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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.

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

Top 10 Best Medical Colleges In USA

  1.  Harvard University, Boston Harvard University is an American private Ivy League research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, established in 1636 by the Massachusetts legislature. Harvard is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States  the best medical school in the country, according to the rankings. There are currently 709 students enrolled in the MD program. U.S. News & World Report ranked the school first overall and also first for research. The tuition is $47,500.
  2. John Hopkins University, Baltimore The university was founded on January 22, 1876 and named for its benefactor, the philanthropist Johns Hopkins. There are 455 students enrolled in its MD program. The tuition is $42,600.
  3.  University of Pennsylvania, The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is an American private Ivy League research university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn considers itself the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, founded in 1765. There are 636 students in its MD program. In addition to MD, PhD and post-doctoral degrees, the university also offers certificates in areas such as Global Health, Women’s Health and Aging. The tuition is $45,498.
  4. Stanford University, The Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly referred to as Stanford University or Stanford, is an American private research university located in Stanford having first started medical classes in 1909. There are 449 students enrolled in its MD program. The tuition is $45,744.
  5.  University of California — San Francisco,  The University of California (UC) is a public university system in the U.S. state of California.There are currently three Nobel laureates on the school’s faculty. There are 634 students enrolled. The tuition is $29,856 for Californians and $42,101 for all students from outside the state.
  6. Washington University, St. Louis Washington University in St. Louis  is a private research university located in suburban St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Founded in 1853, and named for George Washington the Washington University School of Medicine is ranked in the Top 10 by U.S. News & World Report in research, drug and alcohol abuse treatment, internal medicine and pediatrics. There are 490 students enrolled, with a tuition of $50,510.
  7. Yale University, New Haven, Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut. It currently has 25 National Academy of Sciences members on its faculty. U.S. News & World Report ranked the school first for its drug and alcohol abuse program. There are 401 students enrolled. The tuition is $47,560.
  8. Columbia University, New York City Columbia University in the City of New York, commonly referred to as Columbia University, is an American private Ivy League research university located in New York City, New York, United States. The College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University, located in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, was the first medical school in the United States to award the MD degree. U.S. News & World Report ranked Columbia second for its drug and alcohol abuse program and fifth for both its AIDS research and women’s health program. There are 663 students. The tuition is $47,600.
  9. Duke University, Durham, NC. Duke University is a private research university located in Durham, North Carolina, United States. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present day town of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892. the School of Medicine at Duke University offers a three-year, condensed period of student classes and fourth year for elective rotations and the chance for a dual master’s degree. It is also affiliated with the Duke Clinical Research Institute, the oldest and largest academic organization of its kind in America. There are 413 medical students enrolled at the school. The tuition is $46,261.
  10. University of Chicago, Chicago, The University of Chicago is a private research university in Chicago, Illinois, United States.  Students must complete a mentored project in one of five areas before graduation – scientific discovery, medical education, quality and safety, community health and global health. There are 377 students enrolled. The tuition is $42,294.


Oxford University Medical School

The Medical Sciences Division

The Division comprises over 2200 academics and staff, 800 graduate students and 900 undergraduates; about 350 NHS Clinicians and GPs contribute to our teaching activities. In total over 2500 individuals are involved in research.

Medical sciences research at Oxford has maintained its pre-eminent standing, as demonstrated by the results of the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). Analysis of the preliminary results published in December 2008 places Oxford medical sciences research as being of the highest quality in the UK in four separate medical science disciplines.

The Times Higher Education has analysed the original data provided by HEFCE and has published a league-table style analysis that ranks the quality of the research submitted to each Unit of Assessment (UoA). In this analysis, Oxford is ranked highest in the UoAs of

* Cardiovascular Medicine,
* Infection and Immunity,
* Primary Care & Other Community Based Clinical Subjects,
* Pre-clinical & Human Biological Sciences.

Oxford achieved a second place ranking in the UoAs of

* Psychology,
* Biochemistry,
* Other Laboratory Based Clinical Subjects.

A three (pre-clinical) + three (clinical) -year course for:

those with the necessary A-level or equivalent
graduates with a degree (including
humanities). Graduates may complete this
course in five years by omitting the third year.
Graduates with a degree in an experimental
sciences subject (please see list of qualifying
degrees on our website) may alternatively
apply for the shorter, four-year course.

