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GUJARAT performed Exceptionally well in NEET PG 2012

AHMEDABAD: Students from Gujarat have performed exceptionally well in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for admission in to postgraduate medical courses. More than 30 students from the state have ranked in top 100. Close to 4,500 students from Gujarat appeared for the 1,500 seats in the state. In the entire state maximum number of successful students are from Ahmedabad. What's more, more than 20 students of BJ Medical College have found place in top 100 list. However, students had some anxious moments on Thursday as results were declared in the evening but the website crashed due to heavy rush and students could only came to know about their result late in the night. Most of the toppers belong to non-doctor families. Kewal Kanabar, with all-India eleventh rank, has topped Gujarat's merit list. He is from BJ Medical College. Kewal was followed by Divesh Dadhania, whose all-India rank is 29th and Gujarat rank is 2. Ravi Shah ranked third in the state and 3

Shortage of Faculty in Medical Colleges

The requirement of teaching faculty in any medical college and other disciplines of medical sciences is determined by the regulations framed by the respective professional Councils. An institution is given recognition/renewal by the respective Council only on meeting the minimum standard requirements as per the regulations.  In so far as the six new AIIMS being set up under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana at Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Jodhpur, Patna, Raipur and Rishikhesh are concerned, the requirement of faculty has been assessed and the number of faculty assessed is 289 posts.  A number of steps have been taken in order to meet the increasing need of medical faculty, which include the following:  The teacher student ratio in postgraduate courses has been increased to 1:2. The ratio has further been increased to 1:3 for some specialties such as Anesthesiology, Forensic Science and Radio-therapy.  Age limit for appointment/extension/re-employment against posts of te

Delay in NEET PG results left doctors in limbo

Around 90,000 aspirants took the National Eligibility Entrance Test (Neet), introduced for the first time for the 11,005 postgraduate (PG) degree seats in medical sciences in private and medical colleges in the country between November and December 2012. The results of Neet were due in January this year, but have been held back as directed by the Supreme Court. Neet-PG is a mandatory test for admission to MD/MS/PG diploma. The test was held at 50 centres in 33 cities across the country. The new method of exam was replicated from the IIM model — an "online test" format for the students — that they introduced three years ago. The PG medical test was conducted for all private and government medical colleges, barring the All India Institute of Medical College (AIIMS), Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education, Chandigarh and Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry. Why Neet? The online system, which kickstarted

More than 1000 doctors protest against UPPGMEE in front of Vidhan Sabha, Lucknow.

Snapshots of Protest by doctors at various cities of India

Protest against UPPGMEE at Sardar Patel Marg Rally at Ahmadabad Gujarat. Rally at Medical College, Udaipur Visit for updates of Exam Papers and Solutions

Protest for NEET PG in Gujarat

AHMEDABAD: Medicos from Gujarat have taken the lead in starting a movement to protest the delay in declaration of the result of the National Eligibility Entrance Test- Post Graduate (NEET-PG). The students will take out a rally wearing black ribbons and represent their case for early declaration of the result. Students said that the NEET-PG exam was conducted between November 23 and December 6. Over 1.20 lakh medicos who had completed their MBBS appeared in the entrance test for admission in the PG seats. "There are only 5,000 PG seats on medical colleges all over the country for which 1.20 lakh students had appeared for the exam. It has been over five months but the result has not been declared. This has resulted in tremendousmental stress on the medicos," said Dr Shakeel Vadaliwala, president of the national body formed by the medicos to press for their case. The NEET-PG result has been pending since it has been challenged in the Supreme Court by a number of private medica