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    What are the options after failing to qualify in NEET 2016 exam? - active GD

    CBSE has published the NEET 2016 results. What are the options for the candidates after failing to qualify in National Eligibility cum Entrance Test(NEET).

    One of the most prestigious entrance exams in India is the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, better known as NEET-UG. This exam is mandatory for those aspiring to take up an undergraduate medical course (MBBS) or a dental course (BDS) or a postgraduate course (MD/MS) in a private medical college or in a Government medical college in the country. The results will be announced tomorrow, on 17th August 2016. Refer: How to check AIPMT NEET-UG 2016 Phase I and II combined results online

    Now the question arises: suppose a student is unsuccessful in NEET-2016? What then? Does his/her dream of entering the medical career come to an abrupt end? Are there any other options for those who failed to qualify through the NEET-2016 exam? If not a medical career, are there any other good options? Will they have the option of trying again the next year?

    We would like members to actively participate in the discussion and let all students know the options after failing to qualify in NEET 2016 exam.

    Last date to submit your response in this thread: 19th August, 2016 (the GD will close when the date changes to 20th August).
  • #575547
    I think failing and passing are a part of anyone's career. You win some, you loose some. So why loose heart, if you have failed in an examination.
    My suggestion is try again one more time. But next year also appear for engineering entrance examination like JEE or AIEEE. This is to keep your options open.

    Live life Kingsize!

  • #575551
    About 7 lakh students are awaiting results. NEET-I was held on 01.05.2016 and was taken by about 6 lakh candidates. Later, NEET-II was conducted on 24.07.2016 in which the NEET-I candidates were also allowed to participate.

    The outcome of NEET-II is applicable only for admissions to all India quota seats, state Government quota seats where the state Governments have opted so and private/management/NRI quota seats in all private medical/dental colleges or any private/deemed university.

    We will have to wait and watch for getting the things stabilized. The main issue is the open auction/sale of the seats by the private medical colleges. It is rumored that the private medicate colleges charge exorbitant capitation fee for admission in medical courses. The main issue at stake is as to how the private medical colleges will cope up with the changed scenario.

    Regarding the options left with the candidates who fail to qualify NEET, many of them who are bent upon completing a medical course may choose to pursue a medical degree abroad. Even Bangladesh is emerging as a popular destination these days.

    The others will explore the possibility of completing a pharmacy, nursing or paramedical course. Ultimately the career of a medical representative is the last refuse of being in touch with the wonderful medical world.

    Let us encourage each other in sharing knowledge.

  • #575555
    There are few options applicable only to TN this year as per judgement. For TN already medical seats in government colleges are filled as usual without any entrance and this NEET is applicable only to private medical college seats. I hope this time this has given some energy and life to students who really wanted to do medicine but without capitation fee but with fees because till last year private seats are filled with heavy burden of capitation fees or straight away we can say to rich. So the failure in TN may not have much impact but also it gave way to other state students also in merit.

    If failed, there are still open to them the engineering colleges if they have done mathematics also in 10+2 related subjects like Bio medical engineering/Bio technology/industrial biotechnology as there are many engineering colleges have seats vacant if they want to combine Biology and engineering otherwise they can go for any other engineering too. If they do not have mathematics, they have to go for other options of Pharmacy but they have to proceed up to research if they really wanted to do something in medicine or medical in abroad if they can shell out money.

    Last resort one can wait and proceed next year but surely I will not recommend because one year waste has much effect in life. After joining in some courses, next year they may try.

    If somebody is really interested, they can go for alternative medical courses like Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani and Homeopathy. Nowadays even non medical practitioners are doing with Acupressure/Acupuncture to touch with patients. But I may not suggest this option though the option is available.

    Nice to be in ISC and feel the difference.

  • #575556
    Yes, failing causes a bad impression on us and on our parents too but we should not be dishearten as failing and passing is a part and parcel of life, so I think instead of thinking of going to something else please be strong enough to face the failure because my father says that when somebody got kicked in his back he moves two step forward, so I think we should be inspired by our failure and try every possibility to crack that examination or any situation of life in which we are unable to do something.
    live happily in every situation of life

  • #575569
    Well, failure should not make you feel disheartened. First of all try to analyse the reasons for failing. Maybe you were not good at one or more subjects. Make better preparations in them.

    Please note that NEET is not an end in itself. I guess there are other competitive examinations held for taking admissions to a medical courses. You can attempt the state level exams or AIIMS ones. Even private universities have been found to conduct such entrance tests.

    You may also try your hand at taking admissions in private medical colleges. There is no dearth for such institutes which promise and provide good level of education.

    Live....and Let Live...!

