THE WEST BENGAL UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES
DD – 36, Sector – I, Salt Lake, Kolkata – 700 064
Rules for admission to
Medical Degree courses
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 Doctoral Medical Courses shall be made on the basis of inter se merit
list of candidates appearing in the West Bengal Post Doctoral Medical Admission Test
Examinations (WBPDMAT) to be conducted by the West Bengal University of Health Sciences
(WBUHS) separately for different disciplines of DM and M Ch. courses as detailed in Section 4
2. Eligibility criteria for DM and M Ch. courses
2.1 Citizens of India who have obtained the requisite Post Graduate Medical degree (MD/ MS)
(or qualifications equivalent to M.D. / M.S. degree as determined by Medical Council of
India from time to time) from any MCI-recognized Institution of India shall be eligible to
apply for admission to the Post Doctoral Medical Degree Courses.
2.2 Application for admission to the Post Doctoral Medical Degree Courses will not be accepted
unless the candidates have got themselves registered either with a State Medical Council or
with the Medical Council of India.
2.3 However, a candidate who is likely to pass the requisite Post Graduate Medical degree
thexamination by 30 June, 2009 may appear at WBPDMAT, but he/she will not be eligible for
admission unless he/she produces the proof of passing the said examination from a MCI-
recognized institution during interview.
2.4 In-service candidates who are duly sponsored by the Government of West Bengal are
eligible to apply for admission to the Government sponsored seats as may be declared by
the Government at the time of admission. Candidates are required to consult with relevant
notification issued by Government of West Bengal before applying for such seats. 2.5 Right to allow a particular candidate to change the category or subject rests exclusively with
2.6 Candidates who are pursuing any course, other than Post Graduate Medical degree course
as mentioned in 2.3 above, are not eligible for admission till they complete the course or
they are likely to complete the course within 31.07.2009. Candidates are permitted to apply
provided that they either complete the course being pursued on or before 31.07.2009 or
resign from the undergoing course (they will have to submit their resignation letter duly
accepted by the appropriate authority at the time of Interview).
2.7. Different courses and eligibility qualifications are as follows:
a. D.M. in Neurology, Cardiology, Medical Gastroenterology, Nephrology : Eligibility
qualification - M.D. General Medicine / Paediatric Medicine.
b. D.M. in Endocrinology :
Eligibility qualification – M.D. General Medicine / Paediatric Medicine / Biochemistry
c. D.M. in Clinical Haematology : Eligibility qualification – M.D. General Medicine /
Paediatric Medicine/ Biochemistry/ Pathology
d. M.Ch. in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Urology, Neurosurgery, Paediatric
surgery, Plastic Surgery :
Eligibility qualification - M.S General Surgery.
3. Method of Submission of application
See “Appendix-I” of this document
4. Selection process
4.1 The selection of candidates for admission to D.M. / M.Ch. Courses will be done on the basis
of the marks obtained in the respective Admission test. Tests will be held separately for each
discipline of the DM and M. Ch. courses.
4.2. Applicants will be provisionally allowed to appear in the Admission tests (written plus
interview) provided they have submitted application in the prescribed forms within the last
date and have fulfilled the eligibility criteria outlined above.
4.3. The question papers for the Admission tests shall be set in English
4.4. The question paper for the Admission test for D.M. / M. Ch. (3 years) Course shall be of two
sets. The first set will contain 30 single best response type Multiple Choice Questions on
either General Medicine including related basic sciences (for D.M.) or General Surgery
including related basic sciences (for M.Ch.). The second set will contain 50 single best
response type Multiple Choice Questions on any one of the disciplines as per the preference
indicated by the candidate.
DM (3yeras) M Ch (3 years)
Neurology Cardiovascular And Thoracic Surgery
Cardiology Paediatric Surgery
Endocrinology Neuro Surgery
Medical Gastroenterology Plastic Surgery
4.5. The candidature of each candidate will be limited to his/ her preferred choice of discipline. 4.6 The total time to be allowed is 65 minutes.
4.7. A candidate will be awarded four (4) marks for every correct answer. One (1) mark will be
deducted for every incorrect answer. More than one response to any question will also be
regarded as incorrect answer. No marks will be deducted for questions not attempted. 4.8. A provisional eligibility list to appear for the interview will be published on the basis of marks
obtained in the written Admission examination as specified below:
4.8.1. D.M. and M. Ch (3years): on the basis of marks obtained in the specified
admission examination consisting of 80 questions, i.e., marks obtained in 30
questions of the common set + marks obtained in 50 questions of the
subject-specific set opted for. Qualifying minimum for empanelment for
interview will be 50% marks.
