Harish Tandon

The Hon’ble Justice Harish Tandon

Born on 16th November 1964, graduated from Calcutta University in the year 1983, passed out L.LB examination conducted by the Calcutta University in the year 1989, was enrolled as an Advocate on 26th September 1989, started practising in the High Court at Calcutta and conducted civil, constitutional matters, practised mainly in the Appellate Side of the High Court at Calcutta and have also appeared before the City Civil Court, Debt Recovery Tribunal and Supreme Court, was appointed as a permanent Judge of the High Court at Calcutta on 13th April, 2010

Career Options in Medical Fields

Career Prospects for Medical Professionals Are Always Bright!

According to a recent survey, there is only 1 doctor per 1,700 citizens in India. The Union Health Ministry claimed last year that there are about 6 to 6.5 lakh doctors in India. Still, the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends at least 1 doctor for 1,000 people – which means that we have a shortage of at least 4 lakh more doctors by 2020. It means that career prospects for medical professionals who are well-qualified and energetic are quite bright.

Career options in medical field offer you much more than money and fame. The aura of a good doctor or a surgeon provokes a reverence in society as he or she saves lives on everyday basis. It is a career and social service rolled into one neat package.

Medical , paramedical and lab technician courses

 As a first step, a candidate needs to opt for Physics, Chemistry and Biology as their chosen subjects in Class 11. One needs to clear medical entrance examinations after Class 12 and pursue medical courses like MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery), BDS (Bachelors in Dental Studies), Homeopathy, Unani Medicine, Ayurveda or Siddha Medicine.

Besides these core medical courses, there are other career options too, like:

  • Optometry,
  • Anaesthetics,
  • Nursing,
  • Physiotherapy,
  • Radiology,
  •  Pathology,
  • Veterinary,
  • Paramedical,
  • Prosthetics, and
  • Radio Isotope Techniques

Specialization courses like sports medicine, radiation medicine, ophthalmology, vitreo-retinal surgery, physical medicine, and psychiatry can be pursue after one gets MBBS degree. MBBS is basically a course of four and a half years plus one month of mandatory internship.

Eligibility criteria for medical fields

 To be eligible to appear for a medical entrance exam in India, a candidate must:

  • be at least 17 years old, and
  • must have passed Class 12 board exams with Physics, Chemistry and Biology with at least 50% marks.

Some medical entrance exams require English as one of the compulsory subjects at Class 11 and 12 too.

It is to be noted that not all medical courses have same eligibility criteria. For example, a nutritionist courses may require students to have studied ‘Home Science’ at the Undergraduate level. Besides, some eligibility criteria may also vary from college to college.

Top Medical Colleges in India

 There are about 335 medical colleges in India right. Some of the most popular are:


