Jaipur: Non Clinical PG Medical courses seem to be taking a back seat in comparison to clinical ones in state run government colleges in Rajasthan. 74 post graduation (PG) medical academic courses have found no enthusiasts. The seats have been wasted as aspirants have expressed greater interest in clinical branches in place of non clinical ones . Anatomy and physiology which lead a student towards medical teaching have also found no response, in the state. The disinclination persists despite, the government having waived the bond sum for those who do not complete the 5 year government service term.
The mop up round of state medical PG seats allotment-2017 at Sawai Man Singh College has found 12 seats for PG courses lying vacant. May 31 was the last date for completion of the mop up round. According to the Chairman’s Office, NEET PG medical admission/counselling board-2017, will continue to remain unchanged as per centre’s directive.
“Even though the government has not made signing of bond of Rs 25 lakh compulsory for these non-clinical branches, the candidates have not opted for these branches. In other branches, if a candidate completes his PG course and he does not work for five year in government service, he will have to pay Rs 25 lakh. But this year, the government waived off bond for anatomy, biochemistry, pharmacology, PSM, physiology and forensic medicine, it has made no change in choice of candidates,” said, a candidate who had the choice of opting for the courses but refrained.
The aspirant said he was preparing for the NEET exam, to fair better and join the clinical stream.
“The government should think about it, why candidates are not opting for it. Those candidates completing their PG in clinical branches get postings accordingly, but, if a candidate completes PG in anatomy, he will not go to a primary health centre as the job in the PHC is not according to his qualification. The government should make provisions to give posting to these PG doctors in medical colleges,” the aspirant told the TOI.
Candidates appearing for admissions in the mop up round also said a low cut off percentile in it would have included the in iligible ones in it thereby saving seats from going waste.
In Bikaner’s Medical College eight PG medical course seats have gone waste, in Udaipur 4, in Ajmer 13, in Kota 7, Jodhpur 11, and in Jhalawar 17 seats PG seats have found no takers.