Irregularities in enrolment at BPKIHS

Kathmandu, September 24

Irregularities have been detected in the ongoing enrollment of the post-graduate programmes under the sponsorship quota at BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan.

A committee formed under the instruction of Health Minister Gagan Thapa to launch a probe into alleged irregularities submitted its report yesterday, along with a conclusion of a breach in procedural undertaking, other set criteria, and merit-based system. The committee was headed by Dr Dipendra Raman Singh.

Responding to the report, Minister Thapa summoned the BPKIHS registrar and the Nepal Medical Council Chief to his office on Friday and sought clarifications on the matter, informed the minister’s adviser Pratap Poudel.

Health Minister Thapa is likely to seek suspension of the enrolment process. Likewise, the institute was found to be increasing the quota without developing necessary infrastructure.

The NMC Act specifies provisions for any student sitting for the entrance exam to obtain mandatory 50 per cent to seek admission under the PG programmes.

Earlier, the institute’s employees had filed complaints at the Office of the Prime Minister  and various other  departments regarding irregularities in the enrolment process.