Testing times for medicos

Apart from the government and private managements’ entrance tests, students have to appear for a slew of tests conducted by deemed universities.

Dr Ravi K Bheemaiah, an MBBS graduate preparing for entrance tests, said, “PGET requires rigorous preparation for nearly a year to get eligible marks. These tests are tough and require comprehensive preparation. There are a few PG seats with limited specialisation, and students have to work hard to get through the barriers of tests, reservations and availability based on merit.”

Dr Rakesh S, a student said as in-service candidates stand better chance of getting the specialisation of their choice in the best colleges, the students are adversely affected. “This brings down the number of PG seats with thousands of students competing for it,” he said.
There are nine medical institutes offering MD/MS and 19 institutes offering MDS admission through COMEDK-UGET. The admission through COMEDK PGET is for admission in 21 different specialisations of MS/MD, 12 Diploma programmes and nine MDS programmes.

The seat-sharing matrix, the calendar of events, details of colleges, spot selection process in RGUHS PGET, details of the exact number of seats, colleges, will be notified by the government after the meeting. Another student, Dr Anupama V, said, “PGET is tough as it is for specialised medical subjects. It takes time to know the number of PG seats available for students under general merit category in the State PGET.”

Schedule

COMEDK UGET will be held on January 31, in Bangalore and other centres.
RGUHS PGET will be held on February 7, in Bangalore, Mysore, Hubli-Dharwad, Bellary and Mangalore.

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