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TIME TO APPLY: The entrance test for admissions to postgraduate medical (degree/disploma) courses in Government Medical Colleges in Kerala will be held on February 11. - PHOTO.S. MAHINSHA
TIME TO APPLY: The entrance test for admissions to postgraduate medical (degree/disploma) courses in Government Medical Colleges in Kerala will be held on February 11. - PHOTO.S. MAHINSHA

Medical PG entrance testThe Commissioner for Entrance Examinations has invited applications for the entrance examination for admissions to the Postgraduate Medical (Degree/Diploma) courses in Government Medical Colleges in Kerala. Recognised MBBS degree holders who will complete compulsory rotatory resident internship on or before March 31 are eligible to apply for the test. Admission will be given only after obtaining registrations of TC Medical Council. Age limit is 45 years for general candidates. Applicants should be Indian citizens of Kerala origin.The test will be held on February 11 in Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam and Kozhikode. It will consist of two papers each of two hours duration and having 150 objective-type (multiple-choice) questions each.Application form and prospectus will be available in the website Application form is common for general and service candidates. A demand draft for Rs.800, drawn on a nationalised bank in favour of the Commissioner for Entrance Examination payable at Thiruvananthapuram should be enclosed along with the application form and submitted to the Commissions for Entrance Examination, Housing Board Building, Santhi Nagar, Thiruvananthapuram 695 001, on or before January 21.The duration of postgraduate course is three years and two years for PG diploma courses. Annual tuition fee for PG degree course is Rs.18,150 and for PG diploma course Rs.15,100.Total number of seats available for both courses in Government Medical Colleges in Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Alappuzha and Thrissur are as follows:

Postgraduate courses

MD Anaesthesia (9 Seats), Biochemistry (2), Forensic medicine (2) Dermatology, Veneriology and Leprosy (6), General medicine (20), Microbiology (2), Pathology (5), Pharmacology (4), Physiology (3), Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (3), Paediatrics (9), Psychiatry (3), Radiodiagnosis (5), Radiotherapy (1), Community Medicine (2), T.B and Respiratory Diseases (5) MS - Obstetrics & Gynaecology (13), Anatomy (4), Otorhinolaryngology (3), General Surgery (21) Ophthalmology (5), Orthopaedics (5). Total 133 seats

PG Diploma

Anaesthesia (11), Child Health (13), Clinical Pathology (9), Dermatology (1), Laryngology and Otology (8), DMRD (3), DMRT (3), Obstetrics and gynaecology (23), Ophthalmology (7), Orthopaedics (10) Physical Medicine and rehabilitation (6), Psychiatric Medicine (2), Public Health (6), DTED (4). Total seats 106.More information can be had from the website Research Institute entrance testThe Forest Research Institute (FRI) (Deemed University) Dehradun - 248 145, has invited applications for its admission test to be conducted on May 14 for the following courses:M.Sc. Forestry (25 seats). Eligibility - Three years' Bachelors degree in Science with at least one of the subjects - botany, chemistry, geology, mathematics, physics, zoology or B.Sc. in Agriculture or Forestry.M.Sc. Wood Science and Technology (25 seats). Eligibility three years bachelors degree with physics, mathematics and chemistry as subjects or B.Sc. in Forestry.M.Sc. Environment management (25 seats). Eligibility three years bachelors degree in any branch of basic or applied science or Bachelors Degree in Forestry or Agriculture or BE/B.Tech. in Environmental SciencePG Diploma in Natural Resource Management (15 seats) (1 year). Eligibility - M.Sc. in any disciplinePG Diploma in Management of Non-Wood Forest Product (22 seats) (1 year). Eligibility - M.Sc. in Botany, Zoology, Forestry, Chemistry.Applicants who have obtained at least 50 per cent marks (SC / ST students require only 45 per cent) in the qualifying examination alone are eligible for admission to all the above courses.Test centres will include Coimbatore, Bangalore, Delhi, Lucknow, Ranchi, Dehradun, Jabalpur, Jodhpur, Shimla and Kolkata. Application form and information bulletin can be obtained by post by sending a bank draft for Rs.450 payable at Dehradun in favour of Registrar, FRI (Deemed University), POIPE, Kulagarh, Dehradun - 248 195. Application form and other details may also be downloaded from the website Last date for receiving completed applications is April 7.



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