MBBS seats: Punjab quashes govt quota in 3 private colleges

The Punjab government has decided to quash the government quota in MBBS seats in three private medical colleges. Additional chief secretary, Satish Chandra who has the charge of DMER, confirmed the development. “The state government has decided to quash the quota in Adesh Institute of Medical Sciences, Bathinda, Sri Guru Ram Das Medical College, Amritsar and Christian Medical College, Ludhiana.” The move, which means that these colleges can now fix their own fees structure, has come as setback for MBBS aspirants who will have to shell out a hefty fee.…

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DU admissions 2018: Chance to choose a college of your choice

The second cutoff list at Delhi University, with lower best of four scores, offers students an opportunity to get admitted to courses and colleges where they might not have qualified earlier. The cutoff for some courses had dropped by up to 5 percentage points in the second list. Students who may have taken a seat at a college under the first list can withdraw their admissions and go for a different college where they have now qualified under the new cutoffs. In such scenarios, students will only have to pay…

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DU admissions 2018: After second cutoff, rush to shift colleges

As admissions under the second cutoff list started on Monday, students also began the process of shifting colleges to go for a preferred course or institute as the cutoff has reduced in many colleges under the second list. The second list has come as a relief as cutoffs have dropped by up to 5 percentage points. For courses such as B.Com (Hons), Economics (Hons) and English (Hons), the drop ranged between 0.25 and 2.5 percentage points but for courses such as BA Programme and Psychology (hons), the drop ranged from…

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SGPC’s medical college: Confusion over turning Punjab govt seats into management quota

With just a day remaining in counselling for MBBS and BDS courses in Punjab, confusion prevails over whether or not the government will allow Sri Guru Ram Das Medical College (SGRDC), Amritsar, to convert all 75 government quota MBBS seats into management quota on account of its being a Sikh minority institute run by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC). Eligible candidates will appear for counselling at Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS) on Monday. The SGRDC has 150 seats: 75 in government quota and 75 in management/minority quota.…

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NEET 2017: Domicile rules leave MBBS, BDS aspirants confused, give them limited college choice

Hundreds of candidates successful in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admissions to medical and dental programmes and colleges across the country, have been spending time, money and energy desperately seeking admission to colleges in various states of the country. Lack of a uniform domicile policy could put an end to their dreams to pursue fulfilling careers in medicine or dentistry. While some states like Maharashtra and Punjab have barred candidates from other states from participating in counselling for admission to medical colleges (both private and government), Uttar…

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Medical college quota: Decision on management seats at Punjab institute deferred

The state government has deferred a decision on whether it will allow Sri Guru Ram Das Medical College (SGRDC), Amritsar, to convert all 75 government-quota MBBS seats into management quota. Punjab’s director public instructions (DPI) Colleges Harjit Singh chaired the six-hour meeting at his office in Sector 17, Chandigarh. At the meeting, representatives from the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC)-run institute presented detailed rules and regulations that it will follow if given the status of a medical university, a mandatory requirement before the quota of seats can be changed. SGRD…

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MBBS admissions: Decision today to convert govt quota seats to management in Punjab college

The state government will take a call on whether it will allow Sri Guru Ram Das Medical College (SGRD), Amritsar, to convert all 75 government-quota MBBS seats into management quota on Tuesday. The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC)-run institute has 150 seats, with 75 in the government (general) quota and 75 in the management/minority quota. The fee for minority/management quota is around Rs 40 lakh. This is about four times the cost (around Rs 10 lakh) of a seat in the government quota. On Tuesday, additional chief secretary, higher education, SK…

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Mumbai student scores 99.6%, but error in online form will cost her a seat in college of her choice

Despite scoring 99.6% in the SSC exams, a Kandivli student will not get admission to the first year junior college (FYJC) of her choice. Why? She listed only one college in her option form, as she was unaware of how to go about the process. She listed Thakur College, Kandivli, but wants admission to NM College, Vile Parle — an institute she might have gotten into owing to her high score. Her mistake means she will now be allotted Thakur College in the first merit list. According to admission rules,…

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KVs thieve thunder: 105 students hit bullseye

Bhopal: All of a hundred and five students from 5 Kendriya Vidyalayas across Bhopal scored 10 CGPA in class X, the consequences for which have been declared with the aid of CBSE on Saturday. In Bhopal place, which has 41 colleges, 99.89% college students were declared bypass. this is zero.04% better than closing yr. among 5 Kendriya Vidyalayas, KV-1 (Maida mill) gave the quality performance. In all, forty two college students from this college scored 10 CGPA. “college students have now end up sensitive approximately their performances as there may…

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Study ill-effects of crackers in college

Students of around 400 universities will study the ill-effects of fireworks. The UGC has instructed all universities and colleges to include a module on the ill-effects of firecrackers in the paper on environmental studies, a compulsory subject for all undergraduate students. UGC secretary Jaspal S Sandhu says the UGC wants varsities and affiliated colleges to organize forums, discussions and presentations related to the hazards of firecrackers. “The UGC took this decision after it observed the effort of world leaders at COP21 in Paris recently, and underscored the preservation of the…

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