UHS displays merit lists
Nov 15: The University of Health Sciences (UHS) has displayed the lists of candidates to be admitted to MBBS in 11 public-sector medical colleges in Punjab on open merit and against the seats reserved for the under-developed districts and the disabled students.
The lists which are available on the UJIS website (www.uhs.edu.pk) were displayed after a division bench of the Lahore High Court on Tuesday dismissed the petitions filed by some candidates who challenged the entrance test weightage criteria of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council for admission to medical/dental colleges in the country.
The bench headed by justice Chaudhry Shahid Saeed had earlier barred the UHS from implementing the merit list till a final decision on the case.
In a press release issued on Tuesday, a UHS spokesman said merit had been higher this year compared to last year’s.
A total of 6,717 applications were received from Oct 5 to 15 from eligible candidates for admission against 2,842 open merit, 61 under-developed districts’ and 20 disabled candidates seats.
The merit list was prepared giving a weightage of 10 per cent for matriculation, 40 per cent for intermediate and 50 per cent for entrance test marks, according to the criteria laid down by the PMDC.
The King Edward Medical University remained the top choice of the candidates with merit for the college closing at 88.2372 per cent while the Allama Iqbal Medical College remained at second position with the last merit of 86.4009 per cent.
The last merit of the Services Institute of Medical Sciences was 85.0027 per cent, the Fatima Jinnah
Medical College (84.5380 per cent), the Nishtar Medical College, Multan (84.1701 per cent), the Rawaipindi Medical College (83.6778 per cent), the Punjab Medical College, Faisalabad, (83.6214 per cent), the Quaid-i-Azarn Medical College, Bahawalpur, (83.0039 er cent), the Sargodha Medical College (82.9150 per cent), the Nawaz Sharif Medical College, Gujrat, (82.6433 per cent), and the Shaikh Zayed Medical College, Rahim Yar Khan, (82.5283 per cent).
The selection list of the Gujranwala Medical College, the Sahiwal Medical College, the Khwaja Muhammad Safdar Medical College, Sialkot and the DG Khan Medical College will be displayed after a few days, the press release said.
The spokesman further said 76 candidates applied for admission against 20 seats reserved for the disabled students and 578 candidates applied for admission against 61 seats reserved for the students of six under-developed districts of Punjab — Muzzafargarh, Rajanpur, Lodhran, Bhakkar, Layyah and Dera Ghazi Khan.
The selected candidates would be issued call letters for interview by the colleges concerned. The classes will commence on Nov 28.
The first selection list for BDS would be displayed on Dec 22 and classes in dental colleges will commence on Jan 9 next year.
UHS displays merit lists