Government of Punjab
Department of Medical Education & Research
SUBJECT: Admission to Post Graduate Degree/Diploma courses and Six month training in Ultrasonography in the Health Sciences Educational Institutions (Medical/Dental) in the State of Punjab- Session 2019.
1. The Government of Punjab is pleased to notify policy for admissions to Post Graduate Degree/Diploma courses and six month training in Ultrasonography,“The Fundamentals in Abdomino-Pelvic Ultrasonography: Level one for MBBS Doctors”, in the Health Sciences Educational Institutions (Medical/Dental) in the State of Punjab for the year 2019.
2. All admissions of Govt. and Private Institutions, including Private/ Deemed Universities and Minority Institutions, shall be based on merit of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Post Graduate) (NEET-PG-2019).
3. The eligibility criteria and other conditions shall be as prescribed in Information Bulletin for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Post Graduate) for admission to MD/MS/Post Graduate Courses 2019 issued by National Board of Examinations, New Delhi.
4. The Government of Punjab is further pleased to authorize Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS), Faridkot to conduct centralized counselling for admission to 50% State Quota seats in Govt. Colleges and all seats in Private Medical / Dental Colleges, including Private/ Deemed Universities and Minority Institutions of the State of Punjab, on the basis of Merit of NEET-PG 2019 as per procedure laid down by MCI/DCI. The process and schedule of counselling shall be decided by Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot. The details shall be published by the BFUHS, Faridkot. (www.bfuhs.ac.in)
5. One year compulsory rotatory internship is an essential prequalification for acquiring eligibility for admission to Post Graduate courses and the candidate should be registered with the State Medical Council/Dental Council. The cut off date for completion of Internship shall be 31st March 2019, However, the condition of one year Compulsory Rotatory Internship is not applicable to those candidates who have been specifically exempted.
6. A candidate who, after passing the final qualifying examination (MBBS/BDS or the foreign Medical/Dental Degree recognized by GOI/MCI/DCI), is undergoing 12-month compulsory rotatory Internship/practical training and is likely to complete the same by 31st March 2019 shall be eligible for admission provided he/she completes the compulsory rotatory Internship and obtains provisional or permanent registration. Such a candidate shall produce a certificate from the Head of Institution that he/she will be completing internship by 31st March 2019.
7. The Committee headed by VC, BFUHS, Faridkot and comprising of Principals of Colleges shall decide about the seat distribution and the same will be displayed by the University at its official website www.bfuhs.ac.in.
8. Any candidate who has taken admission in previous session in MD I MS I PG courses shall be eligible for fresh admission in new MD I MS / PG courses as a fresh candidate based on basis of result of NEET I PG. However, in case a candidate was admitted previously and drops out or leaves the Post Graduate Degree/Diploma course in between and seeks a fresh admission, the candidate shall have to deposit fee for full course (3 years for degree & 2 years for diploma course).
9. A Candidate having completed P.G. diploma, shall be eligible to apply for Postgraduate Degree course.
10. The schedule of admission process i.e. commencement of classes, cut off date, etc. shall be as declared by the Medical Council of India I Dental Council of India.
11. The application for admissions, complete in all respect shall be submitted to the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, Punjab. BFUHS may fix and charge fee for Prospectus, Application Fee etc. as approved the Government of Punjab.
12. A candidate from reserve category shall have the right to compete for admission in open merit or general category seats as per his/her merit the day of counselling and candidate so selected shall not be counted towards admission in the reserve category. A combined merit list and separate merit lists of each category shall also be prepared and displayed on the website of the University.
13. In case of any dispute in distribution of seats for all the institutions situated in the State of Punjab, Director Research & Medical Education, Punjab shall be the appellate authority.
14. ADMISSION COMMITTEES: In the overall supervision of Vice Chancellor of Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, the following committees are constituted for holding counseling and finalizing the admissions:
|i||Registrar, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, Punjab.||Chairman|
1. Govt. Medical College, Amritsar,
|lii||Representative of Department of Welfare||Member|
|Iv||Representative of Department of Social Security||Member|
Admission Committee for Dental Colleges:
Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot,
1. Govt. Dental College, Patiala,
|Iii||Representative of Department of Welfare||Member|
|Iv||Representative of Department of Social Security||Member|
15. Distribution of seats in Government institutions (Govt. Medical/Dental College, Amritsar & Patiala, GGS Medical College, Faridkot.)
