Patna, Feb. 12 -- A member of the supreme administrative and policy making body of the Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS), an autonomous medical college, has questioned the teaching prowess of its faculty members as also its examination system after 40 of its 96 students flunked the recent MBBS final examination.

Dr Sunil Kumar Singh, a member of the institute's board of governors (BoG) and also the state spokesperson of the ruling JD(U), has demanded that the responsibility of conducting examination be vested with some other university.

In his February 8 letter to health minister Mangal Pandey, also the BoG chairman of the IGIMS, Dr Singh cast aspersions on the capability of its teachers or their competence to conduct ...