A meeting chaired by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah here on 24th May, 2013 with Minister of State for Medical Education Minister Sharan Prakash Rudrappa Patil and Higher Education and Tourism Minister R.V. Deshpande has resolved the imbroglio over admissions to PG courses. Representatives of private college managements attended the meeting.
With six days to go for the completion of admissions to postgraduate medical courses in the State, the government has decided to continue the consensual agreement entered into between the government and private unaided educational institutions for admissions in 2013 – 14.
The Supreme Court, in its order on 13th May, 2013, said that the last date for admissions for PG medical courses will be 31st May, 2013.
Seeking extension of the last date for admissions, the government has filed a petition and it would come up for hearing on 27th May, 2013, according to Dr. Patil said.
Counselling for postgraduate medical and dental seats for candidates who have qualified in the Postgraduate Entrance Test ( PGET ) conducted by the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences ( RGUHS ) will begin on 26th May, 2013.
On 26th May, 2013, counselling will be held for PG dental seats and on 27th May, 2013 and 28th May, 2013 for medical seats, Dr. Patil told press persons.
Seat sharing, fee
As many as 7,548 candidates who wrote the PGET of RGUHS on 3rd March, 2013, qualified for counselling for medical courses, while 1,081 students qualified for dental counselling.
Last year’s seat sharing ratio and fee would continue this year also, Dr. Patil said.
Dr. Patil said that the government would implement the Karnataka Professional Educational Institutions ( Regulation of Admission and Fixation of Fee ) Act, 2006, from 2014 – 15.
“It is difficult to implement the Act this year on account of shortage of time. We are going to implement the Act from next year,” Dr. Patil said. Under the 2006 Act, the government has to constitute a Fee Fixation Committee headed by a retired High Court judge and an Admission Regulatory Committee headed by a former vice-chancellor of a university, for fixation of fee and as well as monitoring admissions.
Both committees would be set up before 31st December, 2013, to hear grievances of private college managements, Dr. Patil and Mr. Deshpande said.
RGUHS to announce PGET Results on May 19
A day after it published the answer keys for the Postgraduate Entrance Test ( PGET ), the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences ( RGUHS ) on 15th May, 2013 announced that the results of the exam conducted on 3rd March, 2013 will be announced on 19th May, 2013.
The decision follows the Supreme Court’s direction to private colleges and other examination authorities to announce the results of the various entrance tests for admissions to medical and dental courses.
The Consortium of Medical Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka ( COMEDK ) has already announced that it will announce the results of the PGET conducted by it on 20th May, 2013.
According to the new calendar of RGUHS, the last date for challenging the key answers by subject experts ( hosted on the RGUHS website on 14th May, 2013 ) is 17th May, 2013. Subject experts will verify the objections on 18th May, 2013 and the revised answer keys, along with the results will be announced on 19th May, 2013.
The last date for applying for retotalling for marks is 20th May, 2013, while the announcement of the revised marks list and merit list will be made on 21st May, 2013.
The counselling for dental courses will be held on 23rd May, 2013, for medical courses ( for general and physically handicapped categories ) from 24th May, 2013 to 26th May, 2013, and for in – service candidates for medical courses on 27th May, 2013.
Answer keys Released 14th May 2013
However, A.S. Srikanth, Chief Executive, COMEDK, said the answer keys to the exam held on 3rd February, 2013, which was attended by 18,713 students, will be published by Tuesday evening. He also said that a few steps may have to be skipped this time to put the procedure back on track.
“The Supreme Court has not extended time for admissions. Usually, we invite objections after publishing the answer keys, then publish the scores and invite objections again. We may have to skip some steps this time,” he said.
CET on track
Officials of the Karnataka Examinations Authority ( KEA ), which conducted the Common Entrance Test ( CET ) for undergraduate professional courses, said the results of the exam conducted on 1st May, 2013, 2nd May, 2013 and 3rd May, 2013 would be announced as scheduled on 27th May, 2013.
RGUHS Undergraduate Exams Postponed again
The timetable of the undergraduate examinations of the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences has been postponed yet again due to the Bharath Bandh called on 20th September, 2012 by the Opposition parties. The exams scheduled on 20th September, 2012will now be held on 22nd September, 2012.
This is the second time that the university has had to postpone the exams. In August, the exams were postponed due to the exodus of students from the north – east states.
Speaking to the press peoples, N.S.Ashok Kumar, Registrar ( Evaluation ), RGUHS, said that the “chain reaction” from the two postponements may have an effect on the declaration of results.
“The 10 – 12 days lost during the first postponement will have its effect on the declaration of results”, he said.
RGUHS PG programme in Oral Biology to be started
The Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences ( RGUHS ) has accorded permission to the Belgaum – based Maratha Mandal’s Nathajirao G. Halgekar Institute of Dental Sciences and Research Centre to start a new postgraduate programme in oral health science.
According to institute Principal Ramakant Nayak, theirs would be the first in the country to offer the programme, which would result in an M.Sc. in oral biology.
New discipline :
Oral biology was a new discipline that focussed on combining research in basic and clinical sciences, which could lead to developing new techniques for diagnosis, prevention and control of oral diseases, he said.
Kishore Bhat, an acclaimed oral microbiologist, would head the department of Oral Biology.
Students with recognised degrees such as BDS or MDS / MBBS, M.Sc. in medical microbiology, genetics or biotechnology are eligible for the course.
RGUHS B. Pharmacy Results
The Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences ( RGUHS ) on 7th December, 2011 announced the results of the final year B. Pharma ( RS2 and RS3 schemes ) examination conducted in August 2011. The results are available on the RGUHS University website www.rguhs.ac.in, according to a RGUHS release.
RGUHS Entrance Test for Admission 2012
RGUHS conducts Entrance Test on 29th January, 2012 for admission to Postgraduate Degree / Diploma Courses for the academic year 2012 – 2013 in Government Medical / Dental College and Govt seats in Private Medical / Dental Colleges of Karnataka by,
Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences,
4th Block, Jayanagar,
Bangalore – 560 041,
For further details refer,
Website : www.rguhs.ac.in / www.rguhspget2012.com.