a writ petition filed by a final-year MDS student.
The student alleged that she was intentionally failed in the practical exams held in August under a planned conspiracy involving the Head of Department (HOD), faculty members, and external examiners, all in connivance with each other.
According to the petition, the student had appeared in the practical examination held on August 18 and 19, 2023, but was declared failed. She claimed that the HOD and a faculty member had not followed the relevant guidelines of the Dental Council of India (DCI) in assessing her performance. She further alleged that the two external examiners were also involved in the conspiracy to fail her.
The High Court has sought a response from BJS Dental College, its faculty members, examiners, and BFUHS, Faridkot, on the allegations raised in the writ petition. The court has also asked the respondents to provide a detailed explanation of the assessment process followed during the practical exams.
The student’s counsel has expressed hope that the High Court’s intervention will help in ensuring a fair and transparent evaluation process for all dental students.
- A final-year MDS student from BJS Dental College has filed a writ petition in the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
- The student alleges that she was intentionally failed in the practical exams held in August under a planned conspiracy.
- The High Court has issued a notice of motion to BJS Dental College, its faculty members, examiners, and BFUHS, Faridkot, seeking their response to the allegations.
- The High Court’s intervention could lead to a review of the assessment process followed during the practical exams.
- The student’s case could set a precedent for other students who feel they have been unfairly assessed.
- The High Court will hear the matter at the next scheduled hearing.
- The respondents will have to file their responses to the allegations raised in the writ petition.
- The court will then make a decision based on the evidence presented before it.