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Graduate from Kolkata Medical College tops AIIMS entrance Exam

2 August, 2021 11:47:35
Graduate from Kolkata Medical College tops AIIMS entrance Exam

Amartya Sengupta, a graduate from Medical College Hospital Kolkata (MCHK) topped the Institutes of National Importance Combined Entrance Test (INI-CET) this year. This all-India competitive examination allows an MBBS doctor to step into a few select elite medical institutes like AIIMS New Delhi to study post-graduation. Amartya who ranked first in INI-CET, wants to take up general surgery for his post-graduation at AIIMS New Delhi. Later, he wishes to do his super specialty course in neurosurgery.

A resident of Bandel in West Bengal, Amartya has always been a bright student. He passed his Class-X board examination with 96% marks while he scored 97.25% in Class XII from Don Bosco School Bandel before bagging an MBBS seat at MCHK after cracking the WBJEE. The pandemic hit last year just when he started his internship at the state’s first tertiary level Covid hospital. As a part of internship he like other fellow interns, had to take care of patients in the Covid-19 wards.

Another medical graduate from Malda, Dhouli Jha, has ranked seventh in the same examination. Daughter of school teachers Chanchal and Puspita Jha, she had secured more than 90% in both Madhyamik and Higher Secondary. Ranked 219 in Joint Entrance, she got an MBBS seat at NRS Medical College in 2014. Dhouli completed her internship last year and prepared for INI-CET from her Malda home. She cracked the test and stood seventh among 40,000-odd candidates. She wants to pursue her masters in Medicine and get into research later. She wishes to return to Malda once her education is complete and serve the people out there. Apart from the two, others, including Subhajit Roy, Bodhisattwa Midhra and Pradip Maiti — all MBBS graduates from Bengal — ranked 27, 80 and 84, respectively.

What makes INI-CET different from NEET-PG examination is that the first is meant for entry to post-graduation courses to only a few prestigious medical institutions of India, including AIIMS New Delhi, PGI Chandigarh and Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, (JIPMER) Puducherry.

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