Vardhman Foundation Shakun Oswal Scholarship
Last date : 10.12.2023
AIIMS Bhopal is one of the seven AIIMS apex healthcare institutes being established by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojna (PMSSY). With the aim of correcting regional imbalances in quality tertiary level healthcare in the country, and attaining self sufficiency in graduate and postgraduate medical education and training the PMSSY planned to set up 6 new AIIMS like
institutions in under served areas of the country. These institutions are being established by an Act of Parliament on the lines of the original All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi which imparts both undergraduate and
postgraduate medical education in all its branches and related fields, along with nursing and paramedical training. to bring together in one place educational facilities of the highest order for the training of personnel in all branches of health care activity.
To establish a centre of excellence in medical education, training, health care and research imbued with scientific culture, compassion for the sick and commitment to serve the underserved.
01 Mode of Examination – Offline Objective type
02 Duration of Examination – 90 minutes Stage I & II
03 Stage I – 30 minutes
04 Date of Examination & interview – 10th July, 2020
05 Number of Shift – 02 (Two)
06 Timing of Examination (Stage I & II) – 10.00 AM to 11.30 AM , 11.40 AM to 12.40 PM (Reporting time 9.00 AM) ,Stage II only for candidates who choose to apply for PhD in more than one branch (maximum two codes)
4.00 PM onwards (Stage III)
07 Location of Examination centres – Medical Collage, AIIMS Bhopal
08 Type of Examination : – Objective Type(MCQ) -Stage I Objective type (MCQ) and Short Answer Type – Stage II Stage III – Departmental clinical/practical/lab based assessment.
09 Marks – Stage I & II (30+40 =70)
10 Distribution of Questions : – As detailed in the prospectus
11 Marking Scheme : – (MCQs) Correct Answer : One mark (+)1 , Incorrect Answer: Minus one-third (−)1/3 ,Unanswered/Marked for Review: 0 ,Not Answered : 0
12 Method of Cut-Off At least 50 percentile combined in the written test (Stage I and II) to be eligible for Stage III. Special weightage (described in the prospectus) to be added after determining eligibility. Candidates 3 times
the number of seats advertised will be called for Stage III (Department clinical/ practical/lab based assessment carrying 20 marks)
13 Method of resolving ties The tie case will be resolved according to age (Date of birth), the older candidate shall get preference over the younger one.
3. SEAT DETAILS: There are two types of seats available
FA = Fellowship Seats available in the Project (minimum 24 months) OF = Own Govt. Fellowship
A: Fellowship seats available in the project (FA): Candidates with or without Own Fellowship can apply
S.No Department Code No. of seat Qualification requirement
Project Title Broad subject area proposed research for Ph.D Quantum and duration of fellowship/ Stipend
1 Microbiology 101(a) 1 MD Microbiology/MBBS/ M.Sc. Microbiology from a recognized University.
A pilot project on interventional capacity building of in-service staff (Medical officers, Nursing staff and Nursing college faculty) to bring down GBS (group B Streptococci), RTI (reproductive tract infections) associated adverse pregnancy outcomes in tribal district of Madhya Pradesh Microbiology Stipend of Rs. 30,000/- per month for two years.
2 Biochemistry 102(a) 1 Master’s degree in Biochemistry / Medical Biochemistry Biotechnology/Life
Sciences Candidates with CSIR / UGCNET/GATE will be preferred Unravelling chemoresistance and S1P signalling in a bioengineered 3-D oral squamous cell carcinoma model: implicaitons in cancer therapy Cancer Biology Stipend of Rs. 31,000/- per month for two years
3 FMT 103(a) 1 M.Sc in Forensic Science /Microbiology/ Zoology/Biotechnol ogy/ with biology as one of the subjects in graduation level. To see the incidence and attempt to find the aetiology
of incidental pleural adhesions seen during medicolegal autopsy at AIIMS Bhopal Forensic Medicine & Toxicology Stipend of Rs. 36,000/- per month for two years 4 Neurology 104(a) 1 Masters degree in Biochemistry/Medic al/ Biochemistry/ Biotechnology/Life Sciences Screening of CGG repeat in FMR monogenic disorder in Indian patients and its role in inflammation and mitochondrial dysfunction. Neurobiology Stipend of Rs. 35960/- per month
for two years
5 Neurology 104(b) 1 Masters Degree MD/M.Sc) in Yoga Effects of Yoga on primary fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). A randomized, controlled, open label, hospitalbased study” Neurology and Yoga Stipend of Rs.
