Examination to be held again on December 8

A day after canceling the entrance examination for MD/MS courses conducted by PGIMER on November 10, PGI authorities are all set to re-conduct the examination albeit with "caution" this time.

According to PGIMER officials, the examination, which had been canceled following the registration of an FIR by the CBI after some people in the examination hall were found to be leaking the question paper, will now be held in the second week of December and the same admit cards which were used in the earlier examination that was held on November 10, will be valid for this entrance examination as well.

Sources say that most likely the exam will be held on December 8. However, this time, unlike on November 10, the PGIMER authorities have announced that there would be metal detectors and jammers at all examination centres and frisking of the candidates would be done prior to their entry in the centres.

Sources say that for the purpose, PGIMER is going to purchase all the equipment required, including jammers, to ensure that the incident which had put the institute in a bad light, exposing the callous way in which the examination was being conducted, is not repeated.

Sources in PGIMER say that most likely the centres would also remain the same.

However, unlike the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, and other top medical institutes in the country which have their examination centres located in different cities for the candidates, PGIMER has always had centres in Chandigarh alone despite the fact that most of the students appearing for and enrolling in the institute belong to the southern states.

When questioned on the same, Manju Wadwalkar, PGIMER spokesperson, said, "The number of students appearing in MD/MS entrance is less as compared to AIIMS and other institutes."

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