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Medical entrance exams

NEET for medical will be held from this year itself – SC

Supreme Court has given decision today in favor of NEET implementation from this year itself. Medical entrance exam in our country is not standard and there were many scams being reported in past few years on state level. To overcome this mess in Medical admission system Supreme court has decided to implement the NEET common test across India to standardize Medical admission process.

Supreme Court on Thursday has approved for National Eligibility Cum Entrance (NEET) exam to be held in the current academic session itself. The apex court also rejected request of state governments and private colleges that NEET should not be applicable on them.

The All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) scheduled for May 1 will be treated as first round of the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET). For students, who have not applied for AIPMT will be given opportunity to appear in round two on July 24. The combined result will be declared on August 17, in order to complete the admission process by September 30 — a deadline set by the apex court in its previous orders. Around 6.5 lakh students are likely to appear for the entrance exams. “We further clarify that notwithstanding any order passed by any Court earlier with regard to not holding NEET, this order shall operate. Therefore, no further order is required to be passed at this stage,” the bench said.

National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) launch this year

Supreme Court gave a green signal to National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET), a common medical entrance test for admissions to MBBS, BDS and PG courses, which was discarded in 2013.

Medical Council of India (MCI) is not in favour of conducting the test this year due to time constraints and preparation problems.

Maharashtra Government has requested the Indian Medical Council (IMC) not to conduct the admissions to medical and dental courses through the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) and instead continue with MH-CET for this year because NEET needs to be based on CBSE syllabus and for that HSC syllabus need to be upgraded.

In 2013, NEET was conducted and admissions were being conducted in medical colleges based on the NEET. Later Christian Medical College, Vellore, requested in  SC and NEET scrapped, so in 2014 and 2015 the admissions in Maharashtra had been done via MH-CET.

NEET is required because Medical admission process acros India should be uniform through a common test. Few weeks back , AMU (Aligarh Muslim University)  conducted its medical entrance. And, states of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh have always been against the NEET. As there are less coaching opportunities in the state, people in Tamil Nadu want the admissions to be based on “Class 12 marks and 69 percent reservation after giving 15 percent of the seats to the all-India quota.

Many of the Private medical colleges are against NEET because they dont want to give up the right of admission based on the marks there are more opportunity of getting donations  if admissions has been done based on  some local exams.As well as more chances are there in cheating at all levels if exam is being conducted locally to state city or university. Thats why whole country’s institutes are scared of NEET.

But right now NEET for this year will be difficult to conduct as time is less and dates would be around May.

Planning to change MP Pre Medical Test to keep away Munna Bhais

MP PMT was scam tainted last year due to one of top official was corrupt in vyapam and many admissions had been done through impersonation.

We have all watched the movie Munna Bhai and seen what one wrong entrance through impersonation at the pre-medical entrance examinations can do.In Madhya Pradesh there are many such Munna Bhais are selecting every year while many meritorious students have been deprived of their admissions.

Keeping in view the various scams occurred last year in the MP Pre-Medical Test (MPPMT) examinations, the Director of Medical Education Madhya Pradesh has decided to conduct medical entrance tests in the state through other organization instead of state’s Professional Examination Board (Vyapam).

The director said that they have decided to conduct MBBS and BDS Entrance Examination through CBSE and the MDS entrance test through AIIMS from next year onwards. The proposal regarding this was on the talk, said a release.

The Director of MP Medical Education said that MPPMT has been caught up with scams from the last few years, and this year, i.e., in 2013, a number of students were found guilty and disqualified in the exam after checking their copies.

Cases against those guilty students have already been filed with the High Court, and the decision on their fate is yet to come.

The Director of Medical Education Madhya Pradesh, has plan to conduct Pre-Medical Test exams through other agencies instead of Professional Examination Board (Vyapam as MP Pre-Medical Test (MP PMT) examinations riddled with too many scams

This year MBBS and BDS Examination Test for Madhya Pradesh students will be conduted through the All Indian Pre-Medical test (AIPMT) which would be conducted by the CBSE and the MDS Test Exam through the AIIMS exam from next year (i.e. 2014 – 2015 session) and talks were going on in this regard, a release said.