15.1 In the Govt. Institutions, 50% of the total seats shall be filled by the Government of India at All India level: and remaining 50% seats shall be filled at the State level as State Quota seats.
15.2 All the State quota seats ( i.e. 50% of total PG seats) in a college would be distributed as under:-
|i) General Category –||60%|
|ii) SC Category –||25%|
|iii) BC Category –||10%|
|iv) Persons with disabilities –||5%|
The seats earmarked for General and Physically disabled categories would be reserved by way of Institutional Preference i.e. the candidates who have passed their qualifying examination from BFUHS, Faridkot. The State of domicile is irrelevant.
The reservation for Schedule Castes and Backward Class candidates is 25% and 10% i.e. total 35%. The SC and BC lists are State specific and accordingly these candidates have to be the domicile of Punjab only, irrespective of the University from which they have passed their qualifying examination.
PCMS doctors covered under Para – 15.3 of the notification, whether they have passed their qualifying examination from BFUHS, Faridkot or any other university located in Punjab or any other university located outside Punjab, will be eligible to be considered under this category.
15.3 For In-service candidates (PCMS/PCMS Dental) incentive shall be granted upto 30% of total marks obtained in NEET PG 2019 as per the provision of Post Graduate Medical Education Regulations 2000 of MCI who fulfills the eligibility criteria as mentioned is clause 15.4.1(a).
15.4 Eligibility criteria for Incentive Category:-
15.4.1 For in-service Regular PCMS/ PCMS (Dental) doctors (Incentive Category) :-
a) The Eligibility requirements for grant of incentive (of 30% marks) shall be as under:
i. Regular PCMS/ PCMS (Dental) employee, and
ii. Has completed 4 full years (48 months) service in very difficult (Category- D) area or 6 full years (72 months) service in difficult (Category C) area or an appropriate combination of both. In case of candidates who have completed 5 full years (60 months) of service (as on 01-01-2012), they should have completed 2 full years (24 months) of service in most difficult areas or 3 full years (36 months) of service in difficult areas. Very difficult (Category D)l Difficult (Category C)/ Most Difficult/ Difficult area, as the case may be, shall be as defined by Department of Health & Family Welfare, Government of Punjab.
iii. RMOs once they are selected in PCMS/ PCMS (Dental), will be given benefits of rural service rendered by them as RMOs under ZilaParishad.
iv. Has cleared the probation period, and
v. Has Good service record, and
vi. Has no vigilance/departmental/disciplinary inquiry pending against him/her, and
vii. Will have 10 years of service left after completion of the course.
(b) The period of rural service shall be computed as on 31st March, 2019.
(c) Adhoc service rendered in respective category will be counted for the purpose of computing the stipulated period.
(d) “PCMS/PCMS Dental in-service candidates will, alongwith application, submit a Certificate duly authenticated and signed by the Civil Surgeon regarding length of service, length of rural service and number of years of service left after completion of PG course and that no Departmental or Vigilance Inquiry is pending against the candidate and that based on this Certificate, the Department of Health & Family Welfare will grant eligibility certificate for participation in counselling for PG admission.
(e) Once this Eligibility Certificate is granted to a candidate by the Department of Health & Family Welfare, the candidate shall, subject to other conditions mentioned above, be eligible for submitting an application under the ‘incentive category’ and for counseling for admissions to PG courses. However, upon selection for admission to PG courses, the candidate would be required to furnish an ‘Indemnity Bond’ as mentioned in sub-para (f) below. After submission of ‘Indemnity Bond by a candidate, Department of Health & Family Welfare would issue him NOC for admission and the candidate would stand relieved from the Department of Health & Family Welfare.
(f) All in service doctors shall have to submit a bond of Rs. 50 lakhs to serve the Punjab Government for a period of 10 years after completion of Post Graduate degree course or bond of Rs. 25 lakhs to serve the Punjab Government for a period of 6 years after completion of Post Graduate Diploma course. If the candidate fails to do so he/she shall have to deposit the bond money with the Government
(g) In-Service PCMS doctors of incentive category would get full pay (minus NPA) as per instructions No. 27/35/15-5H2/447931/1 dated 26.03.2015 of the Department of Health & Family Welfare, Punjab.
