Wednesday, April 23, 2008
STUDENTS IN AIPMT
There the drop in the number of students who took the all India pre-medical test this year, from over 2 lakh students last year. The entrance for the All India Institute of Medical Sciences is a similar story. The number of students has dropped from 80,000 in 2006 to 65,000 in 2007.This at a time when students writing the IIT joint entrance exam has jumped by one lakh this year. That’s not all, those taking the AIEEE, the All Indian Engineering Entrance, has also increased from 6.5 lakh in 2007 to just over 8 lakh this year.In a country like ours, with a doctor to population ratio of 60 per lakh, a drop in the number of students opting for medicine is definitely not good news.