About 23 junior doctors at Vardhaman Mahavir Medical College (VMMC), the teaching wing of Safdarjung Hospital, who are pursuing their diploma in medical studies may just miss their chance for senior residency in most city hospitals this year.
The reason being that while VMMC is yet to declare its diploma exam results, the other three medical colleges — Maulana Azad Medical College, University College of Medical Sciences and Lady Hardinge —have declared their results. And most government hospitals in Delhi, like Ram Manohar Lohia, are in the process of winding up this year's recruitments.
"Delhi university affiliated colleges finished their exams by April 23 and declared the results in less than a week. But Indraprastha University, to which our college is affiliated, finished its exams on May 5 and there is still no trace of our results," said a junior doctor on the condition of anonymity.
"It is not even about correcting examination sheets. All that is done at the parent hospital. They only have to verify and declare results," said a faculty member from Safdarjung hospital on the condition of anonymity. The faculty at Safdarjung hospitals said they had given the results to IP University on May 7. "Most of our departments have also conducted their interviews for senior residents. As a result, our students have also missed the opportunity at their parent hospital," said the faculty member.
The vice-chancellor's office, the registrar office and the controller of examination office refused to comment, saying they are not allowed to speak to the media.
"When we spoke to Abha Virmani, in-charge admissions, she said the results were with a clerk who is on leave," said a student. A representation of two students went to meet the vice-chancellor but received no response. “We will end up wasting this year,” the student said.