Excess nursing students cannot work outside state, says RGUHS

It is yet unclear how the varsity will track students if they practise in other states

Published: 31st August 2016 05:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st August 2016 05:50 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: The Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) has insisted that nursing students who get approval for admission under Karnataka government guidelines, give an undertaking that they will work only in Karnataka.

On Monday afternoon, the university had issued a notification postponing the Nursing examination based on the order issued by the Medical Education Department.

As the government directed the university to approve admissions of over 1,700 students as per its guidelines, the exams scheduled to begin from Tuesday were postponed at the last minute.

However, in the circular issued to all private Nursing colleges in the state, which was also posted on the official website of RGUHS, principals have been informed to give a letter.

The letter should state: “I will submit the individual affidavits (should be notarised on `20 stamp paper) from students stating that ‘I am permitted to practice only in the state of Karnataka, as the admission approval is as per government of Karnataka and not as per Indian Nursing Council and it has been made clear that INC has not recognised the course in respect of my seat’.”

The principals have to submit the undertaking within seven days from the date of issuing the circular.

“It is the responsibility of the principals to submit all individual affidavits in respect of those students who have been admitted in excess of Indian Nursing Council permission and as per Government of Karnataka guidelines,” the circular states.

However, it is not clear  how the university will track the students in case if they practice outside Karnataka.

Reacting to it, RGUHS registrar-evaluation Dr Sachidanand said, “The university will put a seal on the degree certificate and marks cards saying they cannot practise outside Karnataka.”

Colleges thank politicos

A day after the postponement of nursing exams for BSc Nursing and Post basic BSc Nursing which were scheduled to begin from Tuesday, private nursing college managements have expressed their gratitude to some political leaders and bureaucrats.

A message in this regard is circulating on mobile social networking application WhatsApp.

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