We are aware that the COVID-19 pandemic is making education challenging for students. The pandemic continues to add stress to every aspirant’s life, including medical aspirants. Hence, as a result, the Junior Doctor Association of BJ Medical College and Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad, has decided to call for a strike for the postponement and repeated delays in NEET PG (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-Postgraduate) counseling 2021. This indefinite strike started on November 29, 2021.
The Junior Doctors Association (JDA) of BJ Medical College released a press note on November 26. According to that press note, all BJ Medical College resident doctors are planning to withdraw their services from outpatient departments (OPDs) and routine procedures. Moreover, the Junior Doctors Association (JDA) submitted a memorandum to the PG director of BJ Medical College and the superintendent of Ahmedabad Civil Hospital, wearing black ribbons and carrying out a candle march inside the hospital campus.
In this memorandum, fast-tracking of NEET PG counseling is demanded on an urgent basis. Also, the resident doctors have asked the medical officers to assist them in their work until the new batch joins.
Top Courses offered in BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad
BJ Medical College is a renowned medical institution in Ahmedabad. Various medical degree courses are offered in this college, including the following:
Why did BJ Medical College students protest over the hostel?
Recently, in Ahmedabad, students of BJ Medical College were protesting over the hostel issues, and while sharing photos, they mentioned that the hostel is unsuitable for living. This protest was for the ladies’ hostel situated in the ‘C’ block of the college campus. This hostel is located in the campus of Civil Hospital. According to the report received from the executive engineer of health, medical services, and family welfare, the project implementation unit, the entire e hostel is unsuitable and dilapidated for living.
While protesting over the hostel issues, students of BJ Medical college also shared photos and videos of ceiling and wall cracks, which are falling apart. This puts the lives of the students at risk. In this hostel block, there are 136 rooms.
As per the reports, the hostel building is 50 years old, and hence, a test related to its structural capabilities must be carried out. Structural expert teams must visit the building, and based on their findings, they should take further actions. Within two months, the structural team experts will give their reports. During this time, the college administration should take up renovation work and send the girls of this hostel to another safer facility.
A hostel resident commented on this issue, saying that due to the falling of chunks of concrete from ceilings, three girls have been injured over the last 15 days. Among these three injured girls, one suffered from a fracture in the leg, another escaped with minor scratches, and the third one suffered minor injuries.
Also, there have been cases of electrocution on using water geysers. Moreover, waterlogging is another major issue in this hostel. The drainage system is choked, and as a result, the rooms get flooded.
According to reports, not only the ‘C’ block but the condition of the ‘D’ block is also similar and needs urgent repairs. Therefore, in the protest rally the President of the Junior Doctors Association, Oman Prajapati, stated that they will continue to protest until the issues are resolved.
BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad Highlights
|Affiliated to||Gujarat University|
|All India Ranking||10|
|Gujarat State Ranking||01|
|Listing and Recognition||World Health Organisation (WHO) and Medical Council of India (MCI)|
|Affiliated Hospital||Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad|
|Super Speciality Courses||05|
|Total Postgraduate Courses||31|
|Address||B.J. Medical College,New Civil Hospital, Asarwa, Ahmedabad-,Gujarat- 380016|
|Phone Number||+91 79-22680074|
How the US-based alumni of BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad, donated and offered help to fight COVID-19?
A few days ago, the US-based alumni of BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad, conducted a zoom meeting among their community to donate and offer help to the individuals fighting against COVID-19. This noble step was taken by the alumni to help thousands of patients receive treatments for COVID-19 in the Ahmedabad region.
In March 2021, according to President Dr. Gunjan Shukla, the Executive Committee members of the Alumni Association USA met at BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad, and successfully raised close to $100,000.
Dr. Shukla also added that, based on the recent Executive Committee meeting, they successfully raised $80,000. In addition to this amount, another $20,000 was pledged by all the members. Apart from this, the group of alumni members also conduct a lot of philanthropic work for the college that includes offering scholarships to poor students. But in this COVID-19 pandemic situation, all alumni members joined the zoom meeting to offer help to the people dying of oxygen shortage due to COVID-19. Dr. Shukla also stated that being a physician, it is their duty not to wait for long to do something for the needy.
The alumni association also used their emergency fund of $20,000 for oxygen concentrators, where each oxygen concentrator supports two patients. And another $25,000 was sent for vaccinations in remote villages through non-governmental partners. Additionally, $30,000 was offered for those villages where people were dying due to the lack of ventilators.
BJ Medical College Admission Process
BJ Medical College offers an MBBS degree at Undergraduate, MS/ MD, PG Diploma, and MCh/ DM at the super-specialty level. The total duration of the MBBS course is 5.5 years including internships. And the capacity of a batch is 250 seats. The total duration of PG courses is 3 years. Aspirants can pursue Master of Surgery (MS) and Doctor of Medicine (MD) courses in 20 specializations. Diploma courses in 10 specializations are also available for aspirants. There are a total of seven institutes affiliated with BJ Medical College. To take admission in BJ Medical College, aspirants need to follow the following rules:
· To enroll for admission in MBBS courses, aspirants must apply for NEET UG conducted by National Testing Agency.
