Stiff Competition for MBBS

Stiff Competition expected for Admission to MBBS

Stiff competition is expected for admission to MBBS course this year in view of the fact that the medical cut – off is expected to be 199 against 197.5 last year, according to Jayaprakash Gandhi, career consultant and analyst.

Speaking at The Hindu Education Plus Career Counselling on the VIT campus here on 5th May, 2013, Mr. Gandhi said that more than 2,000 students have secured 200 marks in biology, and this has led to a situation where, unless you get a minimum of 199 marks in biology, you cannot get a medical seat since there were only 1,823 seats in MBBS.

“Students who have taken physics, chemistry, biology and maths can choose B.Sc. agriculture if they do not get MBBS, since there was a good scope for agriculture.

Agriculture :

“With 8 % of the agricultural land having been converted into real estate land in Tamil Nadu, multinational companies are soon going to enter the field of agriculture. Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram had also stated that the government was going to invest substantially in agriculture, energy, infrastructure and banking in the next five years. Your marks in maths will also be taken into consideration for admission to B.Sc. agriculture. You should get a cut – off of 186 for admission this year”, he said.

The Career Consultant said that the biology students could think of B.V.Sc. as the next choice, since the largest number of vacancies was there in the posts of veterinary assistant surgeons.

He advised students against going in for B.D.S. in view of the low salary offered for the B.D.S. graduates, unless they want to do specialisation in disciplines such as oral surgery and orthodontics, or they have the resources to start a clinic.


Medical Seats Increased

MBBS Seats Increased at Patiala & Amritsar College

The Government of Punjab has decided to increase 100 seats for MBBS in two Government Colleges of Patiala and Amritsar from next academic session.

An official said, the decision of this effect was taken by Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal in the 30th meeting of Government body of Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences ( PIMS ), Society, Jalandar.

These two above mentioned colleges at present have around 150 students each for MBBS course. Infact, the government has also accepted in increasing 47 seats in PG Courses at Patiala Medical College. He revealed that the Chief Minister has directed the concerned authorities to expedite the construction work of the Rupee 5 crore Drug De – Addiction Centre at Patiala.

He approved to constitute a committee in order to promote research in all the Government Medical and Dental Colleges of the state, for which Rupee 5crore has been approved.

This in turn shows the great inflow of students to get admissions in MBBA or other Postgraduate courses.


Govt to improve traditional medicine

Government to improve quality of eduction in traditional medicine

Hyderabad, ( PTI ). Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today said that the Department of AYUSH, under his ministry, would strive to streamline the quality of education in traditional medicine during the 12th Plan period.

Mainstreaming of Ayush has been adopted as one of the core strategies under the National Rural Health Mission to augment effective provisioning of health care services, the minister said.

“We have a surplus of doctors in Ayurveda and dental while there is shortage of MBBS doctors, specialists, super – specialists and nurses. The absorption rate of Ayush doctors is not even five per cent,” Azad noted, delivering an address after inaugurating Arogya, a health fair, here today.

The union government had set up Department of Indian Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy in March 1995 which was re – named as Department of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy ( AYUSH ) in November, 2003.

Azad noted that there has been a ‘tremendous resurgence’ of people?s interest in Ayush systems of medicine not only in India but also in many parts of the world, including Europe and USA.

“We have 504 Ayush educational institutions, including 111 post – graduate colleges, where about 27,000 students are admitted every year. More and more foreign students are coming to India to study Ayurveda and Yoga, reflecting the increased global interest towards Ayush,” he pointed out.

India has also signed memorandum of understanding for bilateral co-operation in traditional medicine besides setting up Ayurveda chairs and Ayush information centres in countries like South Africa, Malaysia, Trinidad and Tobago, he said.

There was a surplus of about 5 – 6 lakh Ayurvedic and Unani doctors while another 4,000 doctors add up every year. The emphasis would, hence, be on improving quality of education rather than quantity, he observed.

