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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Students hail SC move to review judgment on NEET-TOI REPORT

Students hail SC move to review judgment on NEET

Medical aspirants are elated at the Supreme Court's decision to review its July order to strike down the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET). Most believe that a single-window entrance test is an ideal way to preclude private medical colleges in Maharashtra from charging extortive capitation fees. 

Yoshita Sharma (29) is yet to get the discipline of her choice despite cracking the state-conducted postgraduate medical entrance exam twice. On both occasions, she did not figure among the top 100. And it is usually the toppers who walk away with popular specialisations, such as radiology, orthopaedics and medicine. The rest have to settle for other disciplines or look to private medical colleges. 

But for those without deep pockets, the 200 PG seats in private-run medical colleges are out of the question. "It is an open secret that the most sought-after disciplines in private colleges are sold for Rs 1.5-3 crore. The rates have increased over the years and nothing has deterred private colleges so far," the Kalina resident added. The amount is usually charged under the garb of management quota and capitation fees, which are above the tuition fee that runs into lakhs. 

As a consequence of the malpractice, 50,000-70,000 students compete for the 1,100 PG seats offered in government colleges. 

Another postgraduate aspirant said the state's medical education system is akin to the real estate market. "In most private colleges, booking for seats starts a year in advance so that payments can be made in easy instalments. The principle is similar to what clients follow in under-construction building projects," an aspirant from Chandivli said. He recounted how a friend who had got into a similar arrangement with a private college sold off his "seat booking" to another friend after he bagged a seat in a government college. 

"Bringing private colleges under the ambit of NEET is a practical way of tackling the unbridled commercialisation of private colleges. Even if students clear private colleges' entrance exams, they are seldom called for counselling once the management finds their financial strength to be poor," said Dr Santosh Wakchaure, president of Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors. 


No fear of glitches in AIPGMEE online test-HINDUSTAN TIMES REPORT

No fear of glitches in AIPGMEE online test

The All India Post Graduate Medical Entrance Examination (AIPGMEE) 2014 for admission to all-India 50% quota of MD, MS, PG diploma courses offered at government medical colleges and institutions, will be held as a computer-based test. Conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE), the exam will be held from November 25 to December 6 this year.
The three-and-a-half hour examination will have 15 minutes extra for test tutorial time. It will have 300 multiple choice questions covering subjects of the MBBS curriculum with no negative marking. Registration for the test has begun online and pre-paid test fee vouchers are available at 279 branches of Axis Bank across the country.

Dr Bipin Batra, executive director, NBE, says that online tests offer a host of benefits to candidates in terms of flexibility and convenience in scheduling their exam. “It helps us, too, in terms of content development, management and security. Technology enables tighter control during the test development process, thus reducing the risk of leakage associated with printing and distribution of test papers,” he adds.

How can NBE avoid a CAT-like disaster when servers crashed on the first day of online testing in 2009? Batra says NBE’s testing partner Prometric chose sites with the required physical and technical infrastructure to conduct computer-based testing. Prometric will also use the same backbone and channel that was used to conduct NEET PG in 2012.

NEET PG was successfully delivered across 50 venues in 33 cities by 95,673 candidates. He says, “All test centres will be checked for technical readiness and extensive operational trials will be conducted.”

Reassuring candidates, he reveals, “We quarantine all test centres by creating a secure zone restricting access  for authorised staff only.” Training and certification of all test centre staff is to take place before the start of the testing window to ensure they are well equipped to assist candidates during the test.

Dr Batra says around 75,000 to 80,000 students are expected to take the test. The testing labs will have digital video recording and candidates will have to go through an image capture and finger-printing process.

The state governments of Haryana, Punjab, Chhattisgarh and University of Delhi will use the  AIPGMEE results for admission to MD/MS/PG diploma courses at colleges under their control. Admission to MD/MS/ PG Diploma courses at institutes under Armed Forces Medical Services shall also be made on the basis of the results of AIPGMEE 2014.

Students cannot register offline. They have to log on to www.nbe.gov.in/aipgmee. On logging in they will be directed to a secure web portal for beginning their application, scheduling and registration process

Monday, October 28, 2013

Students, docs bemoan lack of PG seats

Students, docs bemoan lack of PG seats

About 43,000 MBBS students pass out of medical college annually, but there are only 12,000 post graduate (PG) seats available. “One lakh MBBS doctors sit for the PG entrance examination. Even during internship, these students are busy preparing for various entrance exams due to the dearth of seats available,” says Dr. Girdhar J. Gyani, governing board member of the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals (NABH).

