Medical admissions: KEMU remains most competitive

Published: October 31, 2015
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The cut off percentage for admission to the university’s bachelors programmes was 90.23. PHOTO: IJAZ MAHMOOD/EXPRESS

The cut off percentage for admission to the university’s bachelors programmes was 90.23. PHOTO: IJAZ MAHMOOD/EXPRESS

LAHORE: The King Edward Medical University (KEMU), Lahore, has retained its top slot among medical education institutes in the province with 90.23 per cent cut off percentage for admission to its bachelors in medical sciences (MBBS) and dentistry programmes.

The first list of candidates selected for MBBS and dentistry programmes at public sector medical education institutes was announced by the University of Health Sciences (UHS) on Friday.

As many as 46,885 candidates had sat the entrance exam this year. Of these, 6,720 secured 82 per cent and above marks and were deemed eligible for admissions as per the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) formula for selection of candidates.

The overall cut off percentage for admission to public-sector medical education institutes was 85.42. The cut off percentage was 85.64 last year.

A total of 3,197 open merit (3,022 MBBS and 175 BDS) and 174 reserved seats in 17 medical and three dental colleges were decided by the UHS this year. Of the reserved seats, 61 were for candidates from under-developed districts, 76 for children of overseas Pakistanis and 20 for candidates with disabilities.

The cut off percentage for admission to bachelor programmes at the Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore, was 88.93;  at the Services Institute of Medical Sciences, Lahore, was 88.1; at Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan Medical and Dental College, Lahore, at 87.38; at the Fatima Jinnah Medical University, Lahore, 87.08; at Ammerud Din Medical College, Lahore, at 86.93 per cent; at Nishtar Medical College, Multan, at 86.93 per cent; at Rawalpindi Medical College, Rawalpindi, at 86.47; at the Punjab Medical College, Faisalabad, at 86.41; Gujranwala Medical College, Gujranwala, at 86.1; at Sargodha Medical College, Sargodha, at 85.98; at Quaid-i-Azam Medical College, Bahawalpur, at 85.98; at Nawaz Sharif Medical College, Gujrat, at 85.82; at the Khawaja Muhammad Safdar Medical College, Sialkot, at 85.69; at the Sahiwal Medical College, Sahiwal, at 85.64; at the Shaikh Zayed Medical College, Rahim Yar Khan, at 85.52, and Dera Ghazi Khan Medical College at 85.42.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 31st, 2015.

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