4.8.2. The candidates of the provisional eligibility list of D.M. and M. Ch. (3 years)
courses will have to appear in an interview of 80 marks on the discipline
concerned on a date to be declared by WBUHS in its website along with the
results of WBPDMAT.
4.9. The final merit list will be published on the basis of total marks obtained in the
Admission examination for D.M. or M. Ch. (3 years) written and interview taken together.
4.10. Qualifying marks for empanelment in the final merit list will be a minimum of 200 marks
5. Merit List of Candidates Qualifying in the Admission Test:
5.1. The inter se rank of a candidate qualifying in the Admission test will be determined on the
basis of the marks obtained by him/her as in clause 4.9 above. The roll numbers of the
candidates qualifying in the Admission test will be arranged in the merit list according to rank
in order of decreasing marks.
5.2. There shall be a separate panel indicating the merit position of the Government sponsored
candidates who will be entitled to compete for the Government sponsored seats as may be
determined by the Government of West Bengal.
5.3. In the event of more than one candidate securing the same marks in the Admission test
(written+ interview), the rank shall be determined according to the following principles:
5.3.1. The relative position of such candidates in the merit list will be determined on the
basis of the number of WBPDMAT of 320 marks.
5.3.2. The relative position of such candidates in the merit list will be determined on the
basis of the number of correct answers in the written test.
5.3.3. If the ranks cannot be determined by the above principle, the relative position of
such candidates in the merit list will be determined on the basis of the marks
obtained in the interview.
5.3.4. If the ranks of the candidates cannot be determined by application of the above
principles, the candidate older by age will be in the higher rank than the
candidate younger by age.
6. Interview for selection of candidates for admission
6.1. The provisional panel of names as well as the date and time of interview will be available at the www.thewbuhs.org No information will be sent to individual candidate in this regard. 6.2. Candidates selected for admission must get themselves admitted by the specified date. 6.3. The candidate appearing at interview and subsequent counselling, will have to bring the following documents in original along with attested copies of all relevant documents:
(i) WBPDMAT Admit Card
(ii) MD/MS Degree/ Provisional passing certificate.
(iii) Permanent/ Provisional Registration Certificate issued by MCI/ State
(iv) School leaving certificate as proof of age
(v) MBBS Degree certificate.
(vi) Sponsorship certificate issued by the Government.
(vii) Course completion certificate from appropriate authority as relevant.
Candidates without original documents shall not be allowed to appear in the interview. 6.4. The number of seats available for allotment in different institutions, with their subject-
wise break-up, shall be displayed at the time of counselling. Information in this regard
may be available in WBUHS website www.thewbuhs.org / www.thewbuhs.in
Seats provisionally available for DM / M.Ch (3-Years) courses
D. M. M. Ch.
Neurology 04 Seats Cardiovascular And 05 Seats
Cardiology 04 Seats Paediatric Surgery 02 Seats
Endocrinology 02 Seats Neuro Surgery 04 Seats
Medical 01 Seats Plastic And 02 Seats
Gastroenterology Reconstructive Surgery
Nephrology 02 Seats Urology 03 Seats
Clinical 02 Seat
7.1. Candidate selected for a super-speciality seat will be required to sign a bond for
completion of tenure of the course, failing which he/she will be required to pay Rs. 2
Lakhs for the default (i.e. non completion of the course).
7.2 All students will execute and submit the bonds as mentioned in 7.1 in the office of the
respective Head of the Institute within 15.9.2009.
7.3 If a candidate resigns the selection/ residency after 15/9/2009 he will have to pay the
penalty as per 7.1.
8. Process for filling vacant seats
After first round, the vacant seats will be filled in. For these seats, the waiting list of the candidates who have applied for the particular discipline and have attended the first round of interview will only be considered. Only qualified candidates (written plus oral/practical) are eligible for the subsequent admission process. The Competent Authority may conduct admission process to fill vacant seats as deemed fit, till 30.9.2009.
9. Other information
9.1. Candidates need not submit any supporting document along with their application form.
9.2. The allotment of centre will be done by WBUHS and will be final and binding. The centre
once allotted shall not be changed.
9.3. There is no provision for rechecking/ re-evaluation of the answer sheets and no query
in this regard will be entertained.
9.4. Candidates are required to visit the university website regularly for latest information.
GENERAL RULES AND PROCEDURAL DIRECTIVES
1. Applicants should go through and strictly follow the instructions given in the Information Booklet
as published in www.thewbuhs.org in April 2009, while applying for different Post Doctoral
courses. Application must be complete in all respect.