He pointed out that many doctors therefore preferred doing their post-graduate specialization in the US. If the Medical Council of India doubled the PG seats – from 12,000 to 24,000 —  they could draw students from neighbouring countries as well, Dr. Gyani said.

The country is in need of gynaecologists and radiologists. meanwhile, patients regard those with an MBBS degree alone as juniors. “They are looking for specialists and even we have dreams to specialise in a particular field,” an MBBS student said.

Dr. G.R. Ravind­r­ana­th, general secretary of Doctors’ Association for Social Equality (DASE), said that there were vacancies for paediatricians and anesthetists at community medical centres and district headquarter hospitals in Tamil Nadu. “By 2020, if we have to maintain the required ratio of one doctor per 1,000 people we have to increase the number of medical colleges,” he said.
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Doctors may have to pass twin tests to bag PG seats

Doctors may have to pass twin tests to bag PG seats

Medical graduates will have to take two tests before they can pursue post-graduation, if a new proposal of the Medical Council of India (MCI) gets the nod.

In a recent meeting, the MCI proposed that the entrance exam for the post-graduate course, which assesses the theoretical knowledge gained during graduation, should be held immediately after the final MBBS exam and before the beginning of internship. Graduates will be expected to take the licentiate test, which will test them on practical understanding of medicine, after their internship.
At present, the PG entrance exam is held after internship and there is no licentiate test.

The decision to advance the PG entrance exam stems from numerous complaints that MBBS students don't take their internship seriously but instead get busy preparing for PG entrance tests. The last year of the five-and-a-half year MBBS course is set aside for internship.

MCI chairman Dr R K Srivastava told TOI that the council discussed its vision document recently and will decide on the proposal shortly. According to the proposal, the exam will be held 4-6 weeks after the final MBBS exam and before the beginning of internship.

"The one-year internship is the time when students should get maximum exposure to patients. They should work in all departments and gets hands-on experience. Instead, students are so busy reading up theory for their PG tests that they bunk college during this period. This affects the learning process," said Dr Chikkananjappa, former president of the Karnataka Medical Council.

The proposed arrangement will work well too for candidates, as they would not have to go through the entire course material again for the PG entrance. "If the entrance exam is held immediately after the MBBS finals, all that students have studied would be fresh in their minds. Moreover, once the test is over, they can focus fully on internship," said an MCI officer from the PG studies department.

Dr Suranjana Basak, west zone coordinator of Save the Doctor campaign, said: "Unlike in the US or the UK, the entrance exams are mostly theory-based. Advancing the exam would make it easier as candidates will still be in touch with their books."

The PG entrance will be held online and might also undergo a makeover to include a component that will help candidates select the specialization at the master's level.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Supreme Court has agreed to reconsider its judgment quashing single window common entrance test (National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test)

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has agreed to reconsider its judgment quashing single window common entrance test (National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test) for government and private medical colleges.

The apex court on Thursday issued notice over petitions seeking review of its earlier judgment on NEET

The Centre had sought review of the judgment junking the single-window admission process for all medical colleges.

The Supreme Court had in July quashed the Medical Council of India's (MCI) notification for holding common entance tests for MBBS, BDS and post-graduate medical courses.

A three-judge bench headed by Altmas Kabir held that the MCI notification was ultra vires of the Constitution in a 2:1 verdict .

Justice A R Dave did not agree to the majority verdict by the ex-CJI Altamas Kabir and Justice Vikramajit Sen.

The judgment said MCI is not empowered to prescribe all India medical entrance tests.

The bench said that the MCI notification was in violation of Articles 19, 25, 26, 29 and 30 of the Constitution.

said he did not share the view of Chief Justice Kabir and Justice Sen

, which was one of the last to be pronounced by a bench headed by the then CJI Altamas Kabir.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013





Increase PG seats to end crisis of specialists: Doctors

Increase PG seats to end crisis of specialists: Doctors

NEW DELHI: The crisis of specialist doctors in India is a result of the government's failure to increase postgraduate seats in medical colleges, says Dr Devi Shetty, founder and chairman of Narayana Hrudayalaya in Bangalore.

