When postgraduate medical students and private college managements are at loggerheads in Andhra Pradesh over allegedly depriving them of certificates, a college principal said the students shouldn’t have gone to the court and preferred to sort it out with the managements in the first place.
Dr. Pinnamaneni Siddhartha Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Foundation’s Principal P. Satyanarayana Murthy told IANS, said “Instead of going to the court, they (students) should have talked to the managements association or somebody or through DME (directorate of medical education) or something like that. Instead of going to court if that had happened, probably all these things wouldn’t have happened,”
Sitting idle in the southern state for three months already, to more than 1500 MS and MD students the private medical colleges in which they studied are yet to give them their certificates for want of a portion of unpaid fees. When the state is in acute need of additional medical hands to take on the corona-virus pandemic, they are compelled to be idle at the time.
The court told to pay 50 per cent of the fees, furnishing a bond for the balance amount to be paid as directed by the court at a later date.
Violating the fee regulation committee rules which mandate that hike should not be more than five percent a year, the colleges hiked fee for Rs. 7 lakh for ‘A’ category students and higher for ‘B’ and ‘C’ category students in 2017. The students went to court.