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Applications are invited for MD(Hom). Entrance Exam 2011, NIH, Kolkata, West Bengal

Important Dates:
Last date of submission: March 03, 2011(Online)
Last date of submission: March 07, 2011(By Post)
But Banker's Cheque or Draft should be purchased before March 03, 2011

Eligibility criteria for the seats:

a. Candidates who have passed B.H.M.S. degree, Graded B.H.M.S. degree from any recognized University from anywhere in India (affiliated by Central Council of Homoeopathy and included in 2nd schedule) would be entitled for admission to any of the three colleges viz. National Institute of Homoeopathy, Salt Lake, Kolkata; D. N. De Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital, 12, Gobinda Khatick Road, Kolkata -700 046 and Mahesh Bhattacharya Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital, Drainage Canal Road, Doomurjola, Howrah – 4 as per provisional merit list prepared by the University.

b. The candidates who have completed or will complete their rotating internship for one year after passing the B.H.M.S examination (6 months in case of Graded B.H.M.S. Examination) on or before 15.04.2011 are eligible to apply.

c. Application for admission to MD (Homoeopathy) Courses will not be accepted unless the candidates have got themselves registered (Provisional or Permanent) with any State Council of Homoeopathy or Central Council of Homoeopathy.

d. Candidates who are already pursuing any other course are not eligible for admission till they complete the course or are likely to complete the course within 30.04.2011. However, candidates, pursuing any other course, are permitted to apply, but their candidature will have to be validated during counselling only on production of their resignation letter from the course undertaken, duly countersigned and accepted by the appropriate authority.

e. Candidates who have already been conferred MD (Homoeopathy) in one discipline/course is considered eligible. But Post Graduate stipend for second term is dependent on decision of the respective government.

How to Apply:
The Print-copy of the application along with a crossed Demand Draft of Rs. 1000/-in favour of ‘The West Bengal University of Health Sciences’ payable at Kolkata , photographs embossed with current date after 15 February ,2011 and photocopy of photo identity card (voter identity/ PAN card) is to be submitted either by hand ( on and before 3 March. 2011) or by Speed/ Registered post ( on or before 8 March, 2011 provided bank draft is made in favour of the University on or before 3 March, 2011) to the office (of the ‘Controller of Examinations, The West Bengal University of Health Sciences, DD-36, Sector-I, Salt Lake, Kolkata-700064’. In other words, the application must reach the office of the WBUHS within the last date as mentioned in the schedule Candidate is requested to write their name and cell no. on the back of the bank draft.

Online Submission Guidelines:

1. A candidate seeking admission through WBPGHAT is required to submit his/ her application online by logging on to www.thewbuhs.org Application submitted by all other means will be summarily rejected.

2. The candidate will, first of all, visit the university website www.thewbuhs.org through internet. He is required to go through the relevant ‘Information Booklet’ carefully and acquaint himself / her with all requirements regarding filling in the application form.

3. In the homepage he/ she will get a link ‘MD Homoeopathy Online application Form’.

4. After clicking the link, the next page titled ‘Instructions’ appears. Read the instructions thoroughly and then click ‘Click here for the Application Form’ at the bottom.

5. Fill in the ‘Online Application Form’ carefully by selecting appropriate options or by typing in appropriate places. Please do not skip any point. Then click ‘continue’ at the bottom of the page to see what you have entered.

6. Please check the details of your entry in the next page. If you want to change anything click ‘Back’ at the bottom to go to the previous page to make necessary corrections and then again click ‘Continue’. Otherwise the button ‘Continue’ is to be clicked. Only after you are fully satisfied, click ‘Submit’ at the bottom to go to the next page. You will not be able to change the data after submitting the form. After clicking ‘Submit’ two more pages will appear with a ‘Serial No.’ and the candidate will have to print both the pages as those will have to be submitted to WBUHS. Please keep photocopies of those pages for your record. Submit the form afresh if you do not get any ‘Serial No.’. Application Forms without ‘Serial No.’ and missing data will not be entertained.

**1. The instructions given in the print-outs are to be followed scrupulously. The printed hard-copies of last two pages are to be submitted to WBUHS along with (i) two recent photograph bearing the name of the candidate and the date of taking the photograph which should be on or after 14.02.2011, pasted in appropriate places, (ii) the candidate’s signature, (iii) the Demand-Draft/ Bankers’ Cheque of Rs. 1000/-, personally or by registered post/ speed post, so as to reach WBUHS on or before the prescribed last date.

