By Rashmi Belur
Universities are known to produce graduates and post-graduates, but here is a shocking case of a state university producing a fake doctor.
A person by name ‘B Umar Bhasha’ successfully got a medical degree certificate in the year 2000, from JJM college Davangere (then affiliated to Kuvempu University, Shimoga), without attending the college regularly.
The authorities came to know of the incident a few days ago, almost 12 years after the certificate was issued. And it came to light only because the Medical Council of India (MCI) had sent his marks card (certificate) for verification to the university. The officials from the university revealed this to DNA on Thursday.
However, university has not yet got more details about the person, who got the fake certificate, and has decided to file an FIR on Friday. Reacting about the case Prof SA Bhari, vice-chancellor of the university said, “It is really a shocking case. What we are worried about is that the person must have misused the marks card and was practicing all these days. We will file an FIR by tomorrow.”
With this incident Kuvempu university has gained further notoriety of producing fake doctors and engineers. Few months ago a similar incident happened where a person by name Haleshappa got the fake engineering certificate. That case is still pending with the court.
Fifteen days ago Bhadravathi police had busted a fake marks card racket in the university and arrested 10 contract employees of the university, who have involved in tampering marks cards and making fake ones.
Following the case, the university has decided to constitute two committees to conduct inquiry. “We have taken this decision at the Syndicate meeting held on Thursday and constituted the committees. After the committee submits report, we will decide about the action that needs to be taken against those involved in the case,” Bhari said.
Till 2010, the colleges in Davangere, including medical and engineering colleges, were affiliated to Kuvempu university. After the formation of Davangere university, they came under its affiliation.
Source : dnaindia