“Focus will also be on research in Indian traditional medicine as foreigners are questioning the efficacy of our systems. A major challenge before Ayush is establishing safety and efficacy of products on scientific lines in commercial production. We have set up Pharmacopoeia Commission of Indian Medicine in this regard,” the Minister said.


Medical PG Admission Procedure

State to Organize Medical PG Admission Procedure

Kerala State government took a decision, that not to be a part of common engineering entrance exam conducted by the central government. The Kerala state government feels that the entrance examination conducted by the state education department is good and sufficient for the students of the state.

The state government is all set to modify and bring iut a new prospectus for Medical PG course admission procedure against the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test ( NEET ). As 50% of the seats will be filled by the state, the reservation and other policies of the state will be incorporated in the admission procedure.

The counseling and admission will be conducted by the Commissioner of Entrance Examination ( CEE ), Thiruvananthapuram.

Rajeev Sadanandan, Heath Secretary said, “The National Board of Examination will give the raw score of NEET. The admission and counseling will be conducted by the state based on the new procedure. The new prospectus will be prepared by the Director of Medical Education ( DME ) and the Commissioner of Entrance Examination ( CEE ) will conduct the admission procedures as per the guidelines laid down by the DME”.

Regarding the confusion in the online registration for PG admissions, he said that the procedure will be streamlined soon.

The state government has sought more slots fro those who were not able to register. Regarding the options for those who have registered in far – off centres, the minister said that he will have to took closely at it.

The applicants of the NEET had complained that they were unable to register online after sitting for hours before the computer and most of then could not get the desired centres in the state or anywhere nearby.

The flaws noticed for online registration for NEET PG 2013, which is its first kind, can be rectified for the UG Medical entrance examination. They sought more slots for UG course.

The Central Board of Secondary Education ( CBSE ), New Delhi os conducting the examination and more centres and slots will be sought as the number of candidates would be more, said Dr V Gertha, Directer of Medical Education.


PG Application Form

Medical PG Entrance aspirants Sweat it out for Forms

Applicants to post graduate courses in medicine and surgery had a tough time on 4th October, 2012 as they queued up for procuring application forms for the entrance examinations. There was chaos and confusion as the mode of conduct of examination had been changed from this year with the National Board of Examinations entrusted with the task to conduct the tests.

The entrance examinations for various MD and MS courses as well as post graduate diplomas are scheduled to be conducted between November – end and December. The applications forms for the diploma courses began to be distributed from Wednesday while forms for MD and MS entrance tests started to be issued from 4th October, 2012.

Hundreds of MBBS graduates and their parents waited for hours in front of the Axis Bank branch near the Lakshmi Mills junction in the city, which was the only centre from where students could get tokens on payment of fees. They had to upload a secret number then on the internet. Students complained that the bank did not have necessary facilities to cater to such a large crowd.

Dr N Sakthivel, who is taking entrance tests for both PG degree and diploma courses, said they had to wait for almost six hours to get tokens. “We were waiting from around 6am on both days,” he said. Though the applications will be available for the next two weeks, students had come in large number on the first day itself as the number of centres in south India was limited, he said.

Dr H V Manjari, who waited till 12 pm to get the application forms, complained that the entire process was disorganised. “There is only one centre in the city to issues applications. There are only few centres in south India which have been filled up in the early hours.

Now the centres vacant are in Assam, Kashmir and other distant places,” she said. Till the last year, the All India institute of Medical Science ( AIIMS ) used to conduct the entrance examinations. “They used to conduct it in a commendable manner,” said Dr Vyshali Mohan another aspirant.

The number of centres for the examinations must be increased from the present 30. Around 2 lakh students appear for the examinations and there ought to be more centres, students point out.

However, bank officials blamed server problems for the chaos. “Extra counters were arranged, but the server got jammed. Similar problems were reported from other parts of the country also,” a bank official said.


Oppose All India CET

Jaya opposes all India CET for UG, PG Medical Courses

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on 1st October, 2012 strongly opposed an All India Common Entrance Test for admission to Under Graduates and Post Graduates courses in medical colleges, saying such a move would interfere with the State’s rights and create problems in implementing the reservation policy.

