MD Admission Process in Karnataka
The Doctor of Medicine (MD) is a postgraduate course in the field of medicine. The course has a duration of 3 years of theoretical teaching with 1 year of compulsory rotatory internship. There are many medical colleges in Karnataka that offer the Doctor of Medicine (MD) course.
The course curriculum is aimed at providing advanced academic and practical training for the medical graduates who want to broaden their understanding of medical science and research through multiple unique specializations. There are many specializations like Anatomy, Pathology, Microbiology, Anesthesia, Pulmonary Medicine, etc. that provide a thorough understanding of medical science and provide hands-on experience about disease physiology, pathology, identification, analysis, diagnosis, and treatment. The MBBS students can further progress and study about diverse topics during the Doctor of Medicine (MD) course.
Karnataka, located in the southwest part of India near the Arabian Sea coastlines, is one of the best destinations for aspirants seeking admission in Doctor of Medicine (MD) courses.
Eligibility Criteria for MD
● A student needs to have a valid Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) graduation certificate from the medical college recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI)
● The MBBS college that has provided the certificate to the students should be recognized by the Medical Council of India
● The student should score at least 50% marks in the final year of MBBS graduation exams
● The student should not have any type of backlogs before appearing for entrance exams
● The candidate should have completed the rotating compulsory internship of one year in an institution recognized by the Medical Council of India
● The student has to appear for the NEET- PG entrance exam and score very good marks in the NEET- PG entrance exam so that they can be eligible for Doctor of Medicine (MD) Admission
● It is mandatory that the student passes and qualifies in the NEET PG examination
Eligibility Criteria for NEET PG Exam
The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) postgraduate (PG) is a national level offline pen and paper examination conducted by the NBE for Doctor of Medicine (MD) courses in Government and private medical colleges in India. The NEET PG examination is also compulsory for Indian students who want to pursue their Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree abroad.
The NEET PG Examination is conducted for Doctor of Medicine (MD) courses in seats in Government colleges, central Universities, private institutes, and deemed universities in India. 50% of All India Quota seats, 50% State Quota seats , all the seats in case of Jammu and Kashmir, seats in Central and Deemed Universities, and Armed Forces Medical Services institutions are filled through NEET PG.
The application procedure:
● The candidates should have a minimum of 50% marks in their MBBS medical degree
● The candidates should have a minimum of 45% marks in their MBBS medical degree for candidates who are physically handicapped
● The candidates should have a minimum of 40% marks in their MBBS medical degree for reserved category (SC/ST/OBC)
● The candidate should have the permanent or provisional registration certificate of MBBS qualification issued by Medical Council of India (MCI) or State Medical Council (SMC)
● The candidate should have completed 1 year of internship
● Indian citizens/Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) who have completed their medical education from outside India have to qualify in the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE) conducted by NBE and have to complete their internship
Admission Procedure in Karnataka
Admissions for the Doctor of Medicine (MD) course in Karnataka medical colleges are based on the NEET PG Entrance Examination results followed by KEA/MCC Counselling rounds. The appearance of the candidate in the entrance exam and participation in the KEA/MCC Counselling process is compulsory. After the Counselling Sessions, candidates will be allotted the seats as per the All India Merit List and Rank obtained by them in the examination. Once the fee payments and college formalities are completed, the candidates will have to report to the college when the academic year begins.
Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) Counselling Process
This is a Merit Counselling process for the students seeking admission to government and private medical colleges affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) in Karnataka. Through the NEET Karnataka State Counselling, seats in medical colleges of Karnataka are allotted to the NEET PG qualified candidates:
85% of the State Quota seats in Karnataka are filled through the NEET Karnataka State Counselling
Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) Counselling Process
This is a Merit Counselling process for the students seeking admission to government colleges, aided colleges, and deemed-to-be-universities in India. Through the NEET MCC Counselling, seats in these colleges and universities of India are allotted to the NEET PG qualified candidates:
15% of the All India Quota seats and seats in Deemed Colleges are filled by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC).
● Candidates must have qualified in NEET PG Exam
● The qualifying candidates must appear in the KEA/MCC Counseling process.
● On the basis of the rank scored by the candidates, they will be allowed to appear in the 15% and 85% quota.
● The medical authority of Karnataka is designated to conduct the counseling process for 85% of the state quota seats
● The central medical authority of the country is designated to conduct the counseling process for 15% of the All India Quota seats and seats in all deemed colleges
● Candidates have an opportunity to choose colleges according to their individual preferences during the counseling round
● For the seat allotment process, it is obligatory for every candidate to participate in the counseling rounds.
● Reporting to the allocated college and submission of the admission fee will confirm the seats of candidates
● If the document of any candidate is found inadequate the college has the full authority to call off the admission of the candidate
● Class 10 (or equivalent) High School Marks Card and Passing Certificate
● Class 12 (or equivalent) Marks Card and Passing Certificate
● Intermediate Marks Card and Passing Certificate
● Study Certificate countersigned by the concerned BEO/DDPI
● Character/Conduct Certificate
● Domicile of Origin Certificate
● Parent’s Income Certificate obtained from concerned Tahasildar
● Rural Study Certificate countersigned by the concerned BEO and verification certificate (for GM candidates)
● Proof of Reservation Category - Caste Certificate/Caste Income Certificate/Income Certificate/Minority Certificate obtained from the concerned Tahasildar
● Parent’s Certificates - Study Certificate, Hometown Certificate, Domicile Certificate, Employment Certificate, Cumulative Record
● Identity Card issued by the Jurisdictional Deputy Commissioner/District Magistrate/Rehabilitation Commissioner
● Medical Certificate (for PwD Candidates)
● Two recent passport size Photographs
● NEET PG Examination Admit Card
● NEET PG Examination Rank