Comed-K PGET results out; 9,702 ranks announced

Comed-K PGET results out; 9,702 ranks announced

Counselling is scheduled for April

Results of the Comed-K PGET conducted on February 12 were announced on Wednesday.

The topper for Medical stream is a candidate from Kerala while the topper in Dental Sciences is from Delhi.

Of the 12,909 applicants for postgraduation in Medical Sciences, 9,702 ranks have been announced; Of 5,509 candidates for postgraduation in Dental course, 4,112 ranks have been announced. 

With a preparation of 12 hours a day for eight months, Padma Menon, a graduate from Kottayam Medical College topped the entrance exam for Medical Sciences.

Speaking to Deccan Herald, Menon said she would opt for a specialisation in Radio Diagnostics. According to her mother Shobha S Menon, Padma has always been a hardworking student and has been a rank holder all through her education. Padma is also trained in Carnatic music.

Prerna Jain, a student of Manipal College, topped the exam for the Dental course. Jain is interested in a career in Orthodontics.

Topper from Delhi
Prerna suggests  those keen to become doctors that they pursue post graduation. “Of course, there are a plenty of jobs even after undergraduation. But, five years from now, a postgraduation will become a necessity to have an edge over others as the competition is only getting tougher,” she says.

Prerna manages time to pursue her other interest, gymnastics, amid her tight study schedule.

Though hailing from Delhi, the student says she is keen on pursuing higher education in Karnataka as she believes the State has some of the best medical colleges in the country.  One of the toppers from the State is Noor Saira Wajid Hajira, who completed UG from Ambedkar Dental College. Hajira has been preparing for the exam from as long as 15 months.

“Every day after college I prepared for at least three hours, and a few months before the exam, I went up to 10 hours of preparation,” she says. Hajira wants to make a career in either Endodontics or Prosthodontics.

Speaking to Deccan Herald, A S Srikanth, chief executive of Comed-K, said the results have been more encouraging this year compared to the last year. The cut-off rank for medical was 737 last year and that of dental was 400. This year it is expected to be 1,000 for medical and 600 for dental.

The official said there has been no considerable increase in the number of seats either by the Medical Council of India or by the Dental Council of India. He also expressed concern that only a few students from the State have been appearing for the exam.

“Only a few students from Karnataka are in the top ten,” he said. The counselling for PGET will be held in April.