Days after the National Medical Commission (NMC) clarified that exams for undergraduate medical courses should continue without any delay, the authorities have allowed virtual invigilation by external coordinators for practical exams.
In a statement released late last week, the Postgraduate Medical Education Board (PMEB) of NMC has allowed this concession after many medical universities approached the apex authority with complaints of several teachers declining to be external examiners.
“The board has therefore decided to permit the examiners from outside the state to participate in practical examination process through video conferencing. The two internal examiners, who may be from the same institute or from different institutions under the same university, should be physically present,” said a statement released by the PMEB on April 22.
Last week, days after the Maharashtra state government postponed second and third year UG medical exams owing to increasing Covid-19 cases, NMC released an advisory for medical institutions asking them to conduct second year exams as well as supplementary exams for 1st and 2nd semesters offline itself.
COURTESY – Hindustan times