Medical students seek release of degree certificates, move HC

Last Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 20:01

Mumbai: A group of medical students on Thursday filed a petition in the Bombay High Court, alleging that their degree certificates have been withheld, for failing to discharge obligations under the bond. For want of the certificates, they cannot enroll for PG courses, they say.
Petitioners contend that they are entitled to take admission to postgraduate courses, as well as to get the documents, withheld by Director of Medical Education and Research.

The matter will be heard tomorrow, said petitioners` lawyer advocate Pooja Thorat.

These students have completed their MBBS course, and also the one-year internship. Thereafter, they got admission to two-year post-graduate diploma course.

They passed the diploma course this June. Now they have appeared for common entrance test held by National Board of Examination for post-graduate Diplomate of National Board (DNB) courses; and at the interviews, they will have to produce degree certificates.

The interviews are slated to take place within two or three weeks.

As per the bond which every MBBS student has to sign, he or she has to serve in rural area for one year after getting the degree.

According to petitioners, they are willing to undertake to fulfil their obligations as per the bond after the PG course is over, and High Court should direct the authorities to hand over their certificates.


First Published: Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 20:01
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