Health Ministry Proposes to Scrap the NEET-PG for MD/MS admission

The Health Ministry of India has decided to do away with the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for admission at Post-Graduate level. The decision is to scrap NEET-PG for admission to MD/MS. It will instead consider the score of MBBS final exam for admission. According to resources, amendments have already been made in the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill. The Cabinet is yet to approve the NMC Bill which has been presented by the Health Ministry.

According to the revised Bill, admission to PG programs will be based on the results of National Exit Test (NEXT). The National Exit Test (NEXT) will now be held as a common entrance test across India. Thus, MBBS graduates will no longer have to take a particular entrance examination to get admission in Post-Graduate courses. However, students seeking admission to PG courses offered by AIIMS and NEET Super Specialty will have to take the respective entrance examination.

Do you know about the Non-degree Programs being offered at IIT Gandhinagar?

Every Engineering aspirant dreams of getting into one of the most prestigious Indian Institute(s) of Technology. But, given the cut-throat competition, only a few students get the chance of turning this dream into a reality. Though, IIT Gandhinagar brings you an opportunity to experience the life of an IITian even if you fail to qualify GATE or JEE. How?

IIT Gandhinagar offers admission to non-degree and part-time non-degree programs. Students currently enrolled in any recognized university of India or abroad can seek admission to the non-degree programs. Admission to these courses are for both semesters, Semester I (August – September) and Semester II (January – April). Through these programs, the student can complete a semester of his/her academic discipline in IITGN. These students can conduct research or take course for credits during their session in IITGN. The aim of the program is to move IITs towards “inclusivity and transparency”. The students also receive a certificate at the completion of their course at IITGN.

Criteria for admission to Non-degree Programs:

Students of any recognized university, sponsored by the university can apply for admission to non-degree programs in IITGN.

Criteria for admission to Part-time Non-degree programs:

Students who have a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Master’s degree in Science or Humanities are eligible for admission to part-time non-degree courses offered by IITGN.

Interested students can visit at official site for further details.

10 lesser known facts about IIT JEE

JEE is an All India Level examination for admission to prestigious institutes like IITs, NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs. JEE, considered to be one of the toughest exams consists of JEE Main and JEE Advanced. Every year, lakhs of engineering aspirants sit for JEE to get into the best institutes for engineering.

Some lesser known facts about IIT JEE:

  1. The first IIT, IIT Kharagpur launched in 1951, but the examination for entrance started in 1955.
  2. 1961 benchmarks the beginning of the IIT-JEE examination.
  3. The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) as we now know it was earlier known as Common Entrance Examination (CEE).
  4. India’s first woman metallurgist graduated from IIT Bombay in 1981.
  5. In 1998, JEE terminated the English paper as a part of the entrance examination.
  6. Till 2005, JEE was an amalgamation of subjective and objective questions. From 2006 onward, JEE became an “objective-type test”.
  7. As per the decision taken by MHRD in 2017, over 800 supernumerary seats have been allotted for female candidates in 23 IITs, and the decision is an attempt to increase female enrollment in IITs from 8 to 20 percent by 2020.
  8. As per the new guidelines, JEE Main exam would be conducted twice a year. Though, it is upon the aspirants whether they want to take both the attempts or not.
  9. As per the “Eligibility for appearing in JEE (Main) – 2019” clause, a candidate gets to take JEE Main for three consecutive years.
  10. NTA has established Test Practice Centers (TPCs) to help candidates become familiarized with taking Computer Based Tests (CBTs). TPCs will provide free mock-tests to JEE Main and JEE Advanced candidates who can register themselves on the NTA website or the NTA app.