Madhya Pradesh: BAMS exams from June 3 amid lockdown
File Photo

BHOPAL: The state government hasn’t announced final directions about ease in lockdown but exams for BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) has released dates for its exams.

The Medical Science University, Jabalpur has announced exams for BAMS third year on June 3 and final year on June 8. These exams will be held in 19 Ayurvedic colleges in Bhopal, Jabalpur, Gwalior, Ujjain, Indore, Rewa, Burhanpur, Mandsaur and Ratlam.

Students who are to write the papers of these exams are not feeling at ease as the threat of corona still looms large. Corona positivity rate in major cities like Bhopal, Indore and Ratlam is still above 5%.

The Ayush Medical Association has requested the university to defer the exams. ‘Vaccination drive for people above 18 hasn’t picked up and most of the students haven’t been vaccinated yet,’ said a spokesperson of Ayush Medical Association, Rakesh Pandey.

He said that it is strange that the government hasn’t finalised anything related to easing restrictions of corona curfew but the university has decided the date for the examination.

‘Deferment of exams may cause the delay of the academic session as well but the safety of students should remain top priority always,’ he added.

No classes are being organised because of the corona pandemic yet calling the students for exams does not seem to be a wise decision. University should immediately defer the exams considering the safety concerns of students.

(To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

Free Press Journal