The Association of Health Providers of India, which is headed by Dr Shetty, has started 'Save the Doctor' campaign in collaboration with the Indian Medical Association (IMA) to demand equalization of undergraduate and postgraduate seats. As of now, there are 46,300 UG seats and 22,000 PG seats - out of which only 10,000 are in non-clinical subjects like anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathology and forensic medicine.

"It is ironical. While the country suffers from acute shortage of specialists and super-specialists, lack of PG seats forces thousands of medical graduates to wait for years to get into specialty courses. In some cases, doctors opt for MBA and civil services exams because they are not able to get their desired course," said Shetty.

He said the private colleges, which have over 60% of medical seats, charge high capitation fees. Some reports suggests that top private colleges charge over a crore as capitation fee for PG seats in radiology, orthopedics and general surgery - the most sought after courses. Doctors say that disparity between the UG and PG seats must end to reduce the crisis of specialists in the country.

Every year, over 3,09,300 children (29% of global share) in India die on the day they are born; the country fairs poorly even in maternal health, with 56,000 maternal deaths per year. While the government has taken several steps, including creation of primary health centers and promoting institutional delivery, the lack of super-specialists required to deal with this crisis remains. "There are only 40,000 gynaecologists, 20,000 pediatricians and 10,000 radiologists for the whole country. Most of them are practicing in the metros," said a senior doctor. He said that increase in the number of PG seats would lead to availability of more specialists to stem the health crisis.

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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Online test for PG medical students

Online test for PG medical students

After following paper-pencil format for years, a computer-based testing is in the offing for the Post Graduate (PG) medical students. The National Board of Examination (NBE) will conduct the All India PG medical exam for admission to all India 50 per cent quota replicating the IIM model — an “online test” format for the first time this year. The new test system will offer flexibility for candidates to choose any date in a one week period from last week of November to first week of December.
So far the test has been conducted by the All India Institute of Medical sciences (AIIMS). However, after the premier institute refused to conduct the exam, the government got NBE on board for conducting the “paperless” test. For changing the name of the test conducting institute, the government has approached the Supreme Court (SC), as the Apex court had introduced the exam and for any change its approval is mandatory. The matter is likely to come Monday. “For any change the approval of the court is necessary. Once it is approved, a notification to this effect with be out,” sources said.
With around 300 multiple choice questions, the pattern of the test would be like that of last year’s National Eligibility-cum-entrance (NEET) test, only that its not mandatory for the states and voluntary.
Importantly, for the 15 per cent UG level seats, the same system will continue. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct the exam as it has been doing. For the “online” format test for the students, over 40 centres all across the country have been shortlisted for the exam.
The candidates will also have had a flexibility in choosing their centre on first come first basis. The seven day window will allow student to appear for the test at their convenience, making it user friendly. Besides invigilators, CCTVs and biometric identification systems will also be put in place for the exam.
To make things work, the NBE had engaged the services of more than 250 faculty members across the country for creating a question bank for the test-PG test in line with the objectives of the test. Strict physical and technical infrastructure parameters will be adopted to ensure that the candidates get a high quality testing experience and the entire test will be conducted in a secure and foolproof manner.
The NBE has a good experience in conducting exam. It had delivered the NEET-PG with no displacement of any candidate and ensured 100% success rate for all the candidates who took the test last year. It was the largest medical post graduate entrance examination globally.


Friday, October 18, 2013


Exclusive: Online medical entrance test awaits apex court nod
In a significant move, the National Board of Examination (NBE) has approached the Supreme Court seeking permission to hold online All India Post Graduate Medical Entrance test (AIPGME) for filling up the 50 per cent quota seats.

Supreme Court
The Supreme Court will hear the NBE's plea on October 21.
If the apex court grants permission to the NBE, which has got the nod from the Health Ministry, around one lakh medical seat aspirants stand to benefit from the measure. Till now, the AIPGME tests were being conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

The Supreme Court will hear the NBE's plea on October 21.

