Staff Reporter

7,204 students have applied for the test

BANGALORE: With the Supreme Court giving its nod for its postgraduate entrance test, the Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (COMEDK) is all set to conduct its PGET for admission to its member medical and dental colleges here on Sunday.

The test will be conducted in 12 centres across the city. A total of 7,204 students had applied for the test. Of them, 4,603 students will take the test for medical postgraduate courses while 2,601 candidates will appear for the entrance examination for dental postgraduate courses.

As per the apex court order, officials from the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) are expected to oversee the conduct of the test as observers. They will record the proceedings and report it to the Venkataraman Committee overseeing professional college admissions. Among the PGET centres for medical courses are M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, Ambedkar Medical College, M.S. Ramaiah College of Arts, Science and Commerce, M.E.S. College of Arts and Science, K.L.E.'s Nijalingappa College, Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College and M.E.S. College of Teachers' Education.

The test centres for postgraduate dental courses are M.E.S. Kishore Kendra, City College, Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering, R.V. Dental College and M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology.

As per the regulations of statutory bodies, the minimum percentage of marks in the entrance test for eligibility for admission to postgraduate courses would be 50 per cent for general category candidates and 40 per cent for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes. Twenty-nine unaided, private medical and dental colleges affiliated to COMEDK, across the State, offer various courses in medical and dental studies at the postgraduate level. The courses offered at the postgraduate level include both degree and diploma programmes.