Manipal medico tops RGUHS PG entrance

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BANGALORE: The results for Post Graduate Entrance Test conducted by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) were announced on Tuesday and this time, it was a student from Manipal University, who managed to steal the limelight.

Mohd Shariq, a student of Kasturba Medical College, secured first rank in the PGET medical.

“I knew I’d get a good rank, but rank one has come as a surprise to me,” said Shariq, who is awaiting AIIMS result to finally zero in on his choice of college.

“I am awaiting AIIMS result. I secured eighth rank in ComedK and 185th rank in NEET. After all the results are declared, I will decide which course and college to opt for after consulting my seniors and family members,” said Shariq, a native of Delhi. A movie buff, Sharief is the son of an account manager and a doctor.

When Harish C, a student of MS Ramaiah Medical College, switched on his computer to check his result on Tuesday evening, he literally fell off his chair. For, Harish saw the screen flash a score of 166 in the PGET. “I never expected I’d get the 2{+n}{+d} rank,” says Harish, who has also done well in other exams.

“I secured third rank in ComedK and 40{+t}{+h} rank in NEET. I am more eager to join KEM in Mumbai and take up orthopaedics as my specialization. I have always been inclined to it,” says Harish.

The 23-year-old Bangalorean dabbles in theatre too. “I enjoy dramatics. I am into Kannada classical drama and mad-ad stuff. I was part of the drama team of my college,” says Harish. His father is an armyman and mother, a homemaker.

“I want to spread awareness among people and change their approach towards medicine. They do not mind spending money on anything else but the right treatment. They take the easy way out. People ask whether the test prescribed to them can be skipped if not important. This is a bad attitude and needs to be addressed,” says Harish.

Best friends bag top dental slots

Say cheese to this. Two best friends from the same college ended up bagging the first and second ranks.

Aarti Goel and Mudita Verma were classmates at Manipal College of Dental Sciences. They studied together, shared similar aspirations and have now secured the first and second ranks in the RGUHS entrance test. And it appears, they may pursue their postgraduation too in the same college.

Topper Aarti hails from a family of doctors. She is the 54th doctor in the family, her kin say. She had got a medical seat as well through ComedK. But she preferred the dental seat in Manipal College of Dental Sciences.

“I thought dentistry was a better option for girls. There is fixed timing, no emergencies. And I realized that it was an easier course to pursue,” she said.

Mudita has a similar story to narrate. She chose dentistry despite securing a medical seat in Haryana. “With so few seats available for post-graduation in medicine in the country, I thought it wiser to pick dentistry,” she said.

Aarti secured first rank in the Manipal entrance and fourth rank in ComedK. “I want to join the Government Dental College (GDC) in Bangalore through RGUHS PGET. I wish to take up conservative dentistry and endodontics. I like the theory part of it and enjoy doing it. It’s the most popular subject as most patients consult a dentist for it,” she said. Aarti prefers to set up her own clinic.

Aarti hails from Delhi and is the daughter of an electrical engineer and a homemaker.

Mudita is open to either endodontics or orthodontics in GDC. “I enjoyed these subjects during my internship itself. About 90% of the patients come to you for either of these. Moreover, it’s a vast subject and has lots of branches,” she said. Mudita is from Gurgaon in Haryana and her father is a doctor and mother, a professor.

Counselling from May 23

As many as 8,719 students appeared for PGET medical and 1,835 students appeared for PGET dental, for which the test was conducted by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) in March. Counselling will begin from May 23. As many as 7,548 students have been selected for medical counselling and 1,081 students will appear for dental counselling.

Counselling dates

Dental counselling — May 23, 2013

Medical counselling (for physically disabled and general candidates not in service) – May 24-May 26.

Medical counselling for in-service candidates – May 27

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