PORVORIM: The High Court of Bombay at Goa has asked the Goa government to conduct proctored exam for a student who could not appear for her exam due to a technical snag while enrolling.
HC has also asked the Goa government to conduct proctored examination for Basic Course in Bio-Medical Research on or before May 31 for the petitioner student Rashmi Vijaykumar as well as other students who may have faced similar problems and also declare the results of the exam by June 7.
Rashmi is a postgraduate student of Otorhinolaryngology (ENT – Ear, Nose and Throat), and her final examination of the post-graduation course is scheduled on June 12, 2023.
Clearing the Basic Course in Bio-Medical Research is a prerequisite to be eligible to appear in the final post-graduation examination. The basic course exam was scheduled on April 29/30, 2023.
However, as per petitioner Rashmi, several attempts by her to register for the exam before the deadline of March 21 failed due to a technical snag on the registration website.
Although she wrote a mail to the authorities concerned on March 20 that she could not register, she was not allowed to answer the exam. Following this, the student moved the court.
“A student cannot be made to suffer and lose an entire academic year due to technical issues,” the court said in its order. The next hearing on the matter is scheduled on June 12.