Ex-VCs demand parliamentary investigationFormer university vice-chancellors on Saturday demanded parliamentary probe into the CIAA intervention in post-graduate medical entrance examination at the Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences.
Former university vice-chancellors on Saturday demanded parliamentary probe into the CIAA intervention in post-graduate medical entrance examination at the Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences.
Six former VCs, mostly of Tribhuvan University, said in a statement that the intervention of the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority had breached the autonomy of the university while the test flouted international practices and norms as the son of a member of the examination committee topped the list of successful candidates.
“Since there have been conflicting arguments from the concerned body, the matter should be probed. These anomalies will eventually ruin the education sector and erode the public trust in the institution,” reads the statement, demanding an end to such “unbecoming activities”.
The Post on June 26 carried a report questioning the legitimacy of the entrance examination held on May 28 and its results. The son of Dr Bhagwat Nepal, professor of ophthalmology at the KU, had topped the entrance examination.
Dr Nepal was involved in compiling the question bank while he also had a role in the examination and the results committee. Dr Bhagwat denies his involvement in the examination.
The statement is signed by former vice-chancellors Mahesh Kumar Upadhyay, Kedar Bhakta Mathema, Kamal Krishna Joshi, Nabin Jung Shah, Govinda Prasad Sharma and Tri Ratna Manandhar.
While former Kathmandu University VC Suresh Raj Sharma was involved in initial meetings, he refused to sign the statement for reasons that the officials said were unknown.