Paramedical Examinations postponed to January

Paramedical Examinations postponed to January

Barely hours after Medical Education Minister S.A. Ramdas announced the preparedness for conducting the annual Para Medical Board examinations from 14th December, 2011, came the announcement that it stood postponed indefinitely.

The Paramedical examinations were postponed after anomalies were found in admission tickets and it was found that a number of examination centres had not received the answer sheets yet, sources told to the press person .

“An inquiry has been ordered into the incident as it is suspected that some board officials were hand in glove with the managements of paramedical institutions to scuttle the Paramedical examination process.”

The Paramedical examinations will now be conducted in January, the dates of which will be announced later.

About 20,000 students of nine paramedical courses in 256 paramedical educational institutions across Karnataka were to appear for the paramedical examination in 56 centres in the Karnataka State from 14th December, 2011.

The Government, in a bid to malpractices, had set up examination centres in government colleges, instead of holding them in the respective paramedical institutions. On Monday evening, the Minister had said that this measure could bring down copying, impersonation and other malpractices.

“Of the 56 centres, only 14 centres had received answer sheets.

However, we found paramedical exam answer sheets meant for nine centres, which had been sent five days ago, were still lying with the courier company,” Mr. Ramdas said.

He said that as the medical examinations are scheduled in the third week of December, paramedical examinations would be held in January.

“There is still adequate time left for conducting the examinations. ”