Punjab to hold own MBBS BDS entrance exam from 2015
The Punjab government on Monday decided that it would conduct its own medical entrance examination from 2015, instead of admitting students in MBBS and BDS courses in state colleges through the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT).
A notification in this regard was issued on Monday. “We have already informed the national medical and dental councils that we will go for our own entrance examination, the Punjab PMT (Pre-Medical Test), from next year,” said secretary, medical education, Punjab, Husan Lal.
Justifying the move, he said, “During this year’s admission process, conducted as per AIPMT, we found that a large number of seats in certain categories, including NRIs and Scheduled Castes, remained vacant.”
The AIPMT is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Punjab had been holding its own PMT till 2013, but the practice was discontinued this year as the AIPMT results were taken into consideration for admissions. Punjab was one of the 12 states, beside the union territory of Chandigarh, which had agreed to conduct MBBS/BDS admissions on the basis of AIPMT in 2014.
Husan Lal said the medical education department had to conduct a fresh examination for BDS courses as more than 80% seats remained vacant in the state’s dental colleges in view of less number of candidates getting the required 50% marks in AIPMT-2014.
He stated that like the earlier practice, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS), Faridkot, would conduct the examination for all medical and dental colleges in the state from the 2015 session.
As per the admission criterion laid down for 2014, candidates who secured minimum 50% marks (40% for Scheduled Castes) in AIPMT were considered eligible for admission in MBBS courses in the state’s medical colleges. Thus, 1,318 candidates qualified in the general category, and there were 150 candidates in the Scheduled Castes and other categories. The seats available were around 1,100 (MBBS) and about 850 (BDS).
Commenting on the move, Chandigarh-based PMT trainer Dr Arvind Goyal said, “There is no negative marking in the Punjab PMT, while there is one-fourth negative marking in AIPMT. This may be one reason for the poor score of Punjab students in AIPMT.”
AV Services Pvt Ltd Announces Hot Cities For IT Jobs in 2013
IT Positions Available From Coast to Coast India : August 2014 – As the economy continues to . Read More
How to Be a Good Leader at School
Whether you are a class president, club officer, or head of some kind of organization, you know what. Read More
Nursing and Midwifery - the hottest courses in the UK!
Thanks for taking part in our interview. We talk a lot here about nursing jobs and careers. Do you f. Read More
Edu-Tech Startup CampusKnot By Indian Students Get $100000 Funding In
An educational technology startup, founded by three Indians and a German student in a US university,. Read More
Jolana Dolha - my job as a renal nurse, and working in Europe and the
What is your current job title, and what kind of patients do you work with?I am a staff nurse or RGN. Read More
129EY The event & promotional organizing company,we are into theme parties for all occasions.From wedding to birthday parties.From corporate to social parties we cater everything and all age group
B.ED ADMISSION GUIDANCE SESSION 2014-15 Direct Admission in B.Ed Program Without Entrance Test Duration: 1 Year course UGC & NCTE Approved University 100% Job Placement Assistance For fu
Step 2 well fitness club. All types of exercises like dance, Aerobics, Stretching, Floor exercise, Weightloss, Bodyfitness Die
INDOSS Institute is a leading institute and the only specialized institute imparting comprehensive training program to students preparing for Bank PO and clerical exams.INDOSS INSTITUTE BECOMES
DEEP AYURVEDIC CLINIC TM A unit of M/s. DEEP HEALTH CARE PRODUCTS for the curing acute & chronic disease, to be located in Greater Mohali ( punjab) near chandigarh “The City Beautiful” Indi