Do you want to study postgraduate medicine in AFMS (Armed Forces Medical Services) institutions? Here’s an information bulletin of PG Courses in AFMS Institutions Through NEET – PG 2023 with key facts about the admissions procedure, priority categories, eligibility requirements, and other specifics for the 2023 session. Continue reading to see how you might begin a rewarding educational career in the field of medicine.
AFMS and NEET-PG 2023 Overview
The Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) provides great chances for postgraduate study for ambitious medical professionals. PG Courses in AFMS Institutions Through NEET-PG 2023, a national-level entrance test, is used to determine admission to various programmes. You may obtain a place at AFMS colleges and build your future in medicine by successfully completing NEET-PG 2023.
Important Dates at a Glance
|Online Registration on MCC/DGHS (MoHFW) website||On https://mcc.nic.in/ Dates will be published by MCC after declaration of result|
|Availability of Priority-wise merit list from MCC/DGHS (MoHFW)||On completion of registration process|
|Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) Counseling||Dates will be published on www.afmcdg1d.gov.in / www.afmc.nic.in (COUNSELING WILL BE HELD ONLINE EXCEPT FOR PRIORITY V CANDIDATES)|
Registration on the MCC/DGHS (MOHFW) website https://mcc.nic.in/ is MANDATORY to be eligible for AFMS counseling. Please print and retain a copy of the registration slip till completion of the counseling process. Candidates will be eligible for admission into any of the eight AFMS Institutions subject to the local State/ University/ NMC rules & regulations.
The List of Institutes for PG Courses in AFMS Institutions Through NEET – PG 2023 are –
- AFMC PUNE
- AH(R&R) DELHI CANTT
- INHS ASVINI MUMBAI
- CH (AF) BANGALORE
- CH (EC) KOLKATA
- CH CC) LUCKNOW
- CH (WC) CHANDIMANDIR
- IAM BANGALORE
Number of seats –
The actual number of seats available in PG courses in AFMS institutions throught NEET-PG 2023 for the session may vary depending on a variety of criteria, including recognised faculty/resources and clearance from the Office of the DGAFMS (Director General Armed Forces Medical Services). Before the counselling process begins, the preliminary number of seats for each institution will be posted. It should be noted that some priority groups may have few or no seats available.Their subject-wise breakdown will be available on the AFMS website prior to the start of counselling for that specific priority. The stipend/fee system may differ by state and institution. Candidates are encouraged to check the AFMS website on a regular basis.
Priority/category for admission –
Admissions to postgraduate courses at AFMS colleges are prioritised by the Government of India, Ministry of Defence. The following are the entrance priority categories:
- Priority-I: AFMS Officers enrolled in advanced specialised courses/postgraduate programmes.
- Priority-II: Foreign students sponsored by the government, subject to requirements imposed by the Indian government.
- Priority-III: Medical Officers funded by the Para Military Organisation or other Government of India organisations. For counselling consideration, a sponsorship certificate signed by the supporting authority is required.
- Priority IV: Ex-SSC (Short duty Commissioned) AMC (Army Medical Corps) Officers discharged following completion of contractual duty and within three years of release. Specific dates and requirements must be met.
- Priority-V: Civilian individuals wanting to serve in the Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) and meeting the bulletin’s eligibility conditions.
To be eligible for AFMS counselling, candidates seeking admission to postgraduate programmes at AFMS universities must take the NEET-PG 2023 and get a minimum qualifying score as specified by NBE. After obtaining a minimum qualifying score as given by NBE in NEET-PG 2023, candidates must register on the MCC website for AFMS PG Counselling and present the required documentation to participate in the AFMS counselling.
Instructions for Priority-V (civilian) candidates –
If you are a civilian applicant interested in joining the AFMS, here are some crucial guidelines to follow:
- Priority-V applicants must be under 30 years old as of December 31, 2023.
- A service obligation of 05 years in the Armed Forces Medical Service (AFMS) is required for successful completion of the PG Course. At the moment of admission, a bond agreement must be signed.
- Medical fitness in accordance with the norms necessary for commission in the AFMS is required.
