Lax Nursing Colleges in Karnataka to Pay Students
The High Court (HC) of Karnataka has lambasted many institutions offering the post-basic BSc (Nursing) course, and directed them to pay a penalty of `2,000 to each of their students affected by a critical lapse. The colleges, running under Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, have not submitted admission documents for 2012-13, as a result of which students’ results have been withheld. RK College of Nursing, RR College of Nursing, Noorie College of Nursing, Hill Side College of Nursing and some other institutions had not submitted admission details to the university even at the end of the last academic year. The varsity decided not to approve the admissions of such students. Hundreds of students filed a petition before the HC, blaming the colleges and the University for their plight. The bench found that the institutions were at fault.
Uncertainty prevails over pg seats at EMC
Admissions to PG seats at Government Medical College, Ernakulam, remains doubtful, even after the Union Ministry of Health issued the Letter of Intent, granting approval for the seats cleared by the Medical Council of India. The college authorities have not so far received the Letter of Permission (LoP) from the Centre, giving the go-ahead for final clearance of seats. As the LoP is not issued, the seats allotted for Ernakulam Medical College (EMC) remain on paper and not added to PG seats in government quota.
Utkal university in soup
The Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) has pulled up Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, for violating the guidelines for disposal of a radioactive substance. The University, on the other hand, clarified that it could not do so because it does not have `2 lakh. In a letter to the Odisha Government, it has stated that the Department of Chemistry of the State’s premier university is yet to dispose of a Gamma Irradiation Chamber despite AERB’s advice. Apparently, this chamber has been lying unused on the University campus for around 20 years now. Gamma irradiation is a physical means of sterilisation where products are exposed to gamma rays generated mostly from Cobalt-60, a radioactive isotope of Cobalt metal.
Net on waiting list
While University Grants Commission has declared today to be the last day to apply for National Eligibility Test (NET), it is important to bring to notice that last year’s results are yet to be announced.