In the last few years MP PMT has been continuously tainted due to vyapam. There were scams and a number of students were found guilty and disqualified after checking their copies for 2013 medical test Examination.The students who were found guilty in the scam and disqualified for admission.

Dental Technologist/Technician/Mechanics Medical Course

Dental Mechanics work under dentists.Dental mechanics assist dentists to diagnose dental problems of patients and make dental ceramics for them.Dental mechanics are trained to design dental accessories and help dental surgeons during surgeries. After completion of the course, the students can either pursue higher studies (Post graduate diploma) or look for suitable job opportunities.

Dental Mechanics can find jobs in following sectors:
Public health,
Dental hospitals (full time or part-time in both government and private sectors),
Armed forces,
Dental ceramic agencies,
Can practice privately on the recommendation of a qualified dentist.

A dental technologist/technician/Mechanics is a member of the dental team who, upon prescription from a dental clinician, constructs custom made restorative and dental appliances.

There are four major disciplines within dental technology. These are fixed prosthesis including crowns, bridges and implants; removable prosthesis, including dentures and removable partial dentures; maxillofacial prosthesis, including ocular prosthesis and craniofacial prosthesis; and orthodontics and auxiliaries, including orthodontic appliances and mouthguards


Applicants will have to pass their higher secondary with a minimum of 50% with Science subjects (Physics, Biology, and Chemistry). Some institutes conduct entrance examinations to screen the students further whereas in some, admissions are based on merit basis.

Colleges that offer dental mechanic courses:

  • Government Dental College – Thiruvananthapuram
  • Dr. Ahmed Dental College & Hospital – Kolkata
  • Punjab Government Dental College & Hospital – Amritsar
  • SCB Medical College, Dental Wing – Odisha
  • Dental College – Kozhikode
  • Government Dental College & Hospital – Ahmedabad
  • Patna Dental College & Hospital – Bankipur, Patna
  • H.P. Government Dental College & Hospital – Shimla
  • Tamil Nadu Government Dental College & Hospital
  • Institute of Medical Sciences – Varanasi
  • Department of Dental Surgery, J.N. Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University – Uttar Pradesh
  • Government Dental College & Hospital – Mumbai
  • Government Dental College – Bangalore
  • Government Dental College & Hospital – Afzalganj
  • Government Dental College, Rohtak
  • Dental Wing of U.P. King George University of Health Sciences – Varanasi

Medical students requested cancellation of the Uttar Pradesh Post Graduate Medical Entrance Exam (PGMEE)

Group of students met chief minister and requested him to cancel state post graduate medical entrance exam (PGMEE), senior officials have already denied their request

Official, said “Hearing in the case is still on in Supreme Court and it is only after the final decision of court regarding the examination that we can say anything about fate of UP PGMEE”.

State was holding exam on court’s direction. Court also directed states to put declaration of their state PGMEE on hold till the final decision is announced. Next hearing of this case is scheduled on March 19.

Students stated that they had already taken the National entrance-cum-eligibility test (NEET) for admission to state medical colleges in November and December 2012 the score of which was out. Purpose of UP PGMEE was also the same so there was no point in repeating the entire exercise.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S.)

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S.) is a medical degree in India, this degree is for those who have studied the integrated system of modern medicine and traditional Ayurveda.BAMS degree is of five and half years , it includes 1 year internship. Exams take place after every professional/ 18 months once or one and half year

BAMS degree holder can practice anywhere in India. The curriculum includes studying and teaching of modern anatomy, physiology, principles of medicine, preventive and social medicine, pharmacology, toxicology, forensic medicine, ENT, Ophthalmology, principles of surgery, etc.


