Interview at AIIMS goes haywire

Interview at AIIMS goes haywire

Mismanagement leaves candidates in lurch

The walk-in interview for 50 posts of laboratory technicians at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences turned into a big ordeal for candidates on Monday after AIIMS administration showed its inability to handle the large turnout.

The interviews did not start till 3 pm. The candidates were also not communicated about the next course of action.

Later, AIIMS put up a notice saying, “Due to a large number of applications in response to the institute’s advertisement for walk-in interviews, a screening test of one-hour duration will be held to shortlist candidates.”

Initially, the timing slid from 3.30 pm to 4.30 pm, which was then postponed to 5.30 pm. The test started at 6 pm.

Several candidates were upset with the unexpected screening test.

“The notice came as a shock. Preparation for a written test is different from that of an interview. How can we be asked to appear for a written test on such short notice?” said a candidate.

He said he reached AIIMS at 9.30 am to submit the form and had been waiting for the interviews to begin till late evening.

Candidates termed the entire episode “sheer mismanagement”.

They say a turnout of 600 BSc graduates is normally expected for 50 posts in a premier institute as AIIMS. Several candidates also came from other cities.

The test results will be posted on the institute’s website after a week, and shortlisted candidates will have to come for the interview.

Outstation candidates faced more trouble as they had to find a place to stay for the night.

“I came from Bihar with my brother. We had to cancel the evening train ticket due to the uncertainty of the recruitment process,” said Arun Kumar, elder brother of a candidate.
When the recruitment process started going haywire, security was the topmost concern for outstation women candidates.

“My only local contact lives in Noida. I came to the city for the first time and I don’t know how to reach Noida at night. Hiring a cab or an autorickshaw will cost a lot,” said a female candidate.

The candidates spoke to Deccan Herald refused to give their names.
They said they may lose their job even before getting it if their name appeared in a newspaper report.

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