In a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, she said that despite the State’s protest, the Centre has notified the National Board of Examination for conducting the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test for PG courses and had gone ahead issuing a public notice for MD / MS / PG diploma courses for the 2013 session.

She said the Union minister of health and family welfare had assured states they would be consulted and their views considered before evolving any policy with regard to conduct of an All India Common Entrance Test.

The Tamil Nadu government had also given its views specifically stating that this Test would “interfere with the State Government’s rights in administrating the education system and would create problems in implementing the reservation policy followed uniquely in our State”, she said.

Even after repeated requests by this public notice, it was now clear that the Centre has not considered the case and has gone ahead with the decision to implement the Common Entrance Test, she said and added that Tamil Nadu should be exempted from the test and allowed to continue with its existing system for admission to UG / PG medical seats.


AIIMS and PGIMER Admission

PGIMER and AIIMS Entrance Examination Dates Clash

The All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences ( AIIMS ), Delhi and the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research ( PGIMER ), Chandigarh are two of the most prestigious medical institutes in the country and thousands aspire to take admission in one of these institutes. However, this year students who were preparing for the post graduate entrance examination for both the institutes are facing a problem. The entrance examinations for admission to the MD / MS courses of both these institutes are scheduled for 18th November, 2012; Sunday. Now the options for medical graduates are limited.

More than five thousand students appear for around 200 seats in 20 specialities and super specialities at the PGIMER and the number of seats offered at AIIMS is even higher. These two institutes face each other in many competitions.

The PGIMER is adamant on conducting the entrance exam on the announced date. Officials from the institute revealed that the admission schedule was fixed more than a year ago and since AIIMS has announced their schedule recently they should have adjusted the date accordingly.


Govt Medical Colleges Seats

300 more Seats in Karnataka Government Medical Colleges

Six government medical colleges in the State of Karnataka will get 50 additional MBBS seats each, the intake is set to increase from 100 seats to 150 seats in all the six government medical colleges according to Karnataka Medical Education Minister S A Ramdas.

He also clarified to sources that the MCI has granted permanent affiliation status to these colleges and the colleges are expected to start post graduation medical courses from next academic year.

Currently there are 1350 MBBS seats in Government Medical Colleges in Karnataka & 4655 seats in private Medical Colleges. Totally there are 43 Medical Colleges in the State.

Funding from Union Health Ministry :

Rupee 1,274 crore has been sanctioned to improve the facilities and complete the ongoing work in all the government medical colleges in Karnataka. The amount will be allotted in the ratio of 25 : 75 by State & Central Governments respectively.


Sports Quota for Admission

Sports Quota Eligibility for TN Admissions

Selection of Candidates Under Quota for Eminent Sports Persons

  • The purpose of this quota is to recognize and give weightage to the sports eminence of the candidates and hence marks for sports achievements alone will be considered in ranking the candidates. The candidates are expected to continue good performance in sports, even after selection.
  • The Highest achievement of the candidate in only one annual tournament in the sports disciplines in a year will be considered for awarding marks.
  • Selection of the candidate will be based on the marks obtained by the candidate, following the guidelines given in the table below :

Marks for International Achievement 

Decadal Population Growth 2001 - 2011AbsolutePercentage
Density of Population
( per sq. km. )
Sex Ratio
( females per 1000 males )
Population in the Age Group 0 - 6AbsolutePercentage to total population
LiteratesAbsoluteLiteracy rate

Marks for Recognized National Achievement

Eligibility Criteria
Upper Age Limit
Post Graduate Diploma in Accommodation Operation & Management ( PGDAOM ) *
1 Year
Graduate in any stream with English as one of the subjects at College / Senior Secondary level.
25 Years
Diploma in Food & Beverage Service ( DF&BS ) *
1 Year

Class + 2 of 10 + 2 system or equivalent with English as a compulsory subject.
22 Years
Diploma in Bakery & Confectionery ( DB&C ) *
1 Year
22 Years
Craftsmanship Course in Food Production & Patisserie ( CCFP ) *
1 Year

