Office of the Commissioner of Entrance Examinations has announced that AIPGDEE is going to be mandatory for all seats government colleges and 50 per cent seats in self-financing institutes.
Admission to Postgraduate Dental courses (MDS) in all government colleges and 50 per cent seats in private/self-financing medical colleges will be based on the rank secured by candidates in the All India Post Graduate Dental Entrance Examination (AIPGDEE-2014).
The new move was announced by the Office of the Commissioner of Entrance Examination (CEE Kerala) on Wednesday.
‘’Candidates aspiring for PG Dental courses in the state of Kerala shall have to appear for the AIPGDEE-2014 conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and qualify in the examination,’’ reads a recent notification issued by the CEE.
The CEE confirmed that the prospectus for admission to MDS courses will be issued by the Director of Medical Education with the consent of the government every year. According to reports, it has been already assigned the task of conducting the allotment and admission in state quota seats for the 2014-15 academic session.
‘’A notification inviting applications from candidates will be issued on December 27,’’ a senior official of the Directorate of Medical Education said, New Indian Express reports.
It is worth mentioning here that unlike last year, the admission to state quota seats shall only be conducted after the first round of admission to the all India quota seats.
AIPGDEE 2014 is going to be an online-only exam that will be conducted across India on January 25, 2014. The last date for online form submission is December 31, 2013.