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Radiology remained the most sought- after subject among toppers on Day 1 of counselling for admission to PG medical courses on Monday, 14th May, 2012. Four of the top 10 students who had turned up, opted for radiology. They included the top two rank-holders: Adarsh K. M. (I rank, from VIMS-Bellary) for Bangalore Medical College; Berton Craig Monteiro (II rank, from KMC Mangalore ) for Mysore Medical College. Adarsh said: I am very happy, my parents are also very happy with my achievement. Radiology is an upcoming field with room for a lot of innovation, said Monteiro. The next popular stream was general medicine; two of the top 10 rank-holders opted for it.
The remaining four from among the top 10 opted for general surgery, orthopaedics, ophthalmology and paediatrics. Among the colleges, seven of the top 10studentsoptedfor Bangalore Medical College, while two chose Mysore Medical College and one J. J. M Medical College, Davanagere. Counselling went on till 9:00 pm in view of heavy showers delaying the arrival of candidates. The first letter granting the seat was issued by medical education minister A. S. Ramdas. We have 80 extra seats this year. Deemed universities are providing 25% additional seats. KLE College from Belgaum and Siddhartha College from Tumkur have still not provided the number of seats they are offering. He also said there is a hike in the surrender fees for a seat because after the all-India PG medical entrance exam and Comed-K, there will be a number of students who surrender their seats. Karnataka has the maximum number of PG medical seats. Progess Meter About 741 PG medical seats are available under the government quota,for which counselling began on Monday, 14th May, 2012. It was restricted to PH (physically handicapped) as well as entrance quotas. While 504 seats are reserved for candidates who take PG Entrance Test (PGET) conducted by RGUHS, 215 seats have been earmarked for in-service candidates and 22 for PH candidates. While 12 candidates appeared for verification of medical records for PH quota seats, 11 were found eligible and only 9 opted for seats. About 6,132 candidates were considered eligible for seats under the PGET quota. By the end of the day, 304 seats were filled under the entrance quota.
Courtesy: Times of India
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