10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Biology. Selection based on clearing the All India Entrance Examination for MBBS,

Top 10 colleges in india for Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S.) course:

  1. All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi
  2. Christian Medical College, Vellore
  3. Armed Forces Medical College, Pune
  4. JIPMER, Pondicherry
  5. Kasturba Medical College Chennai
  6. Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi
  7. Maulana Azad Medical College,Delhi
  8. Grant Medical College, Byculla, Mumbai-8
  9. St John’s Medical College, Bangalore
  10. Madras Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

BOT (Bachelor of Occupational Therapy)

BOT is a graduate degree in occupational therapy which is offered by various medical institutes. BOT program prepares professional therapists who help people with mental or physical disabilities in achieving maximum functioning and independence at home and at the workplace. People affected by physical or mental injury, illness by aging process,needs to develop special skills for performing normal acts so they can sustain themselves without being a burden on family or society. The treatment is normally given in consultation with physicians, physical therapists and rehabilitation workers involved in patient care. Occupational therapists are also involved in technological project works in designing new equipments for treatment and standardizing existing therapeutic systems besides being educators and trainers.

Age 17 years on the 1st October of the year of admission. 10+2/ICSE/Intermediate with Physics, Chemistry,Biology and English or any equivalent exam. Students taking qualifying exams are eligible subject to attaining 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

Top  Institutes for Bachelor of  Occupational Therapy in India:

  • National Institute for the Orthopaedically Handicapped, Kolkata
  • India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mumbai
  • NIRTAR, Cuttack
  • Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyay Institute for Physically Handicapped, Delhi
  • Manipal College of Allied Health Sciences, Karnataka
  • Seth GS and KEM Hospital, Mumbai
  • TNM medical College & BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai
  • Christian Medical College, Vellore
  • Govt. Medical College, Nagpur
  • KMCH College of Occupational Therapy, Coimbatore
  • Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil College of Occupational Therapy, Navi Mumbai
  • Dr. D.Y. Patil College of Occupational Therapy, Kolhapur
  • School Of Occupational Therapy, Faculty Of allied health science, Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi
  • L.T. Medical College, Mumbai
  • Jaipur Occupational Therapy College & Hospital, Jaipur
  • Santosh Medical College, Ghaziabad
  • Indore Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Ahmedabad Institute of Medical Sciences
  • SRM College of Occupational Therapy, Tamil Nadu
  • Nims University, Shobha Nagar, Jaipur-303121


Bachelors in Physiotherapy (B.P.T)

BPT is  a 4 year – undergraduate program in physiotherapy (BPT) with 6 months of mandatory clinical internship.

After the graduation Physiotherapist  could go for further specialization in Neurology, Orthopaedics (Musculoskeletal), Sports, Obs-Gynae, Cardio-Thoracic or undertake Research.

Physiotherapist in India use the title ‘Doctor’ & prefix it before their name with a suffix P.T. (Physiotherapist) so as to make their stand clear they are not medical doctors. However, the use of the title ‘Dr’ according to the IAP (Indian Association of Physiotherapist) is by tradition and convention & is used in the same manner as it is used by the MBBS/MS/BDS/MDS/BHMS/BAMS/BUMS degree holders.
There are well over 250 colleges offering undergraduate program in physiotherapy (BPT) and more than 50 colleges offering masters in Physiotherapy (MPT) with two years’ duration. MUHS (Maharashtra) & some other universities in India run a 3-year MPT post graduate degree. PhD in Physiotherapy is also offered in some selected universities of the states Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu & Delhi.

Eligibility for admission: Inter Science with Biology more than 50% marks. Process of admission: – Through entrance test. Entrance test will be held in April or May. Age: -not less than 17 years

Institute Available in India

  1. Apollo College of Physiotherapy, Hyderabad.
  2. Indian Institute of Health Education & Research Health.
  3. Post Graduate Institute, Chandigarh.
  4. School of Physiotherapy, S. S. G. Hospital, Gujarat.
  5. Padamshree Institute of Physiotherapy, Bangalore.
  6. Allahabad Agriculture Institute.
  7. Amity School of Physiotherapy.
  8. Annamalai University.
  9. Apollo College of Physiotherapy.
  10. Banarasi Das Chandiwala Institute of Physiotherapy.

B.Sc nursing (Bachelor of science nursing)

B.Sc Nursing (Bachelor of science nursing) is 4 year professional course. Indian Nursing Council manage this degree.