15 4.2 Candidates other than in service PCMS / PCMS (Dental) doctors (incentive category)
(A) PCMS I PCMS (Dental) candidates:
i) In-service PCMS I PCMS (Dental) doctors candidates who are eligible for 30% incentive marks would be covered in clause 15.4.1 above. Other in-service PCMS I PCMS (Dental) candidates are also eligible to apply for PG Degree/ Diploma courses. The eligibility conditions are that the PCMS doctors (a) should have a good service record, (b) No charge sheet or departmental / vigilance enquiry is pending under rule 18 of the Punjab Civil Service Rules, 1970 and (c) No challan has been submitted in the judicial courts regarding criminal cases. There would be no requirement of minimum rural service.
(ii) These candidates would also require verification of service and eligibility, certificate as explained in para 15.4.1 (d) and indemnity bond and NOC as explained in para 15.4.1 (e). As per instructions of ‘ the Department of Health & Family Welfare, they would be required to serve the department for 3 years and 5 years after completion of diploma and • degree course respectively. They would also execute indemnity bond of Rs. 10 lakhs and Rs. 15 lakhs in respect of diploma and degree course, and this amount would be forfeited in the event of their failure to complete the service of 3 years and 5 years respectively.(iii) Such PCMS / PCMS (Dental) doctors will not get any salary and will complete the diploma I degree course at their own expenses. However, they would be entitled to fixed emoluments/stipend as ’ determined by the Punjab Government from time to time.
(B) Other doctors :
(i) This category would include doctors working in other departments namely Rural Medical Officers (RMOs) in the Department of Rural Development, doctors in Municipal Corporations under the Department of Local Bodies, doctors serving in various Boards &Corporations of Punjab Government and fresh candidates.
(ii) Doctors who are serving in Boards and Corporations and other Departments will be allowed to participate in the counselling only after they produce NOC from their employer. Doctors would be required to abide by the terms and conditions of the NOC issued to them by their respective employers. These doctors would get fixed emoluments I stipend as determined by the Punjab Government from time to time.
(iii) Doctors who are not employed in other Departments, Boards & Corporations of the Punjab Government and other fresh candidates, would be required to submit an indeminity bond of Rs. 15 lakhs to serve the Punjab Government for a period of 2 years after completion of diploma I degree course. This clause will not be applicable in case the offer is not given by the Punjab Government within a period of one year of passing of the PG examination.
The candidate will inform the Punjab Government that he/ she has passed PG examination. Failure to serve the Punjab Government for a period of two years will lead to recovery of bond money by the Punjab Government. These doctors would get fixed emoluments I stipend as determined by the Punjab Government from time to time for the complete course.”
15.4.3 For All India quota candidates
All India quota candidates shall submit a bond of Rs. 10 Lakhs to serve the State of Punjab for one year after completion of Post Graduate course. All other conditions would remain the same as for State quota candidates.
|Persons with disabilities||5%|
The reservation of physically challenged persons shall be as per the provision of Right of Persons with Disability Act-2016.
Note: 1. The availability of seats for reservation shall be as per hundred point roster being maintained category wise/ subject wise/ institution wise.
Note: 2. All the certificate! shall be as per latest instructions issued by the Government of Punjab.
15.6 Fee structure for the Government Institutions for the year 201922 is as under (as per notification No. 5/14/2015-5HB 111/1040 dated 21.05.2015):- –
|Sr. No.||Name of Course||Year||Fee per year I (Rs. In lacs)|
|MD/MS (Clinical)/ MDS*
|2.||MD/MS (Basic Sciences)||1st Year||1.00|
16. Admissions in Private institutions/Universities:
16.1 Distribution of seats :-
Distribution of Seats in the following private institutions/universities would be as under:-
(a) Dayanand Medical College (DMC), Ludhiana:
Open Merit Category (Govt. Quota) – 50%
Management Quota 50% out of which NRI quota upto 15%
(b) Christian Medical College(CMC) and
Christian Dental Cotlege(CDC), Ludhiana:
Christian Medical College and Christian Dental College Ludhiana have been categorized as Christian Minority institutions and Hon’ble Supreme Court in its order dated 09.08.2004 and final order dated 02.12.2010 in Writ Petition (Civil) No. 357 of 2004 allowed them to make admissions as per the procedure followed by them for more than 25 years till 2002-2003.