**2. All forms submitted after the stipulated last date/ all incomplete or invalid forms will be rejected without any further reference to the candidate and the fees submitted, if any, will be forfeited as processing charges.

Fees details:
Crossed Demand Draft or Banker's cheque of Rs. 1000/-in favour of 'The West Bengal University of Health Sciences' payable at Kolkata

Contact details:
Controller of Examinations,
The West Bengal University of Health Sciences,
DD-36, Sector-I, Salt Lake,

Exam details:
MD (Homoeopathy) COURSES (3-YEAR)

1. Jurisdiction of the University

1.1. Admission to the seats in the affiliated institutions of The West Bengal University of Health Sciences in different Post Graduate Homoeopathy Courses shall be made on the basis of the inter se merit lists of different categories / castes of candidates appearing in the West Bengal Post Graduate Homoeopathy Admission Test Examination (WBPGHAT) to be conducted by the West Bengal University of Health Sciences (WBUHS).

1.2. Two (2) seats in National Institute of Homoeopathy are reserved for BIMSTEC countries. Seats for BIMSTEC countries will be kept reserved. No candidate will be allowed to get admitted from the merit list in the said two seats. In case, no candidate is sponsored by ICCR / Department. Of AYUSH, Government of India, the seat(s) shall remain vacant.

3. Written test

a. A written test will be conducted by the WBUHS to prepare category / caste-wise merit lists of the eligible candidates seeking admission to the MD (Homoeopathy) Courses.

b. Applicants for admission will be provisionally allowed to appear in the written test provided they have submitted their applications in the prescribed form with requisite fees etc. and have fulfilled the eligibility criteria outlined above.

c. The question paper for the written test shall be set in English and shall contain 100 single best response type Multiple Choice Questions.

d. The following is the list showing the tentative number of questions from different subjects which will be set in the written test:

1. Anatomy, Physiology, Paediatrics, F.M.T , Community Medicine, Surgery, Obst. & Gynae. , Pathology - 50 nos.

2. Practice of Medicine, Case taking & Repertory, Materia Medica, Homoepathic
Pharmacy and Organon of Medicine & Philosophy - 50 nos.

e. The duration of the written test will be of 80 minutes.

f. A candidate will be awarded four (4) marks for each correct answer. One (1) mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer. One (1) mark will also be deducted if more than one response is given to the same question. No deduction will be made for questions not attempted.

g. Candidates who will secure a minimum of 160 marks in the written test for the seats
reserved for SC / ST candidates and a minimum of 200 marks for the seats of all other categories will be empanelled for selection.

4. Merit list of candidates

a. The rank of the candidates qualifying in the written test will be determined on the basis of the marks obtained by them in the WBPGHAT-2011. The roll numbers of the candidates qualifying in the written test will be arranged in the merit list according to rank and in order of decreasing marks in different categories.

b. In the event of more than one candidate securing the same marks in the written test, the rank shall be determined according to the following principles:

1. The relative position of such candidates in the merit list will be determined on the
basis of the number of correct answers, i.e., the candidate scoring more positive marks will be placed in higher position in the merit list.

2. If the ranks of the candidates cannot be determined by application of the above
principle, the candidate older by age will be in the higher rank than the candidate younger by age.

c. There shall be separate lists also indicating the merit wise position for the SC / ST / OBC / Physically Challenged candidates. Admission in the OB category is restricted to National Institute of Homoeopathy.

5. Counseling for selection of candidates for admission

a. Admission to Post Graduate Homoeopathy Courses will be made through personal
appearance (counseling) strictly according to the time schedule to be published by WBUHS. The candidates will be called in order of merit.

b. The provisional merit list as well as the date and time of counseling will be available at the notice-board of WBUHS and its website. No separate information will be sent to individual candidate in this regard.

c. Candidates selected for admission through counseling shall have to get themselves admitted within the specified date to be mentioned in the offer letter to be issued after counseling.

d. A candidate will have to appear in person before the selection committee on the date of counseling; otherwise he / she will be marked absent and his/ her candidature will stand cancelled.

