KOTTAYAM: The Kerala Medical Post Graduate Association (KMPGA) is planning to go on strike demanding transparency in the functioning of Kerala University Health Science.
The association also alleged that there is a lot of discrepancies in the functioning of Kerala University Health Science.
According to association members, they have decided to immediately go on strike after it was found that a post graduate student of Medical College Hospital (MCH) in Kottayam failed his final year examination due to a clerical error committed by an internal examiner of the college.
Dr Jinesh P S, a final year student at Forensic Science department at Kottayam MCH, didn’t pass the final year examination that was conducted in May-June 2014, allegedly due to a mistake committed by the chief examiner of the practical examination.
He was the former head of the department. Acting on Dr Jinesh’s complaint, KMPGA sent an urgent representation to the Vice-Chancellor of the university, seeking urgent measures to rectify the mistake.
According to the complaint, the chief examiner had erroneously given Dr Jinesh marks for the practical examination out of 100, even though the university has fixed the total mark to be out of 300.
Hence, in the document submitted to the university Dr Jinesh scored only 57 out 300, which is way less than the minimum pass mark. According to Dr Jinesh, the concerned examiners have admitted their error.
“Only two conclusions can be drawn from this situation. Either a clerical mistake had occurred or this is a case of personal victimization.
“It is now evident that I didn’t get such low marks due to my errors or lack of knowledge in the subject. This result will affect my academic carrier and social status,” Jinesh said.