Class 10th of 10 + 2 system or equivalent.
22 Years
Craftsmanship Course in Food & Beverage Service ( CF&B ) **
6 Months
22 Years

Marks for Recognized South Zone Achievement

States / UTs 35
Districts 640
Sub - districts 5,924
Towns 7,936
Villages 6.41 lakh

Marks for Recognized State Championships

RankState / UTPopulation in Million
( 2011 )

Share in total population
of India

1Uttar Pradesh19,95,81,47716.4916.16
4West Bengal9,13,47,7367.557.79
5Andhra Pradesh8,46,65,5337.007.41
6Madhya Pradesh7,25,97,5656.005.87
7Tamil Nadu7,21,38,9585.966.07
19Jammu & Kashmir1.25,48,9261.040.99
21Himachal Pradesh68,56,5090.570.59
27Arunachal Pradesh13,82,6110.110.11
30Chandigarh #10,54,6860.090.09
32Andaman #3,79,9440.030.03
33Dadra & Nagar Haveli3,42,8530.030.02
34Daman & Diu #2,42,9110.020.02
35Lakshadweep #64,4290.010.01

Marks for Recognized State Level Achievements

Sportsman of the YearRafael NadalSpainTennis
Sportswoman of the YearLindsey VonnUSSkiing
Team of the Year TeamSpain Football teamSpainFootball
Comeback of the YearValenentino RossiItalyMotor Cycle
Sportsperson with a DisabilityVerena BentteeGermanyBi-Athelete
Breakthrough of the YearMartin KaymerGermanyGolf
Kelly SlaterUSSurfing
Achievement Award
Zinedine ZindaneFranceFootball

Marks for Divisional Level Achievements

Uttar Pradesh 19,95,81,477
West Bengal9,13,47,736
Andhra Pradesh8,46,65,533

For International Tournaments

Category – I : Olympics, World Cup / World Championship, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, Asian Championships, Junior World Cup / World Championships, Asian Junior Championships, World University Games / Championships, World School Games, Afro Asian Games, South Asian Federation Games and Junior South Asian Federation Games.

Category – II : All other International tournaments not covered under Category I and wherein not less than six countries had participated and events approved by IOA and cleared by SAI / Government of India.


Fee Structure

Fee Structure for Tamilnadu Medical Admission

Tuition Fees : For Govt. Colleges ( As per the year 2011 )

Last Date of Submission of Forms
30th June, 2015
Merit List
7th July, 2015
Commencement of Classes
27th July, 2015

For Self Financing College ( As per the year 2011 )

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Fee for the year 2012 – 2013 will be fixed by the fee committee and will be informed during counseling.

Candidates selected to Government Colleges shall pay the tuition fee in total ( Rupee 10290 / – for MBBS & Rupee 9290 / – for BDS for SC / ST candidates ) by way of Demand Draft drawn in favour of The Secretary, Selection Committee, payable at Chennai.

After receipt of the joining report from the Deans of the respective colleges, this amount will be transferred to the colleges concerned.

This fee is not refundable. If the candidate does not join the institution on the stipulated date mentioned in the allotment order, he / she has to forfeit the amount paid during counselling, and the seat already allotted will automatically stand cancelled. Those candidates who do not join or discontinue the course will also forfeit the amount.

Candidates selected to the Government Quota seats in Self Financing Institutions will have to remit a sum of Rupee 25,000 / – by means of a Demand draft drawn in favour of “The Secretary, Selection Committee, Chennai”, at the time of counselling for allotment of seats. This will be adjusted towards the tuition fee that has to be paid to the colleges and the balance amount towards tuition fee has to be paid in the respective colleges at the time of joining the course. Those candidates who discontinue the course will forfeit the amount.

For those candidates who do not join the allotted Government Quota seats in Self Financing Institutions, 50 % of this fee of Rupee 25,000 / – will be refunded only if the candidate surrenders the allotment order to the Selection Committee before the date specified in the allotment order issued to the candidate during counseling of the 2011 – 2012 session.


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