Wednesday, 11 March 2020
SKIMS closes doors for queries of B.Sc. Nursing aspirants, parents aghast
Scores of students who have applied for B.Sc. nursing entrance examination at Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura, are facing trouble in downloading their admit cards due to errors better known to SKIMS authorities.
Earlier, SKIMS invited applications intended for admission into programs like B.Sc. in Nursing, Radiology & Imaging Technology, Operation Theatre Technology, Medical Lab Technology, and Perfusion Technology programs for the session 2020-21.
As per candidates, after they submitted application forms, many of them are now unable to download their admit cards, some have errors in spelling, some have errors in date of birth or photographs while the details of many candidates have been wrongly mentioned.
On Tuesday, a group of parents and students went to SKIMS authorities to clarify the errors but they were not allowed to meet the concerned officials, leaving them angry.
Mohammad Rafiq, a parent, who had come all the way from Banihal, Ramban said he wanted to clear the errors in the admit card of his daughter but he was denied entry to the officials.
“On Monday evening, I called one SKIMS. He told me to come here. Now they told me to come next day. How can I again come from Banihal. I was also denied from entering the director’s office,” he told Rising Kashmir at SKIMS.
The parents said that SKIMS appealed the candidates to visit the academic section from 8-13 March but they are concerned as only three days have left now for any clarification.
A group of parents along with the students were waiting outside the administrative block but they were not allowed to meet him.
Naseer Ahmad, a parent from Baramulla, who has submitted an application form of his son accused SKIMS authorities of not cooperating with the parents and students.
“The students are facing a number of problems. They are not student-friendly,” said the angry parent.
“If they don’t clear the errors we would move to the office of Lieutenant Governor,” they said.
However, Dean of Medical Faculty SKIMS, Prof Omar Javid Shah said they have asked the parents and students to send a representation.
“They can have a query. They can send their representation. Whatever the issues are that would be taken care of. Whatever is justified we would do that,” he said.