Thursday, April 3, 2014

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HOMOEOPATHY Admission Notice for BHMS course 2014-15

(An Autonomous Organisation under Department of AYUSH, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India)
Block-GE, Sector-III, Salt Lake, Kolkata-700 106.

(Session 2014-15)

Applications are invited on three “A4” size papers (two pages for the application proforma and one page for the identification card) according to format given below from intending candidates of Indian nationality for Admission to 5½ yrs, BHMS Degree Course in Homoeopathy (including one year compulsory Rotatory Internship) at National Institute of Homoeopathy, Kolkata, affiliated to The West Bengal University of Health Sciences for the academic year 2014-2015. Form can be downloaded from the Institute website. Photocopy of the downloaded form will be accepted.

Candidates who have passed Higher Secondary (10+2) or its equivalent examination with five subjects including Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English are eligible to apply. She/He should have passed all the five subjects individually and obtained 50% marks in aggregate (45% marks for Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe candidates). For the candidates who have appeared for Higher Secondary (10+2) or its equivalent examination, candidature will be taken into consideration provided that the result of that examination is published before the admission and they have secured the required percentage of marks which has to be substantiated by production of documentary proof.

AGE: To be eligible for the all India common admission test, the candidate must attain 17 years but not crossed the age of 25 years as on by 31st  December, 2014.Those born on or before 31st  December,  1989 or after 1st  January,1998 are not eligible.

In this academic year 93 (Ninety three) seats shall be available for admission to the BHMS Degree Course, out of this following seats are earmarked for different categories of candidates.
(i) Fourteen (14) seats are for the candidates nominated from the following States/Union Territories : Jammu and Kashmir (1), Manipur (1), Meghalaya (1), Mizoram (2), Nagaland (1), Sikkim (1), Tripura (2), Andaman and Nicobar Island (1), Dadra and Nagar Haveli (1), Daman and Diu (1), Lakshadweep (1) and Puducherry (1) No. of seats earmarked for States/Union Territories may vary as per the Govt. of India orders prevalent at the time of admission.

(ii) Six (06) seats are earmarked for Foreign Nationals out of which Five (05) seats are earmarked for candidates from Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi Sectoral Technical & Economic Co-operation (BIMSTEC) countries nominated by Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Ministry of External Affairs, Azad Bhavan, Indraprastha Estate, New Delhi and One (01) seat is reserved for Foreign National candidates under self-financing scheme nominated by the Department of AYUSH, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India.
(iii) Ten (10) seats are earmarked for candidates sponsored by Govt. of Sri Lanka through the Dept. of AYUSH, Govt.of India. (If the scheduled number of candidates are not sponsored by Govt. of Sri Lanka, those seats shall remain vacant; no other candidate will be admitted against these seats).
(iv) Two (02) seats are earmarked for candidates from Malaysia as per directive of Govt.of India.
(v) The remaining seats will be filled up through All-India Admission Test of three hours duration. The pattern of questions will be of multiple choice type, total number of questions will be 200 – Physics (60
questions), Chemistry (60 questions), Biology (60 questions) and General Knowledge (20 questions).
Each correct answer will carry one mark. There will be one negative mark for each wrong answer as penalty. Answer sheet will be on OMR sheet.

(vi) Reservation as per the Govt. of India norms shall be applicable to the remaining sixty one (61) seats. In case of candidates claiming reservation under physically challenged category, candidates having locomotor disability, involving the lower limb only shall be eligible. Blind (including colour blind), deaf, and/or dumb candidates are not eligible to apply for the course. Candidates who are desirous of availing reservation facilities under OBC quota are required to enclose attested copy of their OBC certificate issued by appropriate authority along with a declaration that she/he does not belong to creamy layer of the society (for the format see the Institute website and the attested copy must be as prescribed).
Filled in application form (in candidate‟s own handwriting) is to be sent along with Bank draft of Rs. 500/- (Rupees Five hundred only) in favour of Director, National Institute of Homoeopathy, payable at Kolkata (IPO/Cheque/Cash/Money order will not be accepted). No Bank draft is required in case of SC/ST candidates but a copy of caste certificate attested by a Gazetted Officer must accompany the application form. Candidates who claim to belong to reserved category, mark submit an attested/certified copy of Caste Certificate along with the filled in application form in support of his/her claim.
Candidates are required to enclose two recent, high contrast 3.5 cm X 4.5 cm identical copies of colour
photograph, clearily showing full head, face, shoulders and both ears without wearing any cap/hat/glasses, with the application form. Both the photographs should be signed on the reverse by the candidate. Polaroid photo is not acceptable. Photograph must have been taken on or after 28th  February, 2014 with a placard indicating the name of the candidate and the date of taking the photograph. The name and date of the photograph must be clear and legible.

Two (02) copies of the photographs are to be pasted in the specified area on the application form, which should be attested by a Gazetted Officer after pasting, with part of signature on the photograph and part of signature on the application form.

Candidates must put their full signature in all the places asked for at all the stages of admission process.
Candidates need not send the photocopies of testimonials with application (except attested copy of Caste Certificate in case of SC/ST candidates claiming exemption from paying application fee and OBC/Orthopaedically challenged candidates claiming for reservation in admission) but the original Certificates must be submitted for verification if provisionally selected.
1. The duly filled in application form should reach the office of the Director, National Institute of Homoeopathy, Block-GE, Sector-III, Salt Lake, Kolkata-700106 on or before the last date of submission of application i.e. 12th  May, 2014
2. Admit Card and Prospectus will be sent by post and list of candidates with their Roll numbers and Centres will also be available in the NIH Website:   
3. Two self addressed (six digit pin code compulsory) envelop of size 30cm X 20cm and 25cm X 12cm is to be send along with the application form for getting the prospectus through post.
4. Date of All India Admission Test –8th  June, 2014 (Sunday).
5. Date of publication of the result of Admission Test – 16th  June, 2014
6. Date of Counselling (and of Admission) – Date of counselling & subsequent admission will be notified after getting necessary clearance from Depertment of Ayush; Govt. of India.
7. Result of the qualified candidates will be communicated by post and the merit list will also be available in the NIH website:  .
8. List of eligible candidates / their Roll numbers / name of allotted centre for the All India Admission Test, Result of admission test, List of candidates eligible for counselling / date of counselling and venue etc. will be available in the Institute website. Though intimation will be sent by post, candidates are requested to check the Institute website regularly. Institute will not be responsible for non-receipt / delay in receipt of communications sent by post.

Candidates should ascertain their own eligibility before applying. Appearance in the Admission Test or empanelment in the merit list is purely provisional subject to confirmation of fulfillment of their eligibility before actual admission (if selected). Application fees once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances. Incomplete / illegible application, application not accompanied by the necessary enclosures etc. will be summarily rejected and no communication shall be entertained in this regard.

9. The All India admission test will be held at seven centres: Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Thiruvanthapuram and Bhopal. Candidate should therefore give their choice of centres in the application form. In case the number of candidates who opt for a particular Centre are less, then the centres at Hyderabad, Thiruvanthapuram and Bhopal will be cancelled and the candidates will be allotted the second choice of centre. Accordingly candidate who opts for Hyderabad, Thiruvanthapuram and Bhopal has to mention his / her second choice of Centre of examination from amongst Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai. Candidates must note that centre of examination once allotted to them shall not be changed and any request for such change will not be

entertained at any subsequent stage.

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