Is counselling for medical and dental courses an online one?Dr. NTR-UHS conducts online counselling with the technical support of Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education. Last year, counselling was only at Hyderabad, Vijayawada and Tirupati. This year it will be in six centres. Notification will be issued by Monday.Can BiPC students join Biotechnology courses?From this year onwards, there is no chance for BiPC students to join B Tech Biotechnology. Only MPC students are allowed to join this course.Why did AICTE disallow BiPC students from joining B.Tech Biotechnology course?B.Tech Biotechnology is essentially a technical course, though dealing with biological subjects. Hence, the decision to allow only MPC students. What is the difference between the role of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and Pharmacy Council of India (PCI)?AICTE is mainly concerned about infrastructure in the colleges, including pharmacy colleges, whereas PCI prescribes syllabus for pharmacy colleges.How many pharmacy colleges in our State have PCI approval?The PCI's approval comes only in the final year of a course. Not more than 30 to 40 colleges out of the total 85 in the State have the PCI approval.I heard that the Medical Council of India (MCI) has de-recognised some 13 colleges in our State. Is it okay to join any of them?It is not advisable to join in such colleges. But there is still some time before the counselling starts. One can wait for the MCI's final decision.Can one pursue medical education in China?Even if one gets a medical degree from a Chinese university, one will have to clear a screening test conducted by the MCI. For PG courses, such students become non-locals.What are the problems of pursuing a degree in medicine in China?Though infrastructure of medical colleges is excellent in China, the main problem will be language. The English spoken by the Chinese is not understood by Indians, and Indian students are expected to converse in Mandarin, which is one of the most difficult languages to learn.How to get a full list of medical colleges in Andhra Pradesh?Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences has published a booklet with full details of all colleges and seats, which is available for Rs. 20.Some deemed universities in Tamil Nadu are offering B.Tech courses. Is it okay to join them?A struggle is going on between AICTE and deemed universities in Tamil Nadu, and the result can't be guessed. It is better to join B. Tech in any college that is affiliated to a well-known university such as Anna University.Are bio-medical engineering and bioinformatics courses offered in Andhra Pradesh?These courses are available only for MPC students.Is it advisable to pursue MBA after doing B. Pharmacy?It will be an excellent combination, as pharmacy companies look for people who have technical as well as managerial skills.What are the opportunities after completing M. Pharmacy?Pharmacy is a top rated course in the U.S. Many students are leaving for abroad for lucrative careers.What specialisations are available after doing a Bachelor in Veterinary Science course?There are 17 specialisations in all. Veterinary University conducts its own entrance test for PG courses. In addition, institutions like IVRI and ICAR too conduct entrance tests.