The move assumes significance as the SC on July 18 had quashed the National Entrance Eligibility Test (NEET) from the academic year 2014. A three-member SC bench had set aside a Medical Council of India notification mandating NEET both for under and postgraduate medical and dental courses in government and private institutions. The Health Ministry, however, had sought review of the apex judgment.

"It has become necessary for the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to revive the previous regime for filling the PG medical seats for the year 2014 and onwards by holding All India Entrance Examination for Post-Graduate Courses for filling the 50 per cwnt All India Quota Seats," NBE Additional Director Anurag Agarwal said in the petition.

The NBE, which conducted the last year's NEET exam, proposes to conduct the post graduate medical entrance exams between November 23 and December 6, 2013.

Friday, October 11, 2013




Thursday, October 10, 2013




Doctors skipping rural service to lose licence

The state's new decision was taken following the failure of the bond system where defaulters were fined anywhere between Rs 10 lakh and Rs 2 crore.

Alarmed by the rising number of doctors who do not do their mandatory one-year stint in rural areas after graduating from government colleges, the state has decided to punish such defaulters by revoking their medical licences.

The decision, which is sure to cause a flutter in the medical fraternity, follows the failure of a bond system under which those who did not sign up for the rural service were fined a minimum of Rs 10 lakh. Several fresh graduates, however, would not only skip the village duty, but also not pay the fine.

Of the 222 doctors posted in rural areas last month, 115 did not join duty. The state government had no clue where these doctors disappeared and why they did not join their respective posts.

"The doctors have not been honouring the bonds they signed. Initial investigations have revealed that the doctors who skipped the rural stints, started their private practices. We had to find a way to stop this and suspension of registration was thought to be the best method. This will ensure that they cannot practice elsewhere as well," said Director of the Directorate of Health Services Dr Satish Pawar on Wednesday.

The new rule would also apply to doctors who got their degrees from private colleges under government quota.

The logic of one-year rural stint for medicos was two pronged - one, the medical students this way repaid the state for the subsidized education they received at medical colleges; two, the young doctors filled the gaping shortfall of trained doctors in rural hospitals and primary health centres.

Pawar said the decision was taken last week in a meeting along with Health Minister Suresh Shetty and officer-bearers of the Maharastra Medical Council -- the body that issues licences to doctors.

After the four-and-a-half year MBBS course, a student puts in a year of internship, which should be followed by a year of rural posting. However, if the student plans to pursue a postgraduate diploma or a post-graduate degree, the rural posting is pushed forward by two years in the first case and three years in the second.

A doctor wishing to skip time in a rural hospital after acquiring a post-graduate diploma is fined Rs 10 lakh. The cost of shirking village duty after acquiring a post-graduate degree is a steep Rs 50 lakh and the same after acquiring a super-speciality is Rs 2 crore.

Of the 3000 posts for doctors in rural Maharashtra, nearly 1300 posts currently lie vacant. These posts as spread across the general, district, sub-district hospitals and primary health centers.

In September 2013, a group of doctors who had completed the post graduate diplomas approached the High Court asking for their rural positing to be deferred till they apply and get through the post-graduate degree courses. While the court granted them relief, a huge number of doctors started taking advantage and applying to the state for their rural posting to be deferred in the name of higher studies. "In the past four days, we have got 32 applications from doctors who are posted in rural areas stating that they want to study further. If this pattern continues, there will not be a single doctor in rural areas," said Pawar.

Pawar said he hopes that doctors who have not reported for rural duty will return to work now. "Our aim is not to destroy their careers but to make sure they serve in rural areas," he said, adding that the suspension will be revoked as soon as a doctor joins his rural post.

A doctor said that rural setups lacked basic equipment such as anaesthesia tubes, X-ray machines and oxygen cylinder. "A doctor's stint in such badly maintained hospitals is nothing, but waste of time. There is no scope for us to put our knowledge to use in such places," the doctor, who didn't want to be named, said.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013



About 400 students of Madras Medical College, Government Stanley Medical College and Government Kilpauk Medical College staged a demonstration on Tuesday, demanding that the Central government withdraw the one-year compulsory rural posting for medical students.

The Centre has made a one-year rural posting mandatory for those who have completed their MBBS and are pursuing a post-graduate degree, citing a massive shortage of doctors in rural areas.

The students however said this robbed the State government of its right to appoint doctors to State government-run hospitals.