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All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Undergraduate: MBBS, B.Sc Nursing (Post
Certificate), B.Sc (Hons) Nursing, B.Sc (Hons) Ophthalmic Techniques, B.Sc
(Hons) Medical Technology
AIIMS Entrance Test (for MBBS), Competitive Entrance Test
Post Graduate: MD, MS,MDS, M.Ch. Entrance Test for MD/MS
Doctoral: DM
Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi Undergraduate: MBBS, BDS Delhi University Medical Entrance Test (DUMET)
Post Graduate:MD, MS, Post Graduate
Diploma in Geriartic Medicine, PGD in Maternity and Child Health
All India PG Entrance Test/PG Entrance Exam conducted by the
University of Delhi
Post Doctoral:DM, M.Ch Entrance Exam conducted by the University of Delhi
University College of Medical Science and Research Centre, New
Undergraduate: MBBS, B.Sc Radiography DUMET, AIPMT
Post graduate: MD, MDS DUPGMET, AIPGEE
Doctoral: DNB
Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh Undergraduate: Bachelor of Homoeopathic
Medicine & Surgery (BHMS)
Common Entrance Test (CET)
National Institute of Homeopathy, Calcutta Undergraduate: Bachelor of Homoeopathic
Medicine & Surgery (BHMS)
All India Written Competitive Test
Post Graduate: Doctor of Medicine in
Homoeopathy (MD (Hom.))
All India Admission Test conducted by the West Bengal University
of Health Sciences
Nehru Homeopathic Medical College, New Delhi Undergraduate: Bachelor of Homoeopathic
Medicine & Surgery (BHMS)
Test conducted by University of Delhi
Post Graduate: Doctor of Medicine in
Homoeopathy (MD (Hom.))
Test conducted by University of Delhi
College of Nursing, Indore Undergraduate: B.Sc Nursing Selection Test conducted by Devi AhilyaVishwaVidyalaya, Indore
Post Graduate:M.Sc Nursing Selection Test conducted by Devi AhilyaVishwaVidyalaya, Indore
Government College of Nursing, Hyderabad Undergraduate: B.Sc (Nursing) (2
years), B.Sc (Nursing) (4 years)
Entrance Test conducted by the college
Post Graduate:M.Sc (Nursing) Entrance Test conducted by the college
Doctoral: PhD
Rajiv Gandhi College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences,
Undergraduate: B.V.Sc. & A.H. All India Pre-Veterinary Test (AIPVT)
Post Graduate:M.V.Sc. Entrance Examination conducted by RAGACOVAS, Puducherry
All India Institute of Physical Medicine and
Rehabilitation, Mumbai
Undergraduate: Bachelor of Prosthetic
and Orthotics, Diploma in Hearing Language and Speech (DHLS)
Entrance test conducted by Maharashtra University of Health
Sciences, Nasik
Post Graduate: MD (Physical Medicine
and Rehabilitation), DNB (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation), Master of
Physiotherapy, Master of Occupational Therapy, Master of Prosthetics and
Entrance test conducted by Maharashtra University of Health
Sciences, Nasik
Ali Yavar Jung National Institute of Hearing Handicapped,
Doctoral: Ph.D. Audiology and Speech
Language Pathology
PanditDeendayalUpadhyayaInstitute for the Physically
Handicapped, New Delhi
Undergraduate: Bachelor of Physical
Therapy (BPT), Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT), Bachelor of
Prosthetics & Orthotics (BPO)
Common entrance test conducted by University of Delhi
National Institute of Criminology, New Delhi Post Graduate: PG Diploma in Forensic
Science, M.Sc. Criminology, M.Sc. in Forensic Science
Admission test conducted by the Delhi University
Amar Jyoti Institute of Physiotherapy, Delhi Undergraduate: B.Sc. (Hons) Physical
Entrance test conducted by the Delhi University
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Medical College, Bangalore Undergraduate: MBBS, BPT, B.Sc (Medical
Lab Technology), B.Sc (Radiography)
Karnataka CET
Post Graduate: MD, PG Diploma courses
Florence College of Physiotherapy, Bangalore Undergraduate: Bachelor of
Selection based on merit
Post Graduate: Master of Physiotherapy
The Institute of Health Management & Research (IHMR),
Post Graduate: PGD in Hospital
Management Aptitude Test (MAT)
Doctoral: Fellowship Program in
Hospital Management
Apollo Institute of Hospital Administration, Hyderabad Postgraduate:Master In Hospital
Management Aptitude Test (MAT)
Army College of Dental Sciences, Secunderabad Undergraduate:Bachelor of Dental
Surgery (BDS)
Combined Written Admission Test (C-WAT) conducted by ACDS,
EAMCET (Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test)
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Institute of Dental Sciences and
Hospital, Patna
Undergraduate: BDS Combined Entrance Test conducted by Bihar Minority Dental
Colleges Association
Post Graduate: MDS Based on merit

Popular Medical Entrance Exams in India 

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Conducted by Application forms are issued
Exam takes place in
(All India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Test)
Central Board of Secondary
Education (CBSE)
December April (Prelims) and May
(All India Institute of Medical Science Entrance Test)
AIIMS February June
(Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research)
Medical Entrance Test
JIPMER March June
Medical College Entrance Exam
CMC Vellore March May
Hindu University Pre-Medical Test (BHU-PMT)
BHU January May (Prelims) and June
University Admissions Test for Undergraduate Studies
Manipal University February Between April and May
(All India Post Graduate Medical Entrance Examination)
AIIMS December January
(Delhi University Post Graduate Medical Entrance Test)
Delhi University December Februarys

 The government of India is trying to introduce a single-window medical entrance exam for all medical colleges in India.

Note: The Medical Council of India will be conducting a common entrance test from year 2013, replacing the present system of individual state level or individual university or college conducted exams, for entry into almost all medical colleges in the country, except AIIMS. This will help students as they will need to take lesser number of entrance exams from next year onwards.

How to Prepare for Medical Entrance Examination?

 Only 40 to 45,000 medical seats are available across all medical colleges in India while lakhs of medical aspirants sit for the exam this year. The rule of the thumb is to start with medical exam preparation with NCERT books for Class 11 and Class 12.

Other popular books to prepare for medical entrance exams are:

  • Biology: Pradeep’s Biology by S.C. Verma (Part-1 and 2)
  • Trueman’s Objective Biology Vol. I & II for Medical Entrance Examination by J.P. Goyal
  • Dinesh Objective Biology
  • Universal Self Scorer Biology for AIPMT, AIIMS, AFMC & Various Medical Entrance Exams by Universal Publishers
  • Chemistry: Organic Chemistry by Morrision& Boyd
  • Physical Chemistry by Peter Atkins & Julio de Paula
  • Modern ABC of Textbook Chemistry Vol. I & II For Class 12 by Dr. S. P. Jauhar
  • Arihant: An Objective Approach to Organic Chemistry by Dr. R.K. Gupta
  • Dinesh Objective Chemistry
  • C.B.S.E. P.M.T. (Vol. I, II and III) by Anil Aggarwal
  • Concepts of Physics (Part 1 and 2) by H.C. Verma
  • Oswaal 10 Mock test Papers for AIIMS Delhi (Medical)

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