In a holdover news, on Friday, the Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal of VNSGU (Veer Narmad South Gujarat University). The Supreme Court has challenged the judgment of a division bench of Gujarat High Court in the MBBS examination case. It has asked the university to follow the orders of high court within 10 days.
The university had challenged the judgement of the High Court in the Supreme Court as they trusted their findings. But, since the Supreme Court has now given its orders, the university is obliged to follow the same. It is because the High Court felt that the university has not done its homework properly and all its conclusions were based on the presumptions.
According to sources, VNSGU has jeopardized the career of a medical student and the vice-chancellor is responsible for it. The high court observed that the university presumed that MBBS student Siddharth Parekh had made a big X sign covering the entire page number 23 of the answer book and wrote “Ruff Work” during the examination to cheat.
Also, the university has not been able to prove its point that the student had made these sign so that it becomes easy for the examiner to check the same. The University was not able to prove in the court that it was a sign made by the student to the examiner which on seeing the examiner would give him marks. Also, the university makes sure that the name and other details of the person are not written on the answer sheet. But, even after saying all this, the bench did not seem to be convinced and based all their findings to be a result of their assumption. Now, the university will have to issue the result of the student. Apparently, the result of the student was withheld by the university.
Rawal said, “VNSGU senate members Gaurang Vaidhya and Kalpesh Rawal demanded the resignation of vice-chancellor Dakshesh Thakar over the issue. VNSGU has jeopardized the career of a medical student and the vice-chancellor is responsible for it. He should resign taking moral responsibility for this.”
Thakar said, “The student was punished by VNSGU committee as it had found strong evidence against him. We had challenged the high court judgment in the Supreme Court because we believed in the findings. However, now that the Supreme Court has given its order in the matter, we will follow it.”