Homoeopathy and Ayurvedic doctors who appeared for the Medical Post – Graduate Entrance Test Vijayawada on 07th October, 2012 were in for a shock when the invigilators gave them answer sheets for 100 marks, instead of 200 marks. The faux pas led to a delay of 30 minutes, much to the disgust of the candidates.
Officials of Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences said that the answer sheets for 100 marks came packed from the printers accidentally, while they were supposed to be packed for 200 marks.
Mistake Rectified :
According to sources, the university authorities allotted two centres for the test – Siddhartha Government Medical College and Maris Stella College – in the city. The test was scheduled to be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on 7th October, 2012.
“We observed the mistake and alerted the staff, who rectified it within 30 minutes,” said the students.
However, the students complained that no grace period was given to them and they had to face a lot of confusion for no fault of theirs. More than 2,000 homoeopathy and ayurvedic medicos from Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and other States attended the entrance test.
“In fact the officials thought of postponing the test, but when the candidates from the other States opposed this, the officials went ahead with the examination,” said Dr. Sonia Dubey, a candidate from Varanasi.
“It was an avoidable mistake by the officials. The candidates, for no reason, were put to difficulty. How can the government organise an important examination in such a negligent manner,” said Raja Viswa Teja, an Ayurvedic doctor, from Tirupati.
When contacted, Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences Vice – Chancellor I.V. Rao said that no candidate was put to loss owing to the goof – up. However, contrary to the students’ observation that the exam was held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Vice – Chancellor said that the test was conducted without any hitch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Counselling for Super Speciality Seats in NTRUHS
The Dr.N.T.R.University of Health Sciences will conduct counselling on 29th September, 2012 to fill two super speciality seats that have fallen vacant after candidates discontinued the course.
The counselling will be conducted for DM ( Nephrology ) unreserved in Gandhi Medical College, Secunderabad, and DM ( Cardiology ) in Narayana Medical College, Nellore, ( affiliated to SVU ).
Other vacancies that may arise before the counselling will also be filled during the counselling. Candidates, who had qualified in the entrance test conducted on 15th July, 2012, are eligible.
Andhra Pradesh HC allowed MBBS Admissions for Management quota
Justice Afzalpurkar of AP High Court allowed admission for management quota, that is ‘C’ category, seats of non – minority private medical colleges and directed the NTR University of Health Sciences to examine and take appropriate action on the candidates list submitted to them for the 2012 – 13 academic session.
The admission process had hit a legal hurdle when a two – judge bench had given conflicting verdicts on the issue on 3rd August, 2012.
Justice V Easwaraiah had accused private medical colleges of not following merit criteria while filling management seats and said the court guidelines with regard to minority institutions must be applied to non – minority colleges too. He, however, had declined to stay admissions keeping the time – limit in mind.
The case had its origin when Save Merit Society, an NGO, and several other aspirants for MBBS seats had moved court alleging that private medical colleges were selling seats for huge amounts without following the court guidelines.
NTR University of Health Sciences MBBS & BDS Counselling
The Dr.NTR University of Health Sciences has asked students, who have qualified in EAMCET – 2012, to attend counselling sessions from 20th July, 2012 at four places in Andhra Pradesh to get admission into medical and dental colleges. No separate application needs to be made.
NTR University Registrar T.Venugopala Rao in a release at Vijayawada on 12th July, 2012 has advised the qualified students to attend counselling session at any one of the following four centres in the State : JNTUH, Kukatpally in Hyderabad; at the building opposite School of Distance Education, Andhra University campus in Visakhapatnam; Administrative Building Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences, in Vijayawada and at Old MBA Building in SV University in Tirupati.
Counselling Timings :
The counselling will be from 9 am to 1 pm on 20th July, 2012 for ranks up to 400, and for 401 to 900 from 1.30 pm till the process ends for the day. On 21st July, 2012, 22nd July, 2012 and 23rd July, 2012 also the counselling will begin at 9 am for ranks 901 and above; 2,401 and above; and 5,001 to 7,000 respectively.
Under phase II and III, counselling process for re – allotment of college to the reserved category candidates but selected under OC will be done as per G.O.No.550. It will begin on 23rd July, 2012 at 1.30 pm and continue till 27th July, 2012 up to ranks 20,000.
Fee Structure :
A counselling fee of 500 will be charged for all candidates, except SC and ST who need to pay only 300. The prescribed fee needs to be paid at the time of counselling through a demand draft.
NTR University for Health Sciences DM Admissions
Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences has invited applications for entrance test for admission into DM ( Neonatology ) for one seat in Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada ( Non State wide ). The qualification for application is a pass in MD ( Paediatrics / DNB ).
The application will be made available on the University website from 10 am on 5th July, 2012 to 5 pm on 10th July, 2012.
Last date for submission of application form along with enclosures by post or in person is 5 pm on 11th July, 2012.
The application forms must be addressed to : The Convenor, Post Graduate Admissions Committee, Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences, A.P, Vijayawada – 520008.
The candidate should clearly super scribe on the application cover as “Application for DM ( Neonatology ) ET – 2012″.
Registration Fee :
A registration fee of 1,000 will have to be paid in the form of crossed demand draft drawn in favour of Registrar, Dr. NTR UHS payable at Vijayawada.
Entrance Test :
The entrance test will be conducted from 11 am to 12.30 pm on 18th July, 2012 at Siddhartha Medical College, Vijayawada.
Dr. N.T.R. University for Health Sciences Entrance Tests
The Dr N.T.R University of Health Sciences has invited applications online for Entrance Examinations for admissions into Super Speciality ( second P.G ) courses and Bachelor in Unani Medical Sciences course in separate notifications for 2012 – 2013 on 22nd June, 2012. The University also extended the last date for issuing of applications to admissions to B.P.T, B.Sc. ( MLT ), B.Sc ( Nursing ) four year degree courses for 2012 – 2013. The last date for submission has been extended from 5th July, 2012 to 7th July, 2012.
Applications for the entrance examinations to super speciality courses will be available online ( at the university website – http:// www.pgntrus.org ) from 23rd June, 2012 from 10 am onwards. They will however be available only till 5 pm on 5th July, 2012. The last date for submission of printed out application form duly filled is 2nd July, 2012 5 pm. The date and time of entrance examination is 15th July, 2012, 11 am. to 12.30 pm.
The application forms with a State Bank of India e – challan of 1,050 should be submitted to The Convenor, Post Graduate Admissions Committee, Dr.N.T.R.University of health Sciences, Vijayawada, A.P., 520 008. The words “Application for Super Speciality ET – 2012” should be clearly subscribed on the cover containing the application form.
The hall tickets for the entrance examination can be downloaded again from the university website from 10 am on 12th July, 2012 to 5pm on 14th July, 2012.
Similarly the date and timing of entrance to the Bachelor of Unani Medical Sciences is 22nd July, 2012 10 am to 1 pm. The application proforma will be available on the university website from 25th June, 2012 to 5 pm on 5th July, 2012. And the application should be submitted before 5 pm on 6th July, 2012.
The hall tickets for the entrance test will be issued at the office of the Principal, Government Nizamia Tibbi College, Hyderabad on 20th July, 2012 and 21st July, 2012 from 10 am to 5 pm. The application form for the Unani course should also be submitted to the Principal of the Nizamia Tibbi College.