A four-year course for:
graduates with a degree in an experimental
sciences subject
This is an intensive course, the first two years
focus on the medical sciences with clinical
training integrated throughout. The final two
years of the course are the same as the fifth and
sixth years of the six-year course.

To the Pre-clinical Course (years 1 to 3)
Applications are made through UCAS. The UCAS
course code and title are A100 and BMBCh. The
closing date for applications is mid-October (in
common with all UK medical schools) and
interviews are held in mid-December. All
candidates, including overseas candidates, must
be prepared to travel to Oxford for interview at
the designated time.

To the Accelerated (4-year) Course
Applications are made through UCAS, with an
additional set of forms sent directly to Oxford. The
UCAS course code and title are A101 and BMBCh4.
The closing date for applications is mid-October.
The process includes a short test (the UKCAT –
details available at and a
set of interviews. The purpose of the test is to give
us a single common point of comparison between
all candidates: all candidates, including those who
have poor A-level or first-degree results, or who
graduated some years ago, will be on equal terms.

To the Clinical Course (years 4 to 6)
There is a joint admissions procedure for entry by
Oxford and Cambridge pre-clinical students to
the clinical schools of Oxford, Cambridge and
London Universities. A common application form
for candidates from Oxford or Cambridge is
available from the Medical Sciences Office and
must be submitted by 4 January in the intended
year of admission. Further details of the
admissions procedure are issued with the
application form. Interviews for all candidates are
held during January.


Six –year Course
Home and EU1                                       International1
Year 1     £3,290 per annum                                    £14,000 per annum
Year 2     £3,290 per annum                                    £14,000 per annum
Year 3     £3,290 per annum                                    £14,000 per annum
Year 4     £3,290 per annum                                   £25,500 per annum
Year 5     Fee is funded in full by the NHS          £25,500 per annum
Year 6     Fee is funded in full by the NHS          £25,500 per annum

Four-year Course
Home and EU1                                                     International1
Year 1     £3,290 per annum                                            £14,000 per annum
Year 2     Fee is funded in full by the NHS                  £25,500 per annum
Year 3     Fee is funded in full by the NHS                  £25,500 per annum
Year 4     Fee is funded in full by the NHS                 £25,500 per annum

Imperial College School of Medicine (ICSM)

The Imperial College School of Medicine (ICSM) is the medical school of Imperial College London in England, and one of the United Hospitals.

Founded as a result of merging several notable hospitals in London, it now comprises core campuses at South Kensington, St Mary’s Hospital, London, Charing Cross Hospital and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

Ranked 3rd in the UK and 17th in the world among medical schools on the THES QS 2009 rankings – Biomedicine & Life Science,[1] the school is especially known for its heart and lung transplant surgery skills lead by Sir Magdi Yacoub, rheumatology treatments by Marc Feldmann, and recent robot-assisted surgery techniques by world leading surgeon Baron Ara Darzi.

Undergraduate courses

The School runs 4 undergraduate courses.
Six-year MBBS/BSc

UCL Medical School

UCL Medical School (formerly known as Royal Free and University College Medical School), is the medical school of University College London (UCL). It is one of the United Hospitals.

UCL has offered education in medicine since 1834 but the current school has developed from mergers between UCL and the medical schools of the Middlesex Hospital (founded in 1746) and The Royal Free Hospital (founded as the London School of Medicine for Women in 1874).

Clinical medicine is primarily taught at University College Hospital, The Royal Free Hospital and the Whittington Hospital, with other associated teaching hospitals including the Eastman Dental Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital, The Heart Hospital, Moorfields Eye Hospital, the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital.


Admission to the medical school, in common with all 32 medical schools in the UK, is extremely competitive. Prospective students must apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Acceptable qualifications for entry include grades AAA at A-level, to include at least Chemistry and Biology, and a pass at AS-level. The International Baccalaureate (Full Diploma), although less common, is also an acceptable entry qualification. Additionally, applicants must sit an entrance exam, the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT).


