K Vidya, Letter sent to Kalady University | Photo: Screen grab/ Mathrubhumi News
Kochi: A letter sent by former SFI leader K Vidya, who allegedly forged documents to secure a position as guest lecturer, to the Kalady University questioning being denied PhD admission in the institution has emerged. In the letter, Vidya claims that she had secured first rank in the written examination but her marks were not considered during the interview. She also demanded to re-examine the admission list.
“The Sree Sankaracharya University conducted the entrance examination for those lacking JRF and other additional qualifications. I had secured first rank in the examination. However, the admission list was prepared without considering the (exam) marks. Although the research committee had recommended 15 people, including myself, for the admission, the university released a list of only 10 people,” Vidya stated in the letter.
It is learnt that only 10 seats were mentioned in the notification issued for PhD admissions at the university. However, 15 people were allegedly granted admission by illegally amending the notification and adding five more seats.
As pointed out in the letter, Vidya’s subject for research in the Malayalam department was ‘Denial of Freedom of Expression in Malayalam Literary Genres: A Study Based on Article 19 of the Constitution of India'. She also asserted that Dr Bichu X Malayil had promised to be her guide for the research.
However, as Vidya’s admission sparked a controversy, Dr Malayil decided to step back from the academic association and stated that she will not guide Vidya until she proved her innocence.
Meanwhile, another case has been registered against Vidya by Nileshwar police on a forgery complaint lodged by Karinthalam College authorities. The case is based on the charges of forgery, fraud and conspiracy.