2. Applicants are required to enclose a self addressed unstamped envelop (approx. size: 25 cm. x12
cm.) along with the print-copy of the application for sending the Admit Card. The print-copy of the
application along with a crossed Demand Draft of Rs. 2000/- in favour of ‘The West Bengal
University of Health Sciences’ payable at Kolkata is to be submitted either by hand or by Speed/
Registered post to the office of the ‘Controller of Examinations, West Bengal University of
Health Sciences, DD-36, Sector-I, Salt Lake, Kolkata-700064’, so that it reaches the office of
the WBUHS within 30.04.2009. Candidates are requested to write name, telephone no., mobile
no. and ‘Serial No.’, mentioned on the print-out of the form on the back of the bank draft.
3. No other document is to be submitted with application form.
4. 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 Doctoral medical course whenever detected, i.e. during
the process of admission or even at any stage during pursuing the course and thereafter.
5. 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 will be final and binding.
6. Admit Card will be sent by Speed Post.
7. In case Admit Card does not reach the applicant, he/she should appear in person along with the
documents 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.
8. 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 interview.
9. The Merit list along with the date, time and venue of interview will be notified in the notice-board
of the WBUHS and will also be available in the website <www.thewbuhs.org>. No communication
in this regard will be made to the candidates personally.
10. Candidates selected for admission after interview must obtain the offer letter on the last day of
interview for the concerned subject.
11. The candidate, after admission, should report to the head of the institution within 16.07.2009.
Failure to report will render the seat vacant.
12. If a candidate does not report to the allotted institution his / her admission to the course will be
13. No travel allowance is admissible for appearing in the Admission examination or for attending
14. No personal communication will be made to the candidates, unless it is considered absolutely
necessary by the University authority.
thDate: 9 April, 2009 Registrar
Post Doctoral Admission schedule for 2009
Forms to be submitted Online in www.thewbuhs.org/ From 10.04.2009 to 28.04.2009. www.thewbuhs.in
Submission of print-copy of forms at W.B. University of Between 10.4.2009 and 28.04.2009
Health Sciences (except Saturday, Sunday and Holidays) (11.30 a.m. To 4.00 p.m.)
Print-copies will not be received in the office of the WBUHS in person after 28.04.2009. However print-copies sent by Speed/ Registered post will be received up
to 30.04.2009, provided the Bankers’ cheque/ Demand Draft is purchased on or
On Thursday 28.05.2009 and Duplicate Admit Card will be available, if necessary Friday 29.05.2009
Sunday 31.05.2009 (From 12 noon) Date of Admission Test
On or before 10.06.2009 Declaration of eligibility list for Interview
Date of Interview and submission of attested copies and Between 15.06.2009 and
verification of original documents 30.06.2009
On the last day of interview of the
respective discipline Declaration of final result (final ranking)
On the date of declaration of final Date of Counselling and Admission result.
Last date for joining the allotted college and course. 16.07.2009
Course to start from 01.08.2009
Guidelines For Submission Of Application
*1. A candidate seeking admission through WBPDMAT is required to submit his/ her application online by logging
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/ herself with all requirements regarding filling in the application form.
*3. In the homepage he/ she will click ‘Admission’ to go to the next page to click to the name of the appropriate course for which he/ she wants to submit the form online. In the next page the candidate will be offered options to go through the 'INFORMATION BOOKLET' and ‘Multiple Choice Answering Method Through OMR’. The
candidate is advised to go through both thoroughly before continuing to fill in the ‘Online Application Form’. In
case he/ she is already acquainted with their contents he/ she may click 'Apply Online'.
*4. 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’.
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.
** Once submitted, no request for change of any entry will be entertained by the university.
The next page will have to be printed and then ‘Continue to open the last page’ at the bottom
of the page is to be clicked. The last page also is to be printed. Print-out of these two pages will
have to be submitted to the office of the ‘Controller of Examinations, West Bengal University of
Health Sciences (WBUHS), DD-36, Sector-I, Salt Lake, Kolkata-700064’ after:
i) pasting two photographs of the candidate (one must be attested by a gazetted
officer or Principal of the college last attended) at appropriate places in the last
ii) putting the candidate’s signature at appropriate places in the last page. The
declaration must be signed (which should be fullname) in the same page of the
iii) putting left thumb impression in the appropriate place
iv) attaching the bank-draft /bankers’ cheque for Rs. 2000/- in favour of ‘The West
Bengal University of Health Sciences’ payable at Kolkata
v) attestation should be by a gazetted officer with legible seal with designation in the
vi) attaching an unstamped self-addressed envelope and
vii) mentioning the name of the ‘course applied for’ over the envelope.