The course in medicine at UCL leads to the award of the MB BS and BSc (Hons) degrees and takes six years to complete: 2 years of preclinical medicine, 3 years of clinical medicine, and 1 year studying for the intercalated BSc degree, which at UCL is compulsory for all students except postgraduates. There is also the opportunity to intercalate a PhD, either by taking an ‘interruption of study’ directly after the intercalated BSc, or as part of the integrated MB PhD programme. The latter has been offered by UCL medical school since 1994 and allows students to be offered the MB BS, BSc and PhD degrees in eight years rather than nine if the PhD is undertaken separately.

MBBS Application

Applicants must apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). The application deadline is 15 October. Late applications are not considered.

All applicants must meet the Medical School’s minimum academic standard and they must take the Biomedical Admissions Test (BMAT).

BMAT is used to assess scientific aptitude, critical thinking and written communication skills. The test focuses on scientific and other abilities relevant to the study of medicine. The BMAT is used, along with other information in the UCAS application, to help us select candidates for interview.

BMAT information for 2011 entry

The BMAT is compulsory for all UCL Medicine applicants.

The test for 2011 applicants was held on 3 November 2010.

High scores in each section of the BMAT will strengthen an application and improve the likelihood of being selected for interview. BMAT scores that are below the average will disadvantage an application.

The average scores for UCL applicants this year in section 1, section 2 and section 3 respectively are: 4.8, 4.9, 3.0 A/B. We ask that candidates to keep in mind that BMAT scores are not the only factor that we consider during selection.

Please also keep in mind that until a decision is made about an application, it is still pending and there is nothing that we could tell you by phone or email. Therefore applicants are asked to please refrain from contacting us for status updates. As soon as there is information to give you we will send it. Status checking calls/emails only take up the time we could spend assessing and processing your application.

If you want to try some practice questions and get online feedback then go to

For information about the BMAT and how/where to register, consult the BMAT website at

School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge

The School of Clinical Medicine is the medical school of the University of Cambridge in England. According to QS World University Rankings 2010, it currently ranks as second best in the world.. The school is situated inside the internationally renowned Addenbrooke’s Hospital, which is a key component of the largest biomedical research centre in Europe.

Students from Cambridge University can enter the clinical school on completion of three years of pre-clinical training and a further interviewing process. Applicants from outside Cambridge University are also invited to apply providing they meet the entry requirements. The number of medical students leaving Cambridge after their pre-clinical studies is variable, but common destinations include Oxford and the London medical schools.

The majority of clinical medical training in Cambridge takes place at the School of Clinical Medicine located on the Addenbrooke’s Hospital site. The Clinical School was established in 1976 when construction of the new Addenbrooke’s building was underway. The opening of the Clinical School meant the beginning of a completely new medical course at Cambridge University.

Entry to the Clinical school requires a degree in pre-clinical medicine, usually obtained either at Cambridge, Oxford, London or St Andrews. The University typically gives offers conditional on obtaining a first or upper second class degree.

Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry

The 2008 Research Assessment Exercise results showed Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry joining Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College and University College London in the top 5 medical and dental schools in England for quality of research.

In the same exercise, the School was ranked first in London, ahead of University College, Imperial College and King’s College.

According to rankings published in the Times Higher Education, Barts and The London scored consistently in the top five:

* Dentistry was ranked 1st equal with Manchester out of 14 UK dental schools.

* In Cancer, we were ranked 3rd out of 14 submissions ahead of Oxford, Imperial, Kings College London and University College London.

* The Blizard Institute of Cell and Molecular Science, returned in Hospital Subjects, was ranked joint 1st with Cambridge and Edinburgh ahead of Manchester, Newcastle and Southampton.

* The Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, returned in Epidemiology and Public Health, was 2nd out of 21 ahead of Oxford, University College London and Bristol

* In Health Services Research, we were ranked 4th overall out of 28 ahead of Oxford, University College London and Kings College London

* The William Harvey Research Institute, returned in Preclinical and Human Biological Sciences, was ranked 3rd out of 13, ahead of Kings College London, Bristol and Nottingham.

The School runs two programmes in medicine and two in dentistry.

* A five-year MBBS programme (A100)
* A shortened (four-year) graduate-entry MBBS programme (A101)
* A five-year BDS programme (A200)
* A shortened (four-year) graduate-entry BDS programme (A201)

There is also a range of taught medical and dental postgraduate programmes and numerous postgraduate research opportunities.