Government To Consider Ragging Victim's Plea

by Medindia Content Team on  November 25, 2005 at 3:29 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Government To Consider Ragging Victim's Plea
The Kerala Government will soon take a decide whether the nursing student who was the alleged victim of sexual ragging by her seniors at the School of Medical Education in Kottayam be granted admission in Thiruvananthapuram Medical College.

The next state cabinet meeting on November 30 will also discuss a request for providing financial assistance to the student for completing her academic program.

The student's father met the Education Minister on Thursday and requested him to grant admission to his daughter in Thiruvananthapuram Medical College. He told the Minister that his daughter was not in a mental state to continue her studies at the School of Medical Education.

The Minister said that campus committees and a State-level committee would be set up to tackle ragging in educational institutions. The Principal Secretary for Higher Education will head the State-level committee as chairman and the Collegiate Education Director and the Technical Education Director will be its members. The Principals of the respective institutions will head the college committees. The committees will have one woman from among the faculty members.

The Education Department will observe December 5 as Anti-ragging Day on all campuses. Counseling sessions and meetings will be held on campuses on the occasion.


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