They also said doctors working in rural health centres should be given separate reservations in the postgraduate medical education system. The students also demanded that doctors working in hilly and tribal areas be awarded two marks for each year in the postgraduate medical entrance examination.




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The Rasch model is often considered to be the 1PL IRT model. However, proponents of Rasch modeling prefer to view it as a completely different approach to conceptualizing the relationship between data and the theory.[11] Like other statistical modeling approaches, IRT emphasizes the primacy of the fit of a model to observed data,[12] while the Rasch model emphasizes the primacy of the requirements for fundamental measurement, with adequate data-model fit being an important but secondary requirement to be met before a test or research instrument can be claimed to measure a trait.[13] Operationally, this means that the IRT approaches include additional model parameters to reflect the patterns observed in the data (e.g., allowing items to vary in their correlation with the latent trait), whereas the Rasch approach requires both the data fit the Rasch model and that test items and examinees confirm to the model, before claims regarding the presence of a latent trait can be considered valid. Therefore, under Rasch models, misfitting responses require diagnosis of the reason for the misfit, and may be excluded from the data set if substantive explanations can be made that they do not address the latent trait.[14] Thus, the Rasch approach can be seen to be a confirmatory approach, as opposed to exploratory approaches that attempt to model the observed data. As in any confirmatory analysis, care must be taken to avoid confirmation bias.
The presence or absence of a guessing or pseudo-chance parameter is a major and sometimes controversial distinction. The IRT approach includes a left asymptote parameter to account for guessing in multiple choice examinations, while the Rasch model does not because it is assumed that guessing adds randomly distributed noise to the data. As the noise is randomly distributed, it is assumed that, provided sufficient items are tested, the rank-ordering of persons along the latent trait by raw score will not change, but will simply undergo a linear rescaling. Three-parameter IRT, by contrast, achieves data-model fit by selecting a model that fits the data,[15] at the expense of sacrificing specific objectivity.
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The question paper of NEET-PG comprises of 240 multiple choice questions each with four options and only one correct response. Multiple question papers are used for NEET-PG for different sessions and days.

A standard psychometrically-sound approach is employed for the scoring process of NEET-PG. This approach has been applied to score all large scale Computer Based Examination utilizing multiple question papers.

Step 1: Calculation of Raw Marks

Raw marks are calculated based on the number of questions answered correctly, incorrectly or omitted.

Correct Answer +1 point
Incorrect Answer/Omitted 0 point

Step 2: Raw Marks are equated

While all papers (forms) are carefully assembled to ensure that the content is comparable, the difficulty of each form may be perceived by different subjects undertaking the test to slightly vary. Such minor differences in the overall difficulty level are accurately measured after all the different question papers (forms) have been administered and the results analyzed. A post-equating process is necessary to ensure validity and fairness.

Equating is a psychometric process to adjust differences in difficulty so that scores from different test papers (forms) are comparable on a common metric and therefore fair to candidates testing across multiple papers (forms). To facilitate this comparison, each form contains a pre-defined number of questions (items) selected from a large item bank, called an equating block, which is used as an anchor to adjust candidates scores to the metric of the item bank. Taking into account of candidates’ differential performance on these equating blocks, each individual’s raw marks are adjusted for difference in paper (form) difficulties.

During post-equating, test items are concurrently analyzed and the estimated item parameters (item difficulty and discrimination) are put onto a common metric. Item Response Theory (IRT), a psychometrically supported statistical model, is utilized in this process. The result is a statistically equated raw score that takes into account the performance of the candidate along with the difficulty of the form administered.

Step 3: Equated raw score is scaled 

In order to ensure appropriate interpretation of an equated raw score, the scores must be placed on a common scale or metric. A linear transformation is used for this scaling process, which is a standard practice for such test administration.