(c) Sri Guru Ram Das University of Health Sciences, Amritsar:
General Quota 50% out of which NRI quota upto 7.5%
Sikh Minority Quota 50% out of which NRI quota upto 7.5%
(d) Adesh University of Health Sciences & Research, Bathinda:
Distribution of seats shall be as provided in The Adesh University Act, 2012 and in their statutes. 85% seats are earmarked for bonafide residents of Punjab and 15 % seats earmarked for candidates of other states. For P.G. course seats, no reservation based on place of domicile is allowed as per orders of Supreme Court of India and High Courts . Accordingly, Adesh University can admit 50% students from Institutional Preference and 50% from open category. For G0% Institutional Quota, the admissions shall be made from candidates who have done MBBS from
Adesh University Bathinda. Remaining 50% seats shall be filled up from among other students who have done MBBS from universities other than Adesh University Bathinda. There is no provision of NRI quota In the statutes of the University as such there shall be no quota for NRI candidates.
16.2 Reservation in Private Instltutions:-
(a) Reservation; shall be as follows:-
|i) SC Category –||25%|
|ii) BC Category –||10%|
|iii) Physically disabled –||5%|
As per 2006 Act the reservation would be both in Government quota and Management quota. Accordingly, it is clarified that in DMC, Ludhiana the reservation would be both in Government and Management quota. As regards CMC & CDC, Ludhiana and SGRD University, Amritsar, the reservation would only be in ‘Open Category quota’. As far as Adesh University is concerned, the reservation shall be in all the 100% seats.
The Scheduled castes and Backward classes candidates have to be domicile from Punjab irrespective of University I college from where they have graduated. The persons with physical disability will have no such restriction.
(b) Institutional Preference:
After earmarking the seats for Scheduled Castes and Backward classes as explained in para- (a) above, the remaining seats in Government Quota/Open Quota in DMC, Ludhiana, CMC & CDC, Ludhiana and SGRD University, Amritsar shall be reserved for General Category and Physically Disabled categories by way of Institutional Preference i.e., for the candidates who have passed out MBBS from BFUHS Faridkot (in respect of DMC, Ludhiana and CMC &CDC, Ludhiana) and SGRD University respectively.
As regards Adesh University, Bathinda, after earmarking the seats for SC and BC out of 50% of the seats, all the remaining seats shall be reserved by way of Institutional preference i.e. for candidates who have passed out MBBS from Adesh University, Bathinda.
The remaining seats in management quota/minority quota and 50% seats in Adesh University, Bathinda shall be filled Up on all India basis.
If adequate number of Institutional Preference (IP) candidates are not available in a University, then IP candidates from other two universities can be admitted based however, on their own merit.
16.3 NRI Seats
As explained in para 16.1 above, private institutions and universities have been allowed upto 15% NRI seats of total seats. Detailed distribution has also been explained in Para 16.1 above. These seats shall be filled on the basis of merit in NEET-PG-2019, in order of preference as under:-
Category I: NRIs/Children of NRI who originally belonged to the State of Punjab.
Category II: NRIsI Children of NRI who originally belonged to an Indian State other than Punjab.
(a) Under this policy Non-Resident Indian means a person of Indian origin, whether holding an Indian Passport or Foreign Passport, who is either permanently or temporarily settled outside India and in either case:
(i) For or on taking up employment outside India ; or
(ii) For carrying on a business or vocation outside India; or
(iii) For any other purpose, in such circumstances, as would indicate his intention to stay outside India for an uncertain period;
For ascertaining the eligibility relevant documents including Foreign Country Passport or Green Card or Permanent Resident Card or Proof of Residency of Foreign country issued by competent authority or OCI/PIO Card issued by the Government of India shall be taken into consideration.
(b) If sufficient number of candidates under first category is eligible and available then they will be admitted first even if students under subsequent category are higher in merit.
(c) The leftover seats in the NRI quota in private institutions will go to management quota and shall be filled on merit based upon the NEET-PG-2019.
(d) Candidates applying under NRI category must get eligibility certificate from BFUHS, Faridkot.
(e) The NRI students will have to give a Bank Guarantee I Surety Bond for the balance of fee, if they opt to pay the fee in instalments on annual basis proportionately.
(f) Any misrepresentation, false information, fake documentation and impersonation for securing admission shall be punishable under the relevant provisions of Indian Penal Code and other applicable laws along-with cancellation of admission.
(g) Availability of NRI seats shall be as per roster maintained subject-wise by each Private College.
