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Students complain about ‘ghost’ teachers in medical college

Students of BKL Walawalkar Rural Medical College at Chiplun, who have burden of a sudden fee increase, have written to the Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) and the Fee Regulatory Authority (FRA) that the college has submitted a list of bogus teachers.

The college had informed the FRA that it has 250-odd teachers on its rolls, thus hiking their salary bill and the overall expenditure.

“Students have found that there are merely 41 teachers in the college,” said Dr Vivek Korade, president of the Forum Against Commercialisation of Education.

“Some faculty is practising in Goa, someone else is in Nashik,” he added.

DMER head Dr Praveen Singare said that if the students and activists submit evidence, his office would initiate an inquiry into the matter.

Recently MCI de-registered 38 teachers of a college in southern India .

“We students were shocked at the fee hike of this two-year-old medical college. But now we understand how they have hiked their expenses,” said students.

The fees were recently hiked to Rs 7.25 lakh from Rs 3.90 lakh last year.

College authorities claimed that this is a “difference of fees and not a hike” as the fees of this college were already low compared to other colleges.

Parents and students opt for this two-year-old college because of its low fees, but now with this fee issue parents are in a fix as exams of their wards are approaching.

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