e. However, in case a candidate is unable to appear in person on the day of counseling, he/she may send his/her authorized representative with an Undertaking and Authority Letter for allotment (proforma for Undertaking and Authority Letter will be available in the University website from the day of publication of results), along with required original documents and fees. The allotment made to the authorized representative shall be binding on the candidate.

f. The candidate appearing for counseling will have to bring the following original
documents along with their attested copies: (The following documents will have to be produced to participate in the counseling)

(i) WBPGHAT Admit Card in original
(ii) BHMS/Graded BHMS Degree/ Provisional passing certificate.
(iii) Internship completion certificate
(iv) Permanent/ Provisional Registration Certificate issued by State Council of Homoeopathy or Central Council of Homoeopathy.
(v) School leaving certificate as proof of age
(vi) SC/ST/PC/OBC certificate
(vii) Duly accepted resignation letter from previous course, if any.
(viii) Any other relevant document.
(ix) EPIC/PAN as photo identity card.

g. The number of seats available for allotment, with their subject-wise break-up, is detailed in 6.1. Information in this regard may also be available in WBUHS website
www.thewbuhs.org prior to counseling.

h. The candidates will have the right to choose any one of the available seats at his/ her rank at that point of time and the same will be allotted to him/ her.
i. The allotment made will be firm and final. Change of subject is not permitted. Therefore, request for the same will not be entertained by the WBUHS after the allotment.

6. Reservation of Seats

Allotment of the reserved seats for SC, ST, Physically Challenged and OBC (for NIH only) candidates will be in accordance with the existing Govt. orders.

A. For State Colleges viz. D. N. De Homoeopathic Medical College & Mahesh Bhattacharya Homoeopathic Medical College

6.1 Seats at the rate of 22%, 6% & 3% will be kept reserved for the SC, ST & Physically Challenged candidates respectively. ‘Physically Challenged’ means ‘Persons with disabilities’ as defined by MCI, i.e., 50-70% loco motor disability involving the lower limb(s). The government order and/ or the court directives which will be in force on the respective day of counseling will be followed for this purpose.

6.2 Seats reserved for SC candidates when remaining vacant even after following the instructions laid down in the Govt. orders and notifications, shall be filled in by the ST candidates and vice-versa.

6.3 Seats reserved for PC candidates in the open seats when remaining vacant even after following the instructions laid down in the Govt. orders and notifications, shall be filled in from the general merit list.

B. For National Institute of Homoeopathy

6.4 15%, 7.5% and 3% seats shall be kept reserved for the SC, ST and Physically Challenged candidates, defined in the same way as in point 6.1 above, respectively as per the information furnished by the Director NIH in his letter no. F.No. 5-327/NIH/PGT/11/ADMN/2009/20092012/2801 dated 11th December 2008.

6.5 27% Seats are reserved for OBC (in the subjects of Repertory, Organon of Medicine and Materia Medica). In other words, 3 seats for the disciplines namely; Repertory, Organon of Medicine and Materia Medica are reserved for OBC.

Seats Matrix (Provisional):
1. D. N. De Homeopathic Medical College & Hospital
a) Materia Medica - 6 seats b) Organon of Medicine - 6seats

2. Mahesh Bhattacharyya Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital
a) Repertory - 6 seats

3) National Institute of Homeopathy(NIH)
a)Materia medica - 9 seats b) Organon of medicine - 9 seats c) Repertory - 9 seats
d)Medicine - 3 seats e) Paediatrics - 3 seats f) Pharmacy - 3 seats

*In case of NIH 2 seats reserved for BIMSTEC countries (Subject specificity
will be decided by G.O.I) , in the remaining 34 seats, distribution as per Rules of Union Govt.

7. Other information

7.1. Candidates need not submit any supporting document along with their application form excepting those indicated in point 8.4.

7.2. The allotment of examination centre will be done by WBUHS and will be final and binding.

7.3. There is no provision for rechecking / re-evaluation of the answer sheets and no query in this regard will be entertained.

7.4. A candidate who is not registered with the West Bengal Council of Homoeopathy or Central Council of Homoeopathy shall have to obtain registration with West Bengal Council of Homoeopathy or Central Council of Homoeopathy within one month of admission to the PG course.

7.5. The in-service candidates may submit applications directly, but ‘No Objection
Certificate/ Sponsoring Certificate by competent authority must be submitted at the time of counselling.

