Saturday, March 2, 2013

Karnataka medical, dental PGET tomorrow


On Sunday, 10,977 medical and dental graduates will take the Post Graduate Entrance Test (PGET) 2013 conducted by the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS). 
This comes as the Supreme Court is set to hear the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-Post Graduate (NEET) case.
Addressing a press conference on Friday, Registrar (Evaluation) Dr N S Ashok Kumar said that there was no clarity on whether candidates could use NEET or PGET scores.
No information has been provided by the Medical Council of India over the seat selection and counselling process with regard to NEET. However, the results of PGET will have to be withheld until further orders from the Supreme Court,” he added. The case has been scheduled for hearing on Tuesday.
Dr D Prem Kumar, Registrar, RGUHS, said, “Of the total applications this year, 1,917 are dental candidates while 9,060 are medical candidates.
There are 886 in-service candidates, 3,863 women and 4,311 men candidates who will appear for the entrance test this year which will be held in 9 centers.”
Discussing security measures for the exam, Kumar said that stringent arrangements have been made to thwart malpractices.
“We will install CCTV cameras, mobile jammers and bio metric systems for screening of students. Video cameras will record the opening and closing of question papers at all centres.” 
Trained observers, including police personnel and home guards, would be assigned to ensure no untoward incidents occur.
Vidhan Soudha, Bangalore