Punjab To Hold Its Own Medical PG Entrance

Starting this year, the Government of Punjab has decided to hold its own examination to fill PG medical seats.
Since a couple of years, it was the All India Post Graduate  Medical Entrance Examination (AIPGMEE) that students had to pass to get PG seats in the state medical colleges. However, it was observed that few students from Punjab were able to meet this criteria, resulting in the seats being occupied by students from other states.
Recently, a meeting, attended by representatives of Punjab’s different medical colleges and other educational institutions, was held in which the chairperson was Husan Lal, Secretary, Medical Education. Soon, Mr Lal announced the decision to hold separate PG entrance exam and said that the decision was taken after consultation with principals of state medical colleges.
In December last year, the AIPGMEE was held for the new academic session but now, those results would be used to fill 50% of the PG seats while the remaining 50% would be filled as per the results of the new exam.
News of this decision has been welcomed warmly by the state’s doctors’ associations who believe that this would help in protecting the rights and careers of their fraternity.
This move comes just a few weeks after the Punjab Government decided to conduct its own entrance test for admission to MBBS and BDS courses in the state’s colleges instead of continuing with the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT).
The dates of the separate PG entrance exam by the state government and other details would be announced soon.

However, the central govt. has requested Punjab govt. to keep on hold its plan of conducting state PG exam as it had already given consent for using NBE-conducted AIPGMEE scores.

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