All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi or AIIMS as it is widely known, is a medical school, hospital and public medical research university. The institute is ranked 1 in India by the National Institutional Ranking FrameworkLast year, a total of 26,392 aspirants appeared for AIIMS PG July session, of which only 13,192 qualified for admission to MD/MS courses. This ranking applies to medical colleges in the country and AIIMS is one of the few institutions that can be called the very best in India when it comes to medical studies and treatments as well. While out of 2610 candidates appeared for the MDS course, only 1336 passed the exam. Every medical student or aspiring doctor aims at entering this prestigious institute in order to learn from the best faculty and carve a distinctive niche in the world of medicine. With AIIMS, a graduating doctor or medical practitioner can hope to land a job in any of the best hospitals around the world. There is an entrance exam that helps you get into this institution with the AIIMS exam.
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, AIIMS exam or the AIIMS MBBS 2020 would not be conducted. Under the newly constituted National Medical Commission, NMC Act, 2019, the admission to Institutes of National Importance (INI’s) like AIIMS and JIPMER would also be done on the basis of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test or NEET.
- The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Friday said over 33,000 candidates appeared for AIIMS entrance exams for various courses that have been held in strict compliance with the COVID-19 guidelines of the central government.
- Measures to ensure social distancing norms — such as staggered entry and alternative seating with reduced seating density — were implemented in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the AIIMS said in a statement.
- Additional measures such as temperature scanning, compulsory use of masks, hand-sanitization at multiple points and near-zero contact between candidates and staff at the exam centres were implemented.
- Innovative digital technologies were used for candidate registration and verification. The supervision of the examination was done by faculty from medical colleges and institutes in the region, according to the statement.
- The Delhi High Court has refused to postpone the AIIMS PG entrance examination which is scheduled on Thursday, saying a large number of resources have been mobilised to hold the exam for 40,000 students and all the safety measures like social distancing and sanitisation are being taken care of by the authorities in view of the COVID 19 pandemic.
OPD services were temporarily closed in AIIMS on 24 March in view of the past Coronavirus infection. This was the first time that the OPD department has been closed for patients in the country’s largest hospital AIIMS.
- AIMMS provides an ideal platform for creating advanced prototypes that are then easily transformed into operational end-user systems.
Further guidelines and rules:
- Mobile phones, wristwatches and any electronic device including those capable of transmission and receipt of any data in any form, pen, pencil, papers, books, bottles etc will not be allowed at the exam centre during the AIIMS exam.
- A senior official said that AIIMS, Delhi has especially been asked to create awareness material for people on stigma-related issues on coronavirus. “AIIMS, Delhi has to take key steps to counsel people on stigma against patients and healthcare workers,” the official said.
- Apart from a number of its staff getting infected by the coronavirus, AIIMS has also witnessed the death of two of its staff members due to the dreaded virus.
- AIIMS Medical Superintendent D.K. Sharma mentioned in his speeches that All precautionary and safety measures for our healthcare workers are being taken at the institute. The moment any healthcare worker tests positive, we immediately isolate him or her and initiate the process of contact tracing.
AIIMS entrance test 2020:
- A total of 33,491 candidates appeared for the entrance examinations for MD, MS, MDS, DM, CH, fellowship, BSc-post basic, MSc Nursing courses which were successfully held across all the states and four Union Territories.
- To minimize the travel needs of the candidates, the number of cities was increased from 60 to 157 with at least one centre in every state. On the basis of choices made by candidates, more than 97 percent of them were allocated the city of their choice or within 100 km.
- The examination was supervised by the faculty of medical colleges and institutes within the area of the allotted examination centre. This was, thus, wholly monitored by the AIIMS faculty via CCTV from all the examination centres.
- This year, the number of examination centres was increased from 60 to 157, with at least one centre in each state. About 97 per cent of the candidates were allotted the centre of their choice or within 100 kilometres from their preferred centre. This was initiated to reduce travelling necessities for candidates. Additionally, the examination timing was shifted from 9 AM to 1 PM, to provide sufficient time for candidates to reach the exam centres.
With the COVID 19 situation in our country, AIIMS is not the only organization that has opted for such heavy guidelines for exams. Organizations and states including Telegana and Haryana have opted to either cancel exams or to adhere to very strict guidelines in order to conduct the same. The AIIMS exam has also followed such strict guidelines so as to set a new standard for the rest of the country and a number of various niches and exams.
While many students are waiting to take their entrance and other exams in the wake of the COVID 19 spread, one can take a number of measures to deal with the uncertainty and delay. Keep yourself updated by signing up on one of the many portals that are carrying the latest news about the entrance exams and new dates (including this one!) Also, remember to keep checking the news to find out what the new guidelines are. This is due to the fact that the novel Corona Virus is a new one that is still being researched and hence new findings are taking us towards new guidelines so that we may remain safe and sound.