17. Fee Structure in Private Institutions/Universities::
17.1 Dayanand Medical College (DMC), Ludhiana, Christian Medical College (CMC) & Christian Dental College (CDC), Ludhiana and Sri Guru Ram ‘ Das University of Health Sciences (SGRDUHS), Amritsar, DeshBhagat University:
Fee structure in these Institutions/Universities as per Notification No. 5/14/2015-5HB III/844 dated 07.05.2015 for the year 2019 is as under:-
|Sr. No.||Name of Course||Fee per year (in Rs.)||NRI seats fee for full course in US$|
|2||MD/MS (Basic Sciences)||2,60,000||20,000|
17.2 Adesh University, Bathinda :
Fee in Adesh University, Bathinda for PG courses will be determined as per the Adesh University Act, 2012 and unless and until, eitherAdesh University Act, 2012 or the 2006 Act are amended, the status quo ante shall be maintained.
18. Schedule of Fee
i) Tuition fee for six month shall be paid to Registrar, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot.
ii) If candidate is shifted from one College to another in the subsequent Counselling, the fee shall be refunded/ adjusted after completion of
the admission process. The University shall refund I adjust the foe within 30 days.
iii) The fee shall be payable on six month basis and the institutes shall not insist the candidate to deposit fee of the entire course in advance.
iv) Hostel fee and security advance (Annual and provisional) for private institutes.
a. Non Air Conditioned Independent Room: Rs.16,500/- per year for the First year (Maximum) for single bedroom. This fee may be hiked by maximum upto 5% for each subsequent year.
b. Special Room (Attached bathroom and AC): Rs.26,400/- per year (Maximum). This fee may be hiked by maximum upto 10% for each subsequent year.
c. Security Advance Rs.27,500/- or its equivalent (refundable in the shape of demand draft.) w
d. Mess charges- Actual and to be managed by the students.
e. These charges are exclusive of electricity and water charges but inclusive of every other charge. All charges shall be levied from students on six monthly basis.
v) The fee for six month will be collected on the spot by the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot on behalf of the respective institutions at the time of counselling and the same will be transferred to the respective institutions after completion of admission process.
vi) The fee will be payable on six month basis for all the categories and the institutes shall not insist upon the candidate to deposit fee of the entire course in advance. At the most, candidates can be asked to furnish a Bond/Bank Guarantee that they will be liable to pay the balance fee for the whole course even if they leave the institute/course midway.
vii) The fee shall be refunded I adjusted if candidate is shifted from one college to another in the subsequent counselling.
19. Conversion of seats:
All India Quota – The vacant seats transferred from All India quota, shall be filled as per MCI/DCI and GOI guidelines. In case there are no guidelines, these seats may be filled as per college wise/ specialty wise running roster.
20. Procedure for all seats remaining vacant after 2nd counseling including NRI seats.
i) The left over NRI seats shall be shifted into General pool.
ii) For all left over seats in Private or Government Medical/ Dental Colleges the counseling will be held in GGS Medical College Faridkot with the same merit as that of NEET-PG-2019. No fresh applications shall be called by individual institutions.
21. Admission criteria for training in Ultrasonography.
a) Admission shall be based on merit in the NEET-PG-2019.
b) Counselling for Six month training in Ultrasonography shall be held at once, however, classes for 2nd batch will commence after completion of 1st batch.
c) Only PCMS candidates shall be eligible for admission in Govt. Medical Colleges. However, remaining vacant seats shall be filled from eligible Medical Graduates from the State of Punjab.
d) From amongst PCMS doctors, only those doctors are eligible who have rendered minimum 3 year service and have successfully cleared their probation period.
e) The PCMS candidate shall have to serve Government of Punjab for 5 years after training and shall have to furnish bond of Rs 30 Lakhs for serving 5 years in PCMS.
f) Medical Graduates from the State of Punjab are eligible for admission in Private Institutions for training in Ultrasonography.
g) There shall be reservation of seats as prescribed for PG Degree courses in Government and Private Institutions.
h) Fee in Government institutions for whole course shall be Rs. 20,000/- only.
i) Fee in private institutions shall be Rs. 1,00,000/- only,
j) No stipend shall be granted.
22. In case of any doubt, the Administrative Secretary, Department of Medical Education & Research, Government of Punjab may issue clarification which will have force of the policy.
23. For any dispute arising out of this notification or of the admissions under this notification, the Administrative Secretary, Department of Medical Education & Research, Government of Punjab shall be competent to resolve whose decisions shall be final.
24. This notification supersedes all the previous notifications for admission to the postgraduate degree/ diploma courses, & Six month course in ultrasonography, in the State of Punjab.
Dated, Chandigarh the: 29.03.2019
Satish Chandra, IAS
Additional Chief Secretary to Government of Punjab,
Department of Medical Education & Research