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Doctor commits suicide on poor PG NEET score

Doctor commits suicide on poor PG NEET score

Mumbai: In an unfortunate incident, a 25 year old doctor leaped to death after not having cleared  his PG  National Eligibility cum Entrance  Test (NEET), on Monday. He jumped off the seventh floor of  his Lokhandwala residential  complex, in Kandivli.

The investigating police sources claimed that the doctor who had been working with municipal KEM Hospital, Parel, was undergoing a depression as he had not scored sufficient marks to get a seat in a post graduate course.

“He jumped off the terrace of the building he lived in. He has left a suicide note, which said that there was no foul play and he did this by his own wish,” said Dilip Yadav, Senior Police Inspector, Samta Nagar Police Station. The doctor was under severe depression after the NEET result was declared on January 15,  Yadav added.


“His family and friends confirmed that the exam stress and poor results bothered him as he wanted to pursue post-graduation,” said Yadav.

NEET a single window entrance examination for students who wish to appear for graduate medical courses in India(MBBS/dental course (BDS) or postgraduate courses (MD / MS) in a government or private medical college, is currently being looked at skeptically by sections of the medical fraternity, in view of the stress factors related to it.

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Dr Sagar Mundada, President, Youth Wing, Indian Medical Association,  revealed that the IMA is planning to file a PIL in the Supreme Court, requesting for changes in the current pattern of the exams, which is allegedly leading to undue mental pressure for students, as reported in the HT.

“In the current pattern, NEET exams are spread across a week with exclusive paper patterns for every student which turns the test in a gamble. There have been instances where bright students are unable to clear the exams, affecting the quality of post-graduate doctors. We demand a less theoretical and uniform exam pattern for everybody, which will eventually better the quality of doctors,” said Dr Mundada.

Speaking about exam stress, leading Medical Education Expert, Dr Mukesh Bhatia said, ” Its unfortunate to see that sometimes students give into the exam pressure without duly thinking about the future.It is extremely important that these students are counselled properly.  One time failure in one exam does not mean the end of the world. In my own career of over 30 years, i have come across in-numerous students, who while not succeeding at their first attempt, show wonders with added zeal the very next year. “


Source: with Inputs

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  1. As a student I have experienced the exam thrice and know it\’s pain. I strongly suggest to go for a single exam rather than multiple sessions and issue answer key the same day. To be kept open for opinions and declare a final key in 2 weeks and results in another 1 week. All this drama not to exceed maximum 1 month. Idea of conducting NEET twice a year would be beneficial to the students.

  2. I think there should be one day single common paper exam for all medical student and answer key examined by general methode not by prometric analysis

  3. I know ths isnt d way to take exam but evry medico guy shld knw tht ki pg nhi hoga to life khtm nhi hogi.. so dnt evn thnk for sch a huge step in ur life.
    Whn u r in dprsd mood be wth people not alone

  4. It seems the
    Stress on medical student is too high from all sides including the private college managements nd teachers, with high capitation fees for PG nd all the. Wrong system. Now another exam called NEXT, why only targeting the doctor students

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    Dr JAINENDRA KUMAR January 19, 2017, 10:21 am

    Single day, single sitting exam of NEET PG is the best method in my opinion. If other computer based competitive tests like AIIMS, JIPMER, IIT- JEE etc can do this, why not NBE ?. The concept of \” scaling\” of multiple sessions seems to be totally inappropriate.
    NBE should introduve single session exam from next exam.

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