7.6. The website of the National Institute of Homoeopathy, www.nih.nic.in may be contacted for rules, rate of stipend and fee-structure of the Institute.

7.7. The exact number of MD (Homoeopathy) seats to be offered for admission will be available during counseling and in www.thewbuhs.org before counseling, if the number of seats are revised within the period.

7.8. Candidate will fill in forms accurately and write appropriate name of the
University in the bank draft, otherwise his/her application will not be considered
and bank draft will be returned on his/her personal appearance at the University
after 11 April, 2011.


8.1. Applicants should go through and strictly follow the instructions given in the Information Booklet as published in www.thewbuhs.org on 15 February 2011, while applying for different Post Graduate courses. Application must be complete in all respect.

8.2. All applications are to be submitted on line at the website www.thewbuhs.org (See Guidelines for Submission of Application’ in Page-7)

8.4. No other document is to be submitted with application form.

8.5. Submission of incorrect or false statements / documents or suppression of material information in the application form will be considered as sufficient ground for cancellation of the candidature or the admission of the candidates to a Post Graduate course whenever detected, i.e. during the process of admission or even at any stage thereafter.

8.6. The selection / admission of a candidate shall stand cancelled if he / she is found guilty of copying from any material whatsoever or of taking the help of any electronic media / devices during the examination, or of assisting others or of being assisted by others in any manner whatsoever in writing out the answers during the examination. In this context, decision of the Centre-in-charge and/or University Observers will be final and binding.

8.7. Admit Card will be sent by speed post.

8.8. In case Admit Card does not reach the applicant, he/she should appear in person to the office of the Controller of Examinations, WBUHS, according to the time schedule mentioned in this booklet, for issuance of the duplicate Admit Card. He has to prove his identity with the same document as has been submitted as proof of identity with his / her application form.

8.9. Answering the Multiple Choice Questions will be through OMR.
I) the test will be objective in nature and for each question four suggested answers will be given of which ONLY one answer will be correct or best.

II) The Answer Sheet will be machine-scored and therefore requires specific procedure to be followed as given below:

The answers will be marked only by blue/ black ball-pen to be supplied by the University.

The pencils are NOT TO BE USED.

The method of marking answers is indicated below:
Each question will be followed by answers marked as (a), (b), (c) or (d). Select the
most appropriate answer. Then using blue/ black ball-pen, blacken the circle
bearing the correct answer index against the serial number of the question on the
answer sheet completely.

Please note that the mark should be dark enough and the circle should be filled in as
completely as possible. You need not make special efforts to darken any circle

8.11. The qualified candidates whose names will be published in the Provisional Merit List will have to submit all the attested copies of supporting documents along with originals for verification of their eligibility to the course during counseling.

8.12. The Merit list and the date, time and venue of counseling will be notified in the notice-board of the WBUHS and will also be available in the website . No communication in this regard will be made to the candidates personally.

8.13. Candidates selected for admission shall have to get themselves admitted within the specified date to be mentioned in the offer letter to be issued after counseling.

8.14. Selected candidates will have to deposit Rs. 2000/-as admission fee by means of a crossed Demand Draft in favour of ‘The West Bengal University of Health Sciences’ payable at Kolkata on the day of the counseling.

8.15. If a candidate does not report to the allotted institution by the due date his / her admission to the course will be cancelled.

8.16. Candidates who do not complete their one-year internship training on or before 15th April, 2011 are not eligible to apply.

8.17. No travel allowance is admissible for appearing in the written examination or for attending counseling.

8.18. No personal communication will be made to the candidates, unless it is considered absolutely necessary by the University authority.

Post Graduate (Homoeopathy) Admission schedule for 2011
Online Submission - 03.03.2011
By Post Submission - 07.03.2011
Banker's cheque or DD before - 03.03.2011
Duplicate Admit Card - 24.03.2011(11.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.) , 25.03.2011(11.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.)
Date of Admission Test - 27.03.2011 (12 noon to 1.20 p.m.) Sunday
Declaration of result On or before - 06.04.2011
Date of submission of attested copies, verification of original documents, Counseling and Admission To be notified after - 08.04.2011

Date: 15. 02. 2011
The West Bengal University of Health Sciences

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