31000/- per month for two years
Note: i) Fellowship shall be paid for 24 months as mentioned against each Project. ii) Fellowship period can be extended if the project gets extended with the provision of fellowship or PI can arrange fellowship from any other project if available.
1 Microbiology 101(b) 1 MD Microbiology/ MBBS/ M.Sc. Microbiology from a recognized University. A pilot project on interventional capacity building of in-service staff (Medical officers, Nursing staff and Nursing college faculty) to bring down GBS (group B Streptococci), RTI (reproductive tract infections) associated adverse pregnancy outcomes in tribal district of Madhya Pradesh Micorbiology
2 Biochemistry 102(b) 1 Master’s degree in Biochemistry / Medical Biochemistry /Life Sciences Natural product isolation with characterization on in vitro anti neoplastic property Medical Biochemistry
3 Biochemistry 102(c) 1 Master’s degree in Biochemistry / Medical Biochemistry Biotechnology/Life Sciences Candidates with their own fellowship (CSIR / DBT / UGC / ICMR etc.) Unravelling chemoresistance and S1P signalling in a
bioengineered 3-D oral squamous cell carcinoma model: implicaitons in cancer therapy Cancer Biology
4 Pediatrics 105(a) 2 MBBS/ M.Sc in Biochemistry/Biotechnolo gy/Life sciences To study the prevalence of common metabolic disorders and Hemoglobinopat hies in newborns of central india by New Born Screening (NBS)
New born Screening/ Hemoglobinop athy
1. A candidate is allowed to submit application for Two code number only. Code numbers are 101,102, 103,104 & 105.
2. Every candidate can apply for PhD seats in maximum two codes (departments). The question paper for Stage II will be such as to test the competency of the student in the subject in which the candidate wishes to pursue the PhD program. Provisions are also incorporated to address non-specific qualifications like MBBS and MSc Life Sciences. Illustrative examples are given below with the caveat that this is only an example and no comparison is drawn between MD and MSc qualifications: PhD seats are advertised in departments of Biochemistry, Microbiology, CFM, Neurology and Paediatrics in this advertisement. a. Scenario 1: Candidates with MSc in specific subject e.g.
Biochemistry/Biotechnology/Yoga / Microbiology will choose to pursue PhD in the subject of PG qualification, hence it will be natural and logical that he /she be asked to appear in Stage II question paper in the subject in which
candidate has applied for PhD which is identical to his / her PG qualification.
b. Scenario 2: Candidates with MBBS / MD qualification can choose to apply for PhD in any of the branches (maximum two codes) because candidates with MBBS / MD qualification have studied and been examined in the subjects in
which PhD seats are advertised (Biochemistry, Microbiology, CFM, and Paediatrics), during MBBS program, provided that aforementioned qualifications are asked in the concerned project. Candidates with MSc Life Sciences (wherein the MSc degree certificate mentions only MSc in Life Sciences but doesn’t mention any particular subject like Zoology, Botany, Forensic Sciences and candidates with MSc Biotechnology can also apply in two subject codes provided that the eligibility qualification asked against the project titles specifies these degrees.
In the scenario 1 single merit list merit list will be prepared based upon marks obtained in the question paper in which candidate has appeared. In the scenario 2 two merit lists will be prepared if candidate chose to appear in more than one subject code.
3. All seats in single code number (related to a single department) will be clubbed and candidates qualifying for them will be offered the project of their choice (within that code number) based on their merit.
4. Selected candidates who have their own fellowship but apply for ‘Seats where fellowship is available in the project’ may be offered ‘seats where candidates must have their own government fellowship’ if these seats remain unfilled after being offered to all selected candidates who have applied in this category.
The applications will be invited on a prescribed Performa. The application form (with selfattested copies of all documents) and fees must be submitted by Speed Post / by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with photocopy of Demand draft latest by 30th June, 2020 by 5.00 PM. In the Office of Registrar, AIIMS. Saket nagar, Bhopal- 462020 (M.P).For any postal delay AIIMS, Bhopal is not responsible.
