restrains PGIM from releasing exam pass list
By Apsara Kapukotuwa
The Appeal Court has issued a restraining order to
prevent the Post Graduate Institute of Medicine from releasing the
Ophthalmology final examinations pass list.
is believed to be the first time that a restraining order has been
issued regarding a Post Graduate exam in Medicine. The next hearing
of the case was set for December 1.
Shianthi Perera, the complainant had named 72 respondents, including
the PGIM and the Senate of the University of Colombo. Citing several
instances of irregularities in the conducting of the exam, she sought
either the holding of fresh exams or a uniform policy for Ophthalmology
has been served on the Vice Chancellor and the Colombo University
Senate, the PGIM Director and Board of Management and the Director
General of Health Services, in this regard.
the irregularities Dr. Perera mentioned was that she was failed
from the exam even though she obtained higher marks than the set
72 pass marks.
examiners had stated that she failed one section but Dr. Shianthi
Perera stated that in the previous year those who failed that section
were accorded passes if they obtained the necessary marks from the
other sections. She has also mentioned that one examiner had even
written to the PGIM regarding the clinical exam, saying that certain
examiners were apparently trying to favour certain candidates.