Larkana, Sindh: The administration of Shaheed Muhatarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University (SMBBMU) and Chandka Medical College Larkana has adopted policies of double standard for the students having passed intermediate from the education boards other than those of Hyderabad, Sukkur and Larkana compelling them to pay hundred percent extra fees for enrollment, producing migration certificate and paying Rs.800/- for eligibility certificate.
These conditions apply to all the students admitted at Chandka Medical College (CMC) Larkana, who were admitted to first year MBBS in November last year.
According to an official circular displayed at the noticeboard of CMC, the students having passed intermediate from Karachi Board, irrespective of their district of domicile falling in the list of ten districts eligible for admission in CMC, and those belonging to other provinces, Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan and FATA, have to pay double fees.
At the end of first semester, the students were required to fill up enrollment forms for which the process was to be completed by June 20 last but in the wake of strikes by the lower grade employees of CMC, all the offices were closed and no enrollment form could be issued. Now the CMC administration is charging Rs.200/- per student as late fee despite the fact that being late was not the fault of students.
The students, having domicile of Naushehro Feroze and other districts, who studied at Karachi were surprised on Monday to see the circular directing them to produce migration certificate, eligibility certificate and also the original mark sheet of intermediate, which already was deposited along with all other original documents at the time of interview for the admission last year.
When contacted, an official of CMC, in-charge of all these matters, told that these directives have been received from Vice Chancellor of SMBBMU and they cannot help the students affected by it.
The students were surprised and felt tormented on such fresh directives, as discriminative conditions like submitting migration certificate and eligibility certificate were imposed only by the educational institutions of Karachi on the students of interior Sindh against which people of Sindh had been agitating but now same policy has been adopted by SMBBMU/CMC for those Sindhi students who belonged to interior but did intermediate from Karachi.