What is the fee structure for the Private A and B colleges?
Fee for all Private A colleges is Rs. 80,000 and that of Private B colleges is about Rs. 2 lakh. However, the fee for government colleges is only Rs.15, 000.
If a student invests another year in long term preparation for MBBS seat, are there any chances of the number of seats increasing next year?
Some more medical colleges are likely to come up. Although we cannot say for sure that seats will increase, at least three medical colleges are likely to come up in the State next year.
When will the NEET examination come into force?
The exam will be in force from 2013 and not 2014. But, there is one legal flaw. Article 371 D exempts students of Andhra Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir cannot study in institutions across the country. They can only study in colleges within A.P unless the constitution is amended. So, the admission situation for A.P students will not change because of NEET. It is a no loss, no gain situation for us.
Is it very difficult for MBBS students to get a post-graduate admission?
Although there are about 2,300 post-graduate seats in the State, there is a huge possibility that this number will almost double in the next five years. So it will not be very difficult for students who are to join MBBS now to secure a PG admission.
If you are a domicile of Andhra Pradesh you can only write for central government universities like BHU, AIIMS. Andhra Pradesh students are not eligible to write All India PG entrance examinations for admissions across the country.
What are the future prospects for biotechnology students within the country?
First, a post-graduate degree after completing graduation is essential to excel in the field of Bio-technology. It is a great choice for students who have an aptitude for higher education and research.
What is the number of seats available for students interested in pursuing agriculture courses?
There are 500 seats in the State for graduate course in all categories of agriculture, horticulture etc. for those who have qualified the EAMCET. All colleges are directly under the government agriculture university, there are no affiliations.
Is it advisable to invest a year if a candidate does not secure MBBS seat in the first attempt or is it advisable to join a BDS course?
If a candidate’s performance has consistently been very good and he or she only did not fare well in the EAMCET alone, then it is advisable to invest a year. Else it is the best option to join BDS as there is an acute shortage for MDS doctors in the State. There is a huge scope for candidates who have taken dental sciences, but it is essential to pursue the MDS after BDS.
Is it advisable for students who did not get an MBBS seat in India to study in countries like Russia and Germany?
In foreign countries, the medicine course is seven years as against five years here. And the Medical Council of India (MCI) conducts a screening test to get a registration to practice in India. And merely 25 per cent of the students who have studies abroad clear this screening test. Over 75 per cent take at least three years to clear this exam. Hence, preference should be Indian education.
On what basis do you decide which college to join and how are these colleges graded?
Infrastructure, lab facilities and faculty - all are essential in assessing the merit of a college. Talking to seniors of a particular college is also a viable option.
What is the admission process for OU local students in other regions?
Once a student changes his/ her region, they will become local of that region for P.G admissions.
There is nothing like non-local reservation seats, if the local 15 per cent students are meritorious then those seats would be allotted to them. During admissions, the system specifies NL seats and if a student is willing to opt for such seats, they can choose them.