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100 Super speciality seats lay vacant this year

CHENNAI: In spite of the acute shortage of specialists like cardiac surgeons and oncologists, several super-specialty seats across the country , including nearly 100 in state-run colleges of Tamil Nadu, will remain vacant in 2017, with the Supreme Court declining to further extend the September 14 deadline for admission.

This would mean the country may find it challenging to tackle the increasing demand for such specialists amid the increasing incidence of heart diseases, cancers and strokes. The crores of rupees spent by governments and private colleges on each super specialty course may also go waste.

In TN, only eight of the 22 state-run colleges have super specialty courses.

Now, there are 99 seats vacant -53 in Madras Medical College, 14 in Kilpauk Medical College, 11in Stanley Medical College, nine in Madurai Medical College, five in Thanjavur Medical College, six in Tirune

lveli Medical College and one in Chengalpet Medical College.


"We have lost 15 seats each in cardiothoraci…

Official Announcement - NEET PG 2018 - Single Session with Negative Marking

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500 superspeciality seats lay vacant in Telangana

Hyderabad: Karimnagar TRS MP B. Vinod Kumar has written to Union health minister J.P. Nadda requesting extension of the counselling deadline for Neet-super-speciality courses up to October 17, as more than 500 seats are vacant after the second round of the counselling. He said only 1,141 students had reported to colleges for 1,969 seats for DM/M.Ch. courses. Some petitioners have moved the Supreme Court seeking more time to fill the vacant seats. Dr T. Senthil Nathan, a petitioner and aspirant from Chennai, said, “Advocate Kapil Sibal argued for mop-up counselling for private colleges. In the mop-up counselling, only students who did not get seats in the first two rounds can participate.” He said the vacancies arose as many candidates blocked seats but did not join.

Aspirants from Telangana state had approached the directorate general of health services to conduct counselling or to task the Kaloji Narayana Rao University of Health Sciences and Dr NTR University of Health Sciences wi…

CMC Vellore has only one MBBS student this year

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The Christian Medical College (CMC) in Vellore has decided to suspend admissions to its MBBS and super specialities courses for 2017-2018 as it is unable to follow its established admission process after the NEET became operational.

It will admit just one candidate in MBBS and one student in super specialities owing to prior commitments. As a result, 99 seats in MBBS and 61 in the super specialities will not be filled, the CMC’s Council decided on Saturday.

The move is seen as a consequence of the post-NEET scenario where the government decreed that all admissions to medical courses would be filled up through single window counselling on the basis of NEET marks.



The MBBS course will be run for a single student, a Central Government nominee who happens to be the son of a martyr this year, and a single candidate will be admitted to the DM Cardiology, as mandated by a Supreme Court order earlier this year, explained Sunil Chandy, Director, CMC.

PG admissions to 182 courses were filled up as…

Ensure no agitation against NEET: SC to TN govt.

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New Delhi, Sep 8 (PTI) The Supreme Court today directed the Tamil Nadu government to ensure that no agitation takes place in the state over the NEET examination issue.

The apex court directed that anybody involved in any kind of activity that stalls normal life of citizens in the state should be booked under the appropriate law.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra passed the direction observing that the NEET examination had already been upheld by the apex court.


"As an interim measure, it is directed that it shall be the obligation of the chief secretary and principal secretary of Tamil Nadu to ensure that no agitation takes place in relation to the NEET examination that has been upheld by this court," the bench, also comprising A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, said.

The top court issued notice to Tamil Nadu government on a plea seeking a direction to the state to maintain law and order situation and ensure that no agitation, strike or protest by political parties or…

AIIMS PG Jan 2018 session notification

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Arrests made in NEET cheating scam

Five engineers, including the supervisor of an examination centre in Chandigarh, where the National Eligibility and Entrance Test was held in December last year, have been arrested for allegedly hacking the examination server after installing a software called Ammyy Admin.

The examination is held to admit students into postgraduate medical courses. As first reported by The Indian Express in April, Delhi Police had discovered that servers were hacked to help some students cheat in the exam, following which three persons were arrested.

Sources said one of the accused, Ankur Mishra, a mechanical engineer and a site supervisor of Indo Global College of Engineering in Chandigarh, surrendered before a Delhi court a few days ago. “He had been absconding for over a month after being called in for questioning. After the arrest of three arrested persons — Abhishek Singh, Atul Vats and Hansu — police had called him for questioning. But after appearing twice, he started avoiding police. The court …

Prometric not to conduct NEET PG 2017 after the hacking scam

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New Delhi, Sep 1 : The US-based company Prometric Testings that until now conducted the National Eligibility and Entrance Test Post Graduate (NEET-PG) has said it will not be conducting the winter exam in 2017.

The National Board of Examinations (NBE) and Prometric have mutually agreed to part ways, the company said in a statement on Friday.

The NBE will now look for a new partner to conduct the November-December examination for the NEET-PG.

Introduced in December 2012, NEET-PG is an eligibility-cum-ranking examination prescribed as the single entrance examination to various MD/MS and PG Diploma Courses as per Section (10) of Indian Medical Council Act 1956.

As the testing partner, Prometric administered more than 400,000 NEET-PG exams to students over the last six years. However, in July the testing company admitted to Delhi Police that their software “can be breached”.

The November-December exam would have been the last administration in its partnership. However, following students…