TAMIL NADU

Medical exams postponed by 10 days

Chennai May 22. With the medicos calling off their strike yesterday, the State Government, in a goodwill gesture, today postponed their examination by 10 days - from June 2 to 12 — to give them more time for preparations. The Government also dropped the disciplinary action against them and gave a week's time to return to college.

Medical students would have to report to the colleges on June 1. The announcements came after leaders of medical and dental students, called on the Health Minister, S. Semmalai, at the Secretariat here and handed over a memorandum, listing their demands.

Later the Director of Medical Education, C. Ravindranath, told the media that the Government had decided to concede three of their demands. One, the semester examination would be put off to June 12 and a revised schedule would be announced soon. Two, the suspension orders and other disciplinary action against the students who went on a month-long strike had also been dropped.

And three, they would be granted holiday from May 15 to 31, giving the students adequate time to return to classes.

As for their other demands including the key call for banning private colleges, the Government was considering them. In due course, announcements would be made for rolling back the tuition fee hike and increasing the stipend.

Results

The Tamil Nadu Dr.MGR Medical University has put out the results of M.D. and M.S. (general and non-clinical) examination conducted in March and April this year on its web site: tnmmu.ac.in

The results of Specialities Part I-Paper II are also available on the site, says a release from the university.

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