Students of the state-run Dr Abhin Chandra Homeopathy Medical College and Hospital, Bhunbameswar, India, went on the rampage on the campus on Monday, protesting against the faulty evaluation of test papers.
This happened soon after the publication of results of the back papers, written by 11 students of bachelor in homeopathy medicine and surgery. While four third-year students successfully cleared their back papers, all the seven girls of first year flunked, much to their chagrin.
Alleging faulty evaluation, a group of students ransacked the college and jeered at their teachers, including the principal. Lipsarani Pradhan, an agitating student stated:
“Our college authorities purposely targeted us because we had been raising our voice against poor teaching facility here. They had threatened to spoil our careers in the past,” “We demand rechecking of the papers. How could all the seven students of our batch fail to clear the back papers? We suspect manipulation,”
College principal Surya Narayan Mishra rubbished the allegations of students:
“We have no role in the evaluation process as the examination papers were checked by the Utkal University. We have informed it to the examination controller of the university,”
“We do not think there was any disparity in the paper checking process. The students might have performed poorly in the test,” another college teacher said.