  • #575573
    #575569 - It may be noted that one of the main objectives of conductive NEET was to dispense with the prevailing corrupt practices like charging a capitation fee by the private/management/NRI quota seats in all private medical / dental colleges or any private/deemed university. Therefore the system of conducting competitive examinations by the private medical/dental colleges has been stopped by introducing NEET.

    As far as the state Government medical/dental colleges are concerned, they may opt for either the NEET or their own competitive examinations. However, the 15% all India quota in the state Government medical/dental colleges also will be filled through the NEET only.

    Thus the various routes of getting a medical/dental seat are as follows only -
    1. State Government medical/dental colleges - to clear state level competitive entrance examination in case the state concerned has not opted for NEET for admission in state quota or clear NEET for admission in 15% all India quota.
    2. Private medical/dental colleges/universities - through NEET only.
    3. The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi, Postgraduate Institute for Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh (PGIMER), Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) are outside the NEET's purview.

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  • #575577
    Thank you for those inputs, Kailashji.

    If you are really desirous of joining a medical course, you may consider joining a private institute that has no such corrupt practices involved. I understand that it would be much expensive compared to the NEET approach.

    The best option in that case would be to drop a year and appear for the examination next year. I know it is a big pain in the neck for someone who is meritorious enough to appear in NEET. But, that is how life is. But, before dropping a year, ask yourself whether you are really serious about the profession. Is it because of your interest in the subject that you want to join medicine, or is it just the pressure from parents/peers? Weigh down all your pros and cons before taking a decision on dropping a year.

    If you decide to drop a year, you can put the year so lost to some good use. Apart from preparing for the exam well in advance, consider investing in some other useful short term course. Who knows - you may develop interest in the allied subject and decide to make a career on the same!

    Live....and Let Live...!

  • #575578
    #575577 - After NEET, the admission in the private medical/dental colleges will be made purely on merit basis as per score obtained . Therefore, the differentiation on the basis of corrupt private institutes and non-corrupt institutions don't exist anymore. The only difference may be in the fee structure.

    This is the main cause of concern of the private medical/dental institution. Most of such institutions are directly or indirectly connected to the influential political bigwigs. There are more than 250 private medical colleges and around 20,000 seats in private medical colleges. According to the reports, there are almost 80 MPs who have a direct interest in private medical education.

    Let us encourage each other in sharing knowledge.

  • #575588
    Live life Kingsize!

  • #575592
    I would suggest those who have failed in their NEET examinations to move to the alternatives. There are many other options within the medical fraternity. None of those are in any way inferior to the MBBS or BDS courses.

    I have seen a few people in my knowledge, who have opted for the alternative career options almost within the same stream. If you are unable to get an admission to the medical stream through NEET, why not look for the allied streams like BAMS, BHMS or Nursing?

    Live....and Let Live...!

  • #575595
    My daughter is the best example to face this exam called NEET. She is now in BiPC second year and during first year EAMCET was given more weight age by her college. But this year she has been writing NEET mock test every week and thus pruning herself to cope up for the best rank. As per the last exam she scored 395 out of 720 and that seems to be considerable improvement. When NEET exams first started , she was scoring below 200 and now she is touching nearly 400. What the college management says that those who scores more that 600 would be top ranker across the country and getting government medical seat would be very easy. Let us see what is in store for her. Moreover apart from NEET the college is also giving coaching for AIIMS and EAMCET. Every week she is writing three tests for NEET, AIIMS and EAMCET. If this kind of overhauling is made to the children, surely they are going to have the rankings as expected by the college group and also the parents like us. And those who failed NEET exam has to go for regular degree courses only.
    K Mohan @ Moga
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

  • #575597
    The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has declared combined results of NEET 1 and NEET 2, the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for undergraduate medical and dental admissions on 16.08.2016 itself instead of the earlier declared date 17.08.2016 i.e. one day in advance.

    Total 4,09,477 candidates qualified the test out of the total 8,02,594 who appeared in NEET.

    The girls have outnumbered boys among the qualifiers.

    Results can be seen on,,

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  • #575612
    In my opinion, if the student is a dedicated person, he should try for NEET until he gets a medical seat as there is no restriction on number of attempts though there exists a limit on age. I have seen many of my friends trying to crack the state medical exams for at least 4 to 5 times and finally got succeeded in their endeavor. With the introduction of NEET, those days are gone where people can buy a medical seat with their money. We should salute Supreme Court for its bold decision. Though there exists a different route for rich people, who can join their wards in foreign medical colleges, but those doctors can do practice in India only when they pass the MCI screening test.
    There is no end of world, if a student doesn't get a medical seat. If Arts students are able to survive in this world, why can't Biology students survive. In fact, they have many opportunities when compared to those, who pass their +2 in Arts stream. In fact, the frustration of not getting a medical seat, will make the individual more focused and he will excel in whatever field he chooses later.