Post equating takes into account any statistical differences in examination difficulty and ensures all candidates are evaluated on a common scale. The aforesaid steps ensure that all examination scores are valid, equitable and fair. Merit List shall be prepared on the basis of scaled score obtained by the candidates



Monday, October 7, 2013

NBE Executive Director Dr.Bipin Batra answers students' queries at AICYD

NBE Executive Director Dr.Bipin Batra answers students' queries at AICYD

The All India Convention of Young Doctors, AICYD 2013 held at Hotel Savera and jointly organized by the IMA-College of General Practitioners and Indian Medical Students' Associtaion has turned out to be a milestone event in the history of Indian medical fraternity. This is the first event to act as a bridge between the veterans and the young blood in the field of meedicine in India. The one-day event saw participations from 156 medical colleges of the country with a total of 500+ students participants. The event had varied programs which included sessions on Medical Entrepreneurship, Legal Medicine, Quiz Competition and Student presentations of the topic "Practicing Medicine Beyond 2020-Challenges and Solutions".
But, the highlight of the day was the much awaited session by NBE Executive Director, Dr. Bipin Batra. He started by appreciating the effort of uniting the medical fraternity and creating a common platform with seniors and juniors of the profession. Dr. Batra then informed the audience about the various issues which pertain to the future of medical students of the country. Following his lecture Dr.Batra was bombarded with questions by the students present there, he was also asked the questions that were submitted by hundreds of students from around the country.

# Exit Test for Medical Students: On this issue Dr.Batra informed that in a recently concluded conclave of MCI and other stake holders, most of the members were not in support of the idea and hence, the concept of Exit examinations shall not move forward.

# Next All India or NEET for PG Admissions in 2014:When asked about the upcoming examinations, he said that "I'm not in a position to announce anything, but, if the Govt. asks NBE is prepared to conduct the examinations". He added that since, the SC ruled out NEET MoHFW has applied to the SC to permit the conduct of AIPG-2014 and the response from SC is expected in the last week of October after which the PG notifications shall be announced. There was however indications that ikely dates for the examination are in the second week of December,2013.

# Duration of Examination: When asked about the duration of examinations that if this time also, the exam would stretch over a period of 10 days, Dr.Batra indicated that if NBE conducts exams then this time the testing window shall be 5-6 days. He also added that taking the exam on a single day is not a possibility owing to the lack of infrastructure to accommodate 90000+ candidates on a single day.

# Scoring System: When asked about the scoring system, he re-emphasized that this is the best scoring method used worldwide and it ensures complete transparency and chance of good score by luck is impossible. According to him to better understand the system one can read the articles available on Wikipedia on IRT (Item Response Theory).

# Repeats of slots of Questions in previous NEET: Addressing one of the common queries posted by students, Dr. Batra ensured that this shall not be repeated.

# AIPG by AIIMS v/s NEET: The data shared by Dr.Batra showed that in the AIPG examinations conducted by AIIMS previously only 1/3 rd of the candidates qualified whereas in last year's NEET, nearly 70% of the candidates qualified indicating that if NEET be adopted it would justify its role as an eligibility test.

# Increase in PG seats: Dr. Batra in his speech as well as later announced that NBE has formulated ways to double the DNB seats in coming 3 years. And even MCI is working on the same lines.

# New PG disciplines: He also announced that starting this year DNB shall be started in 3 new disciplines which are Emergency Medicine, Medical Genetics and Pediatric-Gastroenterology.

So, after this session, studenrs wait with bated breath for the SC ruling after which the PG exam notifications shall be out.

Saturday, October 5, 2013




Friday, October 4, 2013


Date: 03.10.2013


COMEDK PGET – 2014 Entrance Examination will be conducted on Sunday
the 02nd February 2014 for admission to Postgraduate Medical and Dental
courses in COMEDK Member Institutions. The Entrance Examination will be
conducted in Bangalore City only.

Candidates from all over the country can appear for the Entrance
Examination as in previous years.

Details regarding the Entrance Examination will be notified in due course.
Candidates are required to check the COMEDK website (www.comedk.org)
for regular updates.




Tel No.: 0172-2755562
Reference Admission Notice No. 95/2014 inviting applications for PostDoctoral and Postgraduate for the academic session starting from 01.01.2014 published in 
the leading newspapers on 15.09.2013 and displayed on PGI website 16.09.2013.
It is for the information of the candidates that due to some administrative 
reasons, the entrance examination for MD/MS courses which was scheduled to be held on 
17th November, 2013 has been postponed. The next date of entrance examination will be 
uploaded on the PGI website as well as published in the leading newspapers. Therefore, 
the candidates who have applied/ applying for MD/MS courses are advised to visit PGI 
website regularly for confirmation of next date of entrance examination for MD/MS 

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013