Education and Careers

JMI complains against doctors giving fake certificates

New Delhi: Jamia Millia Islamia University lodged complaints against as many as 12 local doctors at the police station for giving bogus medical certificates to students who were otherwise ineligible to sit for examinations because of short attendance. The University also made written complaints to Medical Council of India against these doctors for giving medical certificates which were inconsistent with the dates on which the students were absent.

The University had found last year that about 500 students had a short fall in attendance and they were warned that they would not be allowed to appear for examinations in December 2010 and January 2011.

In March this year many had made up the shortfall, many others had submitted medical certificates on the basis of which they were hoping to be allowed to appear for examinations. On closer scrutiny of these certificates the University authorities found that in many certificates there were discrepancies in the dates mentioned in the certificates and the dates when they were actually on leave or absent. In a few cases it was found that the period of leave mentioned in the certificate was when they were actually attending the classes.

The doctors who had issued these certificates were those whose clinics were located in the localities near the University such as Batla House, Jamia Nagar etc. As a result of such bogus certificates which showed discrepancies, about 200 students were not allowed to appear for examinations.