MBBS students skip exam to continue sit-in

Pokhara, February 24

The exam for MBBS third year under the Institute of Medicine started from today. However, students from Gandaki Medical College, Pokhara, continued their sit-in on the college premises from early morning today.

A total of 86 students including 83 from 2015 batch and three from batch 2014 abstained from today’s examination.  The students did not sit for the exam as they had not filled out the forms. The deadline for form submission was extended with extra charges. College employees had taken the forms to the rooms of ten students last Friday.

Students, who had been agitating with a charter of demands, did not fill up the forms and continued with their agitation.

Students have been agitating since February 13 and had submitted a four-point demand to the college administration. During agitation, they enforced closure of the college administration and classes. At the request of students, members from Nepal Medical Council came to Pokhara and held separate talks with the college administration and students, but to no avail, said agitating student Rabina Mishra.

Tribhuvan University’s Monitoring Directorate had formed a three-member probe committee led by Dr Om Prasad Baral.

District Administration Office held talks between the students and college management in the presence of members from Nepal Medical Council and the probe committee at 8:00pm last Friday.

College proprietor Khuma Aryal, however,  claimed that the college had charged the fee and additional charge as per the law. As both parties, students and college management, stuck to their stances, the talks ended inconclusively.