New admission criteria for MBBS courses
The government is planning to make some useful changes in the admission criteria for medical courses. A proposal has been prepared by the HRD ministry to bring some changes in under graduate admission process at Delhi University for Bachelor of medicine, Bachelor of surgery (MBBS) and Bachelor of dental surgery (BDS).
Presently, all aspirants who want to take admission in DU run medical colleges have to submit their ranking of the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT). Therefore, all the students who appear in AIPMT 2012 will be eligible to apply to all DU colleges. A candidate can apply to DU colleges such as- Lady Hardinge Medical College, Maulana Azad Medical College and University College of Medical Sciences - for medicine, and the Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences for dentistry.
As per Dinesh Singh, Vice-Chancellor, DU, the government’s decision to scrap the undergraduate entrance exam for MBBS and BDS programmes will help students and reduce their stress. He said, “We have also written a letter to Vineet Joshi, chairman, CBSE, in this regard.”
This year the AIPMT exam will be conducted on 1st April, 2012 by Central Board of Secondary Education. The exam will have two parts the preliminary round which will be held on 1st April, 2012 and the final round will be held on 13th May.
Joshi said, "We have no objection if DU wishes to admit students into its MBBS and BDS colleges based on AIPMT scores, but the university will have to take permission from the Supreme Court for the same."