Management takes student for a ride

Published on Nov 24, 2006 04:12 PM IST

A STUDENT of a private physiotherapy college was misguided by the college administration into filing fees for the next exam, while not having eligibility to partake in the same. The student approached the university in this matter and was turned down on the grounds of Medical Council of India (MCI) norms on Thursday.

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A STUDENT of a private physiotherapy college was misguided by the college administration into filing fees for the next exam, while not having eligibility to partake in the same. The student approached the university in this matter and was turned down on the grounds of Medical Council of India (MCI) norms on Thursday.

Mayuri Shrivastav who is a Bachelor in Physiotherapy BPT Sophomore student of Devi Ahilya College of Pharmacy, Chhawni had failed in three subjects in the exams conducted recently. She, however, egged on by her college authorities, now wishes to appear in the next exams along with her classmates after clearing the supplementary exams.

The supplementary exam results came out later than scheduled in June, while the exam for the second semester would be held in two day’s time. The student, who was told by her college authorities that she could appear in the next exam, filled in the ‘challan’ form for depositing examination fees and approached the Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalya (DAVV) along with her mother today.

Deputy Registrar (Exams) RK Baghel said that private colleges are increasingly picking up the habit of misleading students when they should be providing proper and correct guidance.

As per MCI rules a gap of one-year is necessary for appearing in any further exam in that line and these rules have been incorporated in the University ordinance. 

If the students as deposited fees it will be adjusted in the next exam she appears in or refunded as the case may be. College principal Dr M Hardia accepted that the student was ineligible for appearing in the exam to be held in a few days time. He quoted the MCI rule asking for a minimum of 210-day attendance and end of carry system (supplementary) from this year.

The eligible students would be appearing for exams this Tuesday, while the girl in question would gain eligibility for the same in the exams to be conducted in March. He denied the college of having misled the student.

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