- AFMS officers who have surrendered their commission, been dismissed/removed from duty, or have not fulfilled their first contractual service are ineligible for consideration.
Criteria for Eligibility
Candidates must meet the following criteria to be admitted to postgraduate studies at AFMS institutions:
- Graduates of medical schools accredited by the National Medical Commission (NMC).
- Registration as a Registered Medical Practitioner with any NMC-accredited State Medical Council.
- The internship must be completed by August 11, 2023.
- Indian citizenship (save for Priority-II applicants).
Methodology for Candidates
Candidates seeking admission to AFMS institutions should follow the procedure outlined below:
- NEET-PG 2023 requires a mandatory appearance.
- Registration and selection of AFMS on the website of the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC).
- The printed registration sheet or information page should be kept for counselling purposes.
- Notifications of application invites for Priority-III and Priority-IV applicants will be made available on the AFMS website.
- The MCC PG counselling programme will be followed by AFMS counselling rounds.
The following certifications must be submitted in original by chosen candidates at the college on the day of admission:
- Six passport-sized photos.
- 2023 NEET-PG Admit card and a printed copy of the registration slip from the DGHS website.
- NBE has issued a NEET-PG 2023 rank card.
- As confirmation of age, a Class X/SSLC/ICSE certificate is required.
- Nationality Certificate/Xerox copy of a valid passport/Domicile Certificate/Birth Certificate endorsed with Indian nationality.
- Mark sheets for first to final year MBBS students from the individual university.
- MBBS Degree Certificate/Pass Certificate.
- Certificate of Completion of Internship.
- Permanent/provisional registration certificate from the State Medical Council.
- Attempt Certificate.
- Certificate for Transfer/Migration.
- Affidavit of Educational Gap, if appropriate.
- AFMS PG counselling includes an allotment letter.
- Candidates with Priority III (Para-Military Officers/Other Government of India Organisations): Subject-specific sponsorship certificate signed by the Competent Authority and issued by the particular organisation. At the time of entry, the sponsorship certificate must be deposited.
- Priority IV candidates: Armed Forces Medical Services release order and moving order from the previous unit, as well as NOC in the case of SSC Officers in their final year of initial/extended contractual duty.
- Candidate declaration (as per Appendix ‘B’ format).
Counselling for subject allocation will take place as follows:
- Except for Priority-V, online counselling based on merit-cum-choice will be held for all priorities. Priority-V applicants will be counselled in person at AFMC, Pune.
- During counselling, the seat matrix will be presented.
- Vacancies left after serving officers and foreign-sponsored applicants have been filled will be available for additional priorities in order of priority and merit.
- Check the AFMS website frequently for counselling schedule adjustments.
- Before participating in counselling, candidates must confirm their eligibility for priority, institution, and subject.
- Candidates who have received admission letters must provide all original certificates for verification. The candidate will be disqualified for admission if original papers are not provided.
Procedure for Admission:
- Admission to PG courses in AFMS institutions is preliminary and subject to approval by the DGAFMS Office and the relevant university. Additional documents/certificates may be required depending on the institute/university.
- The Commandant of the college makes the final and binding decision on admission.
- Maintain the NEET-PG 2023 Admit Cards and NEET Rank Cards till seat allocation and admission.
- Priority-V (civilian) applicants participating in AFMS PG counselling must report at AFMC, Pune, before the admission procedure’s specified day and time.
- For civilian (Priority-V) applicants, a medical examination is required, and they must fulfil the medical criteria for commissioning in AFMS.
- Candidates who are deemed medically unfit by the Medical Board shall be denied admission to any AFMS institute. Candidates may appeal the result to the Appeal Medical Board within the timeframe given.
- Selected applicants (excluding serving officers) must submit a security deposit of Rs. 10,000/- (refunded after course completion) by DD in favour of the Commandant of the AFMS institution where they accepted the seat.
The fee structure would be in accordance with the norms established by the University/Government of India. Fees paid will not be reimbursed once entrance has been completed.
Please keep in mind that the material presented is subject to change, and applicants are urged to consult the official AFMS website for the most up-to-date instructions and requirements.