Mental trauma of outstanding dental student

The best outgoing sportsperson had to fight with the system to get the top slot
Last Updated 24 September 2010, 17:30 IST

However, the road to success was not so easy for the young graduate. The best outgoing male student as well as the best outgoing sportsperson had to fight with the system to get the top slot.

The student was failed in the practical examination of oral medicine and radiology last year.
Unhappy with the evaluation system, Karthikeyan  filed a petition to the Governor, who is also the Chancellor of the Institute.

The Governor ordered a re-test for which two other evaluators were roped in. Karthikeyan passed the examination with a good score.  "I had to file a petition to solve my problem. However, I am happy that the problem has been solved without much problem," said the son of a senior IPS official.

Good relationship

Even governor H R Bhardwaj mentioned about the story of the student in his graduation day address of the college. He also stressed on a need for a good student teacher relationship in higher education institutes.

Karthikeyan topped in numerous subjects like General Surgery as well as Preclinical conservative. The talented student is planning to do his masters in the same discipline and refutes claims that dentistry does not offer good jobs.

"I always wanted to opt for dentistry. If you are passionate about the subject, then jobs will also not be a problem," said the student. The graduation day ceremony was presided over by Higher Education Minister V S Acharya, I M Vittal Murthy, principal secretary of health and RGUHS vice chancellor Ramananda Shetty.

The other best outgoing male students were Aatish Thennavan and Karthikeyan Gokulachandran and the best female student was Shruthi D P.

(Published 24 September 2010, 17:30 IST)

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