Chandigarh: If favourable situations keep coming, PGI shall be second in the list of institutes conducting online entrance examination for admission in MD/DM after the esteemed Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry from 2017 year. The 2016 admission examination which is due to held on December 20th will be the last examination in paper-based mode. Around 7000 students appear in the entrance exam that is held twice in a year.
Due to the cheating uproar uncovered by CBI in the year2012, PGI have to undergo a decisive approach to make the MD/DM examination online. It was then that the PGI administrative staff decided to relinquish the paper-based exam and move towards online exam to sustain pellucidity. "The online based test adheres to the similar pattern as JIPMER" said a high-ranking official. This exam pattern will resemble GRE entrance exam, for the evaluation shall be inaccessible immediately after the completion of test. PGI has already receiving online entries for form fill-ups and payment confirmations.
It was after 2012, that the management committee of PGI hosted stringent measures that include gambolling, jamming and even denying a personal pen inside the examination hall. So far since then no complaint of cheating has entertained, but the administration is robust in his decision to digitalize entrance exams. "An added advantage is that students who are remotely situated need not fly to the exam location and appear for the test. They could endeavour this venture from anywhere" said an official.
The scam in 2012 involved a great deal of technological misuse. CBI had gathered many hi-tech devices like laptops, microphones, Bluetooth headsets, button-hole cameras, sophisticated handsets, wireless earplugs and even table computers from the examination hall. The notorious gang involved in this evil act used Bluetooth headsets to get answers from the nearest hostel in the vicinity.