Application fees is: For General/OBC candidates Rs. 1000/- For SC/ST/PwD and all Women candidates – Nil Fees to be paid by Demand Draft only in favour of “AIIMS Bhopal” payable at Bhopal
Fee once remitted will not be refunded in any circumstance Inadequately filled / incomplete applications may be summarily rejected.
Eligibility for Ph. D course– Non Sponsored A candidate seeking admission to the course of study leading to the award of a Degree of Doctor of Philosophy must possess at least one of the following qualifications:
1. Medical qualification: MBBS with minimum 55% aggregate marks or MD/MS /DM/M.Ch in the subject concerned or Diplomate of National Board of Examination. Candidates who have obtained any of these degrees from medical colleges which are not recognized by the Medical Council of India shall not be eligible to apply.
2. Non-Medical – For nonmedical candidates eligibility shall be Master’s Degree (two years course) awarded by Indian Universities or equivalent in the subject as per requirement of the project. Candidates holding M.Sc. (Other than M.Sc. Nursing) M.Tech. degree & BAMS will be eligible for the Non-Medical Qualification Category
Candidate possessing Masters Degree through distant learning course shall not be eligible
Candidate having eligibility under non-medical category should have at least 55% marks in the last eligibility examination qualified.
The non-medical candidates should have preferably qualified in any one of the following national entrance tests in the last 2 years:
o Joint CSIR-UGC NET for JRF
o ICMR – JRF
o ICMR- SRF
o DBT – JRF
o DBT – SRF
o NBHM screening test
o INSPIRE fellowship
o UGC – JRF
o UGC – SRF
o CSIR – JRF
o CSIR– SRF
o DST/SERB – JRF
o DST/SERB– SRF
*. Candidates who have qualified in above said examinations leading to award of fellowships will be given special weightage in the entrance examination as detailed in method of selection part of guidelines.
Candidates working under Central Govt./Semi Govt./Autonomous organization should submit their applications through proper channel i.e. employer. They will be required to submit a ‘No Objection Certificate” from their employer before they are allowed to join the Ph.D. Course.
The candidates who are likely to complete requisite qualification and degree by 30thJanuary, 2020 may also apply. However, the candidates who are completing their requisite qualification after 30th January,2020 are not eligible to take up this examination.
* Applicants from AIIMS Faculty/Scientific Staff for Ph. D. registration will be considered as in-service candidates as per guidelines laid down by AIIMS in this regard.
(I) The duration of the course shall be the time period from registration to submission of thesis. The minimum period of registration in respect of all the candidates who are registered for Ph.D. shall be three years. The maximum period of registration shall not exceed five years. Extension beyond the period of 5 years can be given for a maximum period of 6 months on the recommendation of Dean Academic and final approval by the Director.
(II) Further extension of six months beyond 5 ½ years can only be given by the Academic Committee for a maximum period of 6 months in highly exceptional circumstances (like medical exigencies, natural calamities etc.) and such extension may not be given retrospectively.
(III) The Chief guide of Ph.D Student shall give clear reason for the delay to the Academic Committee and must present the case before Academic Committee.
(IV) In case of extension beyond 5 ½ years without justifiable reasons and circumstances as mentioned above, the PhD registration of the candidate shall be cancelled.
(V) Failure to submit thesis within stipulated time period of maximum 5yrs. with extension after approval upto 5½ years (6 years in exceptional circumstances by prior approval of Academic Committee) shall lead to cancellation of PhD registration of the candidate.
The Application fee For General/ OBC candidates is Rs. 1000/- and Nil for SC/ ST/ PwD and all Women candidates. Fees to be paid by Demand Draft only in favor of “AIIMS Bhopal” payable at Bhopal.
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The application form (with self-attested copies of all documents) and fees must be submitted by Speed Post / by email at email@example.com with a photocopy of the Demand draft latest by 30th June 2020 by 5.00 PM. In the Office of Registrar, AIIMS. Saket Nagar, Bhopal- 462020 (M.P).For any postal delay AIIMS, Bhopal is not responsible.
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For more details refer the Official Website : https://www.aiimsbhopal.edu.in/
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