He/she is required to secure a minimum of 50% marks to pass this examination which is conducted at a centre set up by the respondent No. Thereafter a candidate is allowed to appear for a practical examination in terms of Clause 6.7 as noticed above. The petitioner has submitted that she secured a good first division in her school leaving examination and was granted admission to the MBBS course after passing the entrance examination in her first attempt.
She also claims to have successfully completed a one year house job to the satisfaction of senior doctors and thereafter cleared the primary examination of the DNB course in the first attempt.
1) as ultra-vires violating Article 14 of the Constitution of India; and/or (c) issue any appropriate writ or direction declaring the petitioner successful in the examination held by the National Board of Examination for the year July/October, 2000 on the basis of marks obtained in the theory examination; and/or (d) issue any appropriate writ or direction declaring the petitioner successful in the examination held by the National Board of Examination for the year July/October, 2000 on the basis of combined marks obtained in the theory and practical examination; and/or (e) issue any appropriate writ or direction commanding the respondent No.
The efficacy of an oral interview test for assessing and evaluating the capacity and calibre of candidates came up before the Apex Court in the celebrated pronouncement reported Ajay Hasia and Ors. 1) as ultra-vires violating Articles 14 and 19(1)(a) of the Constitution of India; and/or (b) issue any appropriate writ or direction quashing provision contained in sub-clause (c) of Clause 6.7 of Bulletin of Information and Application Form for Diplomate of National Board Final Examination for the year July/October, 2000 published by the National Board of Examinations (Respondent No.
The petitioner has submitted that she believes that she had knowledgeably and correctly answered all the questions.
Yet to her dismay she has received a single word result simply informing her that she had failed. The petitioner appeared in the viva voce thereafter on two occasions, firstly on 29th December, 1999 and thereafter again on 28th April, 2000.
This Board became an independent and autonomous body in the year 1982. degree, this submission is vehemently disputed by Mr.
It confers a post-graduate degree which is known as the "Diplomate of National Board". It appears that thereby a dual system of awarding post-graduate degrees was created, one being the post-graduate degree granted by various universities duly recognised by the Medical Council of India and the second one being the degree at the post-graduate level titled the 'Diplomate of the National Board'(DNB for short) granted by the respondent No. In exercise of the power conferred by Section 32 of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956, Notification No. 1 has claimed that the post-graduate degree awarded by the Board is equivalent to the M. Maninder Singh, learned Counsel appearing for the Medical Council of India - respondent No. courses is totally different from the scheme of the examination conducted by the respondent No. course not only undergo regular teaching but also get hands on experience on patients and undergo vigorous training during the three year course which according to him is not undergone by the candidates who undergo the DNB tests. 1 conducts examination in different specialities which consists of written examination and practical examinations in various centres notified in its Bulletin of Information.
On both occasions she was again merely informed that she had failed.
Suspecting foul play, vide a letter dated 6th June, 2000 the petitioner demanded details of marks obtained in all the theory papers, the thesis and the practical examinations but she received no reply from the respondents. As per Clause 6.7(d), a candidate who has failed to clear the practical examination in three attempts, is required to repeat the theory examination.