7600 candidates appear for PGIMER entrance exam
Chandigarh: 7,600 medical aspirants appeared for the entrance exam to MD/MS courses conducted by PGIMER recently. The next academic session for the MD/MS course will start from July 1 at the institute.
The exam result is expected to be announced today afternoon. There was no untoward incident reported during the conduct of the exam.
Giving information, a junior resident doctor of the PGI, who appeared for the exam, said to Tribune: “The PGI has one of the toughest MD/MS exams in the country. This year, too, the institute maintained its high standard.”
The three-year course period entitles the junior resident doctors to emoluments as per the GOI norm.
It may be noted that during the suspense on NEET (after the court gave its verdict), there were four clear exceptions made regarding entrance exams for medical admissions. Two prominent medical institutes have been allowed to hold their exams since they come under the central legislation regulation. One was AIIMS and the other was PGIMER in Chandigarh.
The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh has invited the applicants at online basis for the various courses in Doctor of Medicine (MD), Master of Surgery (MS), Master of Dental Surgery (MDS), Master of Science (MSc) in Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT), MSc Nursing, Master in Health Administration (MHA), Master of Public Health (MPH) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme.
For the July session, there is a total of 61 seats under general category, 23 for SC, 15 for ST, 47 for OBC, four for persons with disability and two for Bhutanese National. This applied to the first year junior residents for MD/MS course.
Tribune reported that seats are available in the departments of anaesthesia, biochemistry, community medicine, dermatology, ENT, forensic medicine, internal medicine, medical microbiology, nuclear medicine, obstetrics and gynaecology, ophthalmology, orthopaedic surgery, pathology, paediatrics, pharmacology, psychiatry, radio diagnosis, radiotherapy, general surgery and transfusion medicine.