Irked by the decision of the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, to change their examination centre from Guru Nanak Dev Dental College, Sunam, to Government College for Women, Patiala, final-year BDS students today blocked traffic at ITI Chowk here.Students of Guru Nanak Dev Dental College, Sunam, said their examinations would commence from May 16 (Monday).They said the four-lane road from Bhawanigarh to Patiala was under construction and in poor condition, due to which their travelling time would increase to about two hours from Sunam to Patiala.They urged the university authorities to allow them to appear in the examinations at Sunam itself. The protesters also submitted a memorandum to the Sunam Tehsildar.

An official of the Sunam Dental College said on May 6, the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, sent a communication to the college that the examination centre for final-year BDS students of would be their own college. But another communication was received this afternoon, stating that the examination centre had been changed to the Patiala college.The Principal of the college today reportedly contacted the Controller of Examinations of the University who said the decision had been taken at the higher level.Last year also, the examination centre of the Sunam’s Dental College was made in Patiala but later, it was shifted to a nursing college in Sunam after protest by students.