Students postpone agitation till Sept 11

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Nashik, Sept 1 (UNI) The agitating Ayurved faculty students of the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) have temporarily called off their agitation demanding grace marks for the failed students of second year and permission to attend the third year till September 11, after discussion with the inquiry committee.

They staged a chain hunger strike today. But after discussions with the 10-member inquiry committee led by Dr Shreekant Deshmukh, Dean, Ayurved faculty of MUHS, they postponed the agitation till September 11. ''The committee, appointed by the university, assured us to look into the matter,'' Sangharsh Mahisane, Ayurved Sangharsh Samiti chief told UNI today.

Meanwhile, the call for bandh in all Ayurved colleges across the state, received 90 per cent response today. AITUC employees in these colleges and their hospitals expressed their support for the bandh by wearing black ribbons, Sangharsh added.

As per a release by the MUHS, out of the total 2,464 students of second year Ayurved faculty, 1334 passed and 611 failed in only Toxicology and Forensic Science subject. 519 students failed in more than one subject along with the above mentioned subject. The overall BAMS result was 55.24 per cent for first year, 54.14 per cent for second year and 68.16 per cent for the third year.

''The agitation is on for protesting the failure of more number of students in one subject only. These students have passed with good marks in other subjects. Immediate inquiry and decision regarding the matter, one per cent grace mark of the total marks to the failed students and permission for admission in the third year were some of the demands of the agitating students,'' Mr Mahisane said.

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