The bone of rivalry lie in the disparity in course period – allied well being programs provided by universities outdoors the State are three-and-a-half-year lengthy, whereas these performed by the Kerala University of Health Sciences have a period of 4 years.
Academic equivalency norms, which have bothered quite a few job aspirants in Kerala, have begun to pose issues for paramedical graduates from establishments elsewhere together with All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) and Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER).
The bone of rivalry lie in the disparity in course period – allied well being programs provided by universities outdoors the State are three-and-a-half-year lengthy, whereas these performed by the Kerala University of Health Sciences (KUHS) have a period of 4 years.
As a end result, graduates of programmes having immense job potential corresponding to B.Sc. Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT), Anaesthesia Technology and Renal Dialysis Technology are required to acquire equivalency certificates from KUHS in line with the Paramedical Council of Kerala norms for placements in authorities hospitals and to pursue publish commencement in Kerala. Making matter worse, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) international locations have been insisting for the registration certificates issued by the Paramedical Council of late.
Allied Health Science Students and Professional Association India state president, Khaleel Mohammed estimated round 30,000 Keralites full paramedical programs from different States yearly. “While a majority used to seek jobs abroad to repay their education loan dues, the door to such possibilities is shut. Unable to find postings in government hospitals that pay around ₹ 15,000, many are now forced to be content with private hospitals that pay half that amount,” he stated.
They couldn’t even apply for the contract jobs provided to deal with the COVID-19 public well being emergency.
Calling the denial of equivalency unjust, Kerala State Higher Education Council vice chairman Rajan Gurukkal identified that previous to KUHS’ institution, Kannur, Calicut and MG Universities used to situation equivalency certificates regardless of the distinction in course period for the reason that curricula and syllabi had been discovered to be identical. Furthermore, the UGC has prescribed solely three years as a part of its mannequin curriculum for the B.Sc. MLT programme.
“Paradoxically, KUHS used to recognise such degrees for employment in affiliated colleges until 2017. Many teachers who currently taught paramedical students in Kerala had completed the three-and-a-half-year courses. The present disapproval is sheer discrimination without any academic justification,” Prof. Gurukkal stated.
KUHS Vice Chancellor Mohanan Kunnummal, nevertheless, stated the contents of the programs are dissimilar. The Academic Council, which had deliberated the problem earlier, will take the matter up for dialogue but once more.
According to him, tutorial programmes of various period can’t be thought-about equal. He additionally opined the college ought to ideally don’t have any position in deciding if a graduate is match for a specific job. “But, if the government wants us to frame eligibility criteria, we will definitely provide an expert opinion,” Dr. Kunnummal stated.