There are mainly two Bachelor programs for Nursing in India

  1. Basic B.Sc (4 years)
  2. Post Basic B.Sc (2-3 year)

B.Sc Nursing is available as a distance course also.

Higher Secondary (10+2) with Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Admissions through Entrance Examinations

Admission Procedure for B.Sc Nursing:

Admission process is based on entrance exam. There are 2 entrance exams, one which is held on yearly basis for various programs in medical profession and another that is exclusively conducted for Nursing.

The students get the admission form from the respective body and can select the interested field. According to the score in the entrance exam the colleges are allotted and the students are called for the admission process.

Very Large number of Job opportunities in India and Foreign countries as Nurses. B.Sc Nurses have very high demand in Foreign countries like Ireland, U.k, USA, Australia, Gulf Countries, Europe, etc.

B.Sc Nursing Entrance exams in India

AFMC Entrance Exam
AIIMS Entrance Exam
Annamalai University AIMEE
BHU GNM Entrance Test
CMC Vellore Entrance Exam
Dr DY Patil University AIET
JIPMER Entrance Exam
MP PMT Entrance Exam
Pondicherry CENTAC JET

Top 10 B.Sc Nursing  Colleges in India

  1.     Apollo College of Nursing Chennai
  2.     Bharati Vidyapeeth’s College of Nursing
  3.     Bombay Nurses Training Institute
  4.     Dr.Ram Manohar School Nursing Diploma College
  5.     J.M.J. College of Nursing, Hyderabad
  6.     Jamia Hamdard School Nursing Diploma College
  7.     JD School Nursing Diploma College
  8.     Lakshmi Bai Batra College of Nursing
  9.     Manipal School Nursing Diploma College
  10.     Oxford School Nursing Diploma College

MBBS in India

MBBS is Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery.

The degrees are the British equivalent of the American M.D. The basic or degree level qualification for a medical profession is MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine And Bachelor of Surgery) which is of 5 1/2 years duration (including 1 year internship).

Medicinae Baccalaureus, Baccalaureus Chirurgiae (MBBChir, MBChB, BMBS, MBBS or variations thereof) are the two degrees awarded after a course in medicine and surgery at a university in the United Kingdom and other places following the British tradition, such as Australian, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand, Jamaican, South African, Pakistan and Indian medical schools.

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery:

The course duration is 5½ years (4½ years of classroom study followed by a year of rotating internship). The 4½ years of class room study is broken into 3 phases of 18 months each. Each phase of 18 months is known as Professional and is further divided into 3 semesters of 6 months each. There is a semester exam at the end of each semester and a Professional exam at the end of each professional. The third professional is devoted to monthly clinical work in the wards and departments of the hospital. In all there are 3 professional examinations, followed by practical and clinical examinations. Pass percentage required is 50 per cent.

Eligibility Criteria for MBBS Admission in India:

Eligibility criteria for admission in MBBS course in India is strictly based on Rules and Regulations of Medical Council of India (MCI).
The candidate willing to take admission in mbbs course in India must have passed the Class XIIth examination with PCB 50% for general Category & 40% for Backward Category.
Age: The candidates should have completed 17 years of age on or before 31st day of December of the year of admission.

Top 25 Medical Colleges in India (Medicine/MBBS)

1. All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi

2. Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore

3. JIPMER College, Puducherry

4. Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune

5. Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC), Delhi

6. Grant Medical College, Mumbai

7. Madras Medical College, Chennai

8. St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore

9. Institute of Medical Sciences, Varanasi

10. King George Medical College, CMM Medical University, Lucknow

11. Christian Medical College (CMC), Ludhiana

12. B.J. Medical School, Ahmedabad

13. Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal

14. Bangalore Medical College (BMC), Bangalore

15. Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata

16. Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, Kolkata

17. Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad

18. Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai

19. Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi

20. Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC), Delhi

21. B.J. Medical College and Sassoon Hospital, Pune

22. Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh

23. Guwahati Medical College and Hospital, Guwahati

24. University College of Medical Sciences and GTB Hospital, Delhi

25. Stanley Medical College (SMC), Chennai