An unprecedented 1,37,435 applications have been received for the All India Entrance Exam for admission to 150 seats in the MBBS course at the Jawaharlal Institute of Post graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER 2015 ) this year, which will be held on June 7. The All India Entrance Exam for admission to Post Graduate (MD and MS) courses will be conducted on May 31.
JIPMER Results 2015 for the MBBS course is expected to be declared on June 15, and counselling for the same will begin from June 22. PG course results are likely to be declared on June 5, and counselling will begin from June 17. First time that received applications have crossed the 1 lakh mark. Around 85,155 candidates in centres all over the country on June 7th, Sunday appeared for the online entrance test conducted by the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER 2015).
The tests were held for admission to its MBBS course starting in the academic year 2015-2016. Although the first M.B.B.S class has a total of 145 seats the entrance test is confined to fill 127 seats only since the Government of India will nominate 18 candidates for the remaining seats, a spokesperson of JIPMER said. Around 85,155 candidates appeared for the entrance test in 581 centres in 75 cities across India.
The results would be released in the next five to six days after evaluation of answer sheets. After JIPMER was elevated as an institute of national importance in 2008 the intake of MBBS seats had been increased from 75 to 150 seats. Out of the total seats 40 had been reserved for Puducherry residents.
Tremendous boom in number of applications for MBBS seats. This is not just in JIPMER. Our colleagues in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences New Delhi, and other institutes have reported the same. Last year, over 93,000 candidates had taken the MBBS entrance exam in 360 centres in 36 cities, while this year, the MBBS entrance exam will be held in 581centres in 75 cities across India. Around 2,559 applications have been received from Puducherry.
On being asked about plans to increase intake in view of the large number of applicants, Dr. Parija said that JIPMER has many priorities apart from its MBBS course, like increasing focus on kidney and bone marrow transplants. He added that infrastructure and manpower would also be crucial factors in increasing intake. Dr. Mahadevan Subramanian, Dean Academic, JIPMER said that the institute wanted to increase focus on offering specialisation courses.
A total of 18,527 applications were received for the PG courses. From this year, there will be twice-a-year intakes (January and July) for PG courses, and the seats have been increased from 165 to 200. The PG entrance exam will be held in 86 centres in 30 cities. A new course, MD in Emergency Medicine, with 5 seats was introduced last year.
Like last year, the 2 and half hour exam will be a computer-based or online test (single shift). The online mode of exam helps in avoiding errors, said Dr. Subramanian. This year the English component of the exam has been split as logic and quantitative reasoning (10 questions) and English and comprehension (10 questions).
Written by:ChandanaManabadi Results Updated at: 06:53:00