Kerala : Sixty-five “doctors” got their BAMS degrees from Government Ayurveda College, Thiruvananthapuram, on December 15. And it is reported that seven still need to pass their second-year examinations.
It is alleged that one of them is the son of a PTA office bearer. None knew the issue until some students came out with this incredible information. Immediately, the authorities are reported to have issued strict instructions not to share the pictures of the ‘convocation’ on social media. The complainants informed the press they would take up the matter with the state Governor, who is also the Chancellor of the state varsities.
Media reports a funny piece of news in this regard: The college maintains that the programme was organised based on the list provided by the SFI-led House Surgeons’ Association. Principal Dr G. Jey informed the media that the allegations would be investigated and that more information could not be shared.
Media people tried to speak to the House Surgeons’ Association president but were not ready to respond.
BAMS Course is five and half years long, including House Surgency. Health University VC was present at the convocation function. But, Health Minister (CPM), the Pro-Chancellor, had yet to turn up.
This is one more feather in the already defiled cap of the CPM-led Left Democratic Front regime with CPM supremo Pinarayi Vijayan at the helm. CPM, Pinarayi and his comrades have been beating the drums that Kerala is No: 1 in all sectors in the entire country; in some fields next to England and even to the US and even equal to developed countries in some other areas.
This correspondent knows a few BAMS students who prefer to go for their PG in other states. They are sceptical about the credibility of the system prevailing in the state. The incidents mentioned above vindicate their anxieties.