Nursing College In Bengaluru Creates Controversy by Uploading Student Details on Exam Day

Published: 24th September 2015 04:40 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th September 2015 04:51 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU:The Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) is again in controversy over allowing a nursing college to upload details of its students online for admission approval on the day when exams for the course started.

The exams for various nursing courses are being held from September 23 to October 8 across the state, but on Wednesday morning, the university allowed the college to upload students’ details online. As per documents available with Express, the university’s official website has the link where colleges were supposed to upload the admission details of students with the last date given as November 2014.

But, on Wednesday, it was open for one particular college since afternoon.

When contacted, RGHUS Vice-Chancellor K S Ravindranath said, “There were some nine students from that college whose details were supposed to be uploaded and we have done this as per the court order.”

However, the authorities of other nursing colleges who have also bought court order to allow their students to appear for exams said, “We too have court orders; the order just directs the university to allow the students to appear for the exams and not to upload the information on the day of the exams.”

But, justifying the act, the V-C said, “We have allowed the college to upload the information in the presence of our officials. We will conduct the inspection after the exams and if we come across any irregularities, we will withdraw the admissions.” Meanwhile, the authorities of other colleges are saying that what the university did is illegal.

“When they have given it to one college, they have to extend the same to others also,” said an administrative officer of a nursing college.

Syndicate member Dr C N Manjunath clarified, “The syndicate is very transparent and taken a decision of streamlining nursing education. We have also heard of several such cases. As these things are accumulated over a period of 15 years, it takes time.”

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