Didn't submit experience certificate from Maharaja's college anywhere: K Vidya

K Vidya | Photo: Facebook, @വിദ്യ വിജയൻ
K Vidya. Photo: Vidya Vijayan/Facebook

Kochi: K Vidya, the former SFI leader, who allegedly forged a teaching experience certificate during a job interview has denied the charges against her.

"I have not submitted an experience certificate from Maharaja's College in any institution," she said on Thursday.

She however, admitted that she had attended a job interview at Government College, Attappady.

K Vidya is accused of forging a teaching experience certificate from Ernakulam's Maharaja's College during an interview for the guest lecturer's post in the Malayalam department of the Attappady college.

Members of the interview panel grew suspicious of the logo and seal of the college on the certificate and subsequently contacted the management.

Vidya’s certificate claimed that she had worked as a guest lecturer at Ernakulam Maharaja’s College during 2018-19 and 2020-21. However, college authorities told the interview panel that no guest lecturer was appointed in the Malayalam department in the past 10 years.

Ernakulam Central police, which registered the case on Maharaja's College principal's complaint on Tuesday, will hand over the case to Agaly police as the crime was reported in Attapady college.

Responding to the teaching certificate forgery controversy, Higher Education Minister Dr R Bindu pinned the blame on Vidya, saying it was her mistake and that the college principal had no role in the incident. 

"Things have also become clear in the mark list controversy involving SFI state secretary P M Arsho. A technical error occurred. It is to be investigated how Arsho's name with the result showing 'Passed' appeared with that of junior students," said the minister.

She also said Arsho cannot be held in the dock for something he had no involvement in.

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