· A graduation degree in MBBS from a recognized university is a must for NEET PG application.
· To pursue admission in diploma programs, aspirants must secure good marks in the pre-qualifying examination.
· National Board of Examination (NBE) conducts the NEET SS exam for pursuing admission in DM and MCh courses.
· The application process is conducted online for the undergraduate, postgraduate, and SS entrance exams.
· The admission process is conducted solely based on the marks obtained in the entrance examinations.
BJ Medical College Eligibility Criteria
The different courses offered in BJ Medical College and their eligibility criteria are given below:
|Course Name||Specialization||Eligibility Criteria|
|MBBS||Medical||Passed 10+2 securing a minimum of 50% of aggregate marks. Reserved category aspirants must secure a minimum of 40% of aggregate marks, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology must be the compulsory subjects in 10+2.|
|MD||Medicine/ Pharmacology/ Physiology/ Pathology/ Paediatrics/ Radiodiagnosis/ Anaesthesia/ Preventive & Social Medicine/ Microbiology/ TB & Chest Diseases/ Psychiatry/ Forensic Medicine and Radiotherapy etc.||Passed MBBS from any recognized university.|
|MS||Obstetrics & Gynaecology/ General Surgery/ Ophthalmology/ ENT and Orthopaedics etc.||Passed MBBS from any recognized university.|
|Diploma||DCH Diploma in Child Health/ DCP Diploma in Clinical Pathology/ DPH Diploma in Public Health/ DA Diploma in Anaesthesia/ DVD Diploma in Venereal Diseases/ DMRD Diploma Medical Radiodiagnosis/ DTCD Diploma in Tuberculosis & Chest Diseases/ DPM Diploma in Psychiatry Medicine/ DGO – Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology and DLO Diploma in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology etc.||Passed MBBS from any recognized university.|
Tips to crack NEET to enroll for admission in BJ Medical College
- Do adequate practice every day: Take the basic 11th and 12th standard syllabus and try to understand the basic questions that are asked in the NEET examination. In eGurukul, the whole syllabus of NEET and other medical examinations are covered. Aspirants can also try to solve the previous year’s question papers that are available on the eGurukul app. Practicing only before the examination night can never fetch you good marks. NEET is a tough examination, and hence, it is essential to keep practicing everyday.
- Buy reference books: While eGurukul is the best platform for the preparation of NEET, it will be better if you also practice from reference books. This will help you understand the concepts more clearly, and you can keep practicing diligently at the same time. Besides this, engaging and error-free video lectures from experts on the eGurukul app help aspirants prepare well for the medical entrance examinations.
- Be familiar with your syllabus: You should be thoroughly acquainted with the whole NEET syllabus before you start practicing for these entrance examinations. We all know that questions in the examination are asked from the prescribed 11th and 12th board exam syllabus. So if you know the whole syllabus, it will be easier for you to work on the weak and strong areas of every chapter.
- Try to solve previous year’s papers: In the eGurukul app, there are plenty of questions papers and model papers from the last few years, which you can try solving. This will help increase your confidence. Many questions were asked in the examination from the previous year’s question papers. So you should try to collect and practice as many question papers as you can from the previous years.
- Learn Time Management: The most important tip for a mathematics paper is time management. If you get stuck while solving questions, leave that question and attempt the next one. Spending too much time solving a question will lead to further panic about the lack of time to attempt other questions. While practicing at home or during the examination of your mathematics paper, keep your watch in front to time yourself better.
The impact of the COVID-19 outbreak affected the education system of the world. The entire world is now battling this deadly virus. The education system, the admission process of all the courses, including medical courses, are highly affected due to the pandemic. And it will take a long time to recover the process again. However the situation may be, aspirants must not lose hope and always work hard in their studies. The exam and the admission process might get delayed but won’t be called off. So, you should always stay alert and it is also mandatory to regularly study and practice the relevant chapters to score high marks in NEET and other medical entrance exams. DBMCI is the best platform for all medical aspirants for best practice. Aspirants can enjoy a unique study experience on the eGurukul app, the brainchild of DBMCI. The error-free video lectures help you learn and engage in new concepts. Also, expert medical professionals are available for the aspirants to resolve any query 24 x 7. This is the main benefit of choosing eGurukul. Not only this, but here students can also practice previous year’s question papers and appear for mock tests to revise their concepts.
NEET exams, as well as the admission process, might get delayed but this can not be the reason to stop your preparation. Enroll yourself in eGurukul and continue your preparation under the guidance of the best medical experts and focus on cracking the entrance exam.