  • #575640
    In fact, it is the reservation system that hampers most of the meritorious students. A noble and responsible profession like medicine should not be under the purview of the reservation.
    Maybe I am touching a controversial topic with that statement, but that remains a fact.

    Moreover, I would not go in favour of dropping year unless you are really passionate about the course. NEET, or the MBBS is not exactly the end of the world. You should as well consider opting for other areas within the genre. Failures are bound to come one's way and it would not be wise to get disheartened with it.

    Besides, for a really hard working student, dropping a year can be a reason to lise confidence. The best way out would be to concentrate on something else that may interest you.

    Be brave to fight the defeat and strive ahead!

    Live....and Let Live...!

  • #575642
    From this year, the private medical colleges have been brought under the aegis of NEET. this single step has stopped the management of these private medical colleges to fleece money from the guardians of thousands of students who have been planning to join medical profession. Although the majority of such private medical colleges lack basic infrastructure, they earn crores of money at the time of admission in these sub-standard medical colleges.

    However, the present GD is on the option available before the students who could not qualify the NEET-2016. I must say that such students, should not get disheartened. Literally, thousands of options are open before them. First of all, the students from affluent class could ponder over the option of studying medicine in foreign medical college. I personally have written some articles on studying medicine in Bangladesh, Ukraine, Belarus and some other countries. The admission process in these countries is not as rigorous as the admission process in India and the fees are within reach of the affluent class of India. These articles can be read in the 'Articles' section or 'Study Abroad' section of ISC.

    Secondly, the students may wait for another year and re-appear in NEET during 2017. They can easily utilise the experience gained (regarding pattern of the question paper) during this year's NEET. If these students are determined enough, they would definitely be successful during the next year.

    I will discuss about other options in my next part of response.

    "If you are killed in action, you go to Heaven. If you win, you rule this Earth (as beautiful as Heaven). That is why, O son of Kunti, take a firm resolve and fight!"-- Shrimad Bhagwad Gita

  • #575643
    I don't see the harm in dropping one year to follow one's passion. Today it is a different scenario than earlier. Earlier losing a year meant a great deal for the students. Recruiters used to bug them to stress the exact scenario as to why the candidate dropped a year. Nowadays recruiters are only bothered about the aggregate score and the skills of the candidate.
    In fact, I can suggest a remedy here. The issue here is dropping a year. The candidate should do two things to take an advantage of this situation.
    1. He should prepare intensely for the NEET examination. To help this preparation procedure , he should join a coaching center. Generally students taking help from such coaching centers get a lot of boost and tips for the entrance examinations. Quite a lot of such candidates clear such entrance examinations every year.
    2.He should also enroll in a 1 year diploma course related to medical field. This will keep him updated with the latest scenario in the medical field. Along with this, when the recruiter asks him about his year lag, he can answer the recruiter by showing him this diploma certificate.

    Live life Kingsize!

  • #575646
    I agree that the candidates who did not make it in NEET, will have other options like Biomedicine or Biotechnology or even Pharmaceuticals. But I would still like to stress that they should at least try their luck once more. These candidates are young and I believe have a deep passion towards medical profession. Today we need more young and passionate doctors who would serve their country by taking care of the poor and destitutes. So, who can say that some candidate who did not pass NEET this cannot clear NEET with sweeping scores next year. Mohan Sir mentioned about her girl.
    She is scoring exceedingly well in NEET and other examinations. So nobody should lose hope in one failure. One should look into the reasons of the failure. Maybe lack of proper guidance was the reason to fail. So work on that. Maybe having higher secondary education in parallel to NEET was another reason. When you attempt NEET the next year, this problem won't be there.
    So think yourself, what you want from your career. Choose your path accordingly.

    Live life Kingsize!

  • #575666
    To continue what I said in my first response that wasting one year is a mere wastage in life instead they can opt for related medical course(options I have given) or to any other field, but they can try once more next year but let me tell you the applicants will be more next year than this year as some state government has been exempted by court for this year admission for government colleges from NEET. Also many would have skipped this due to first year fear of taking and hence next year the applicants will be more along with next year passed out and those who have not qualified this year and even taken for example one previous year that is last year, people may try this NEET.

    Also as I told in the first response, the option for Tamil Nadu students who have done in state government has been reduced due to NEET (as they claim that the syllabus and taking exam in objective is new to them and hence this year schools have been geared up to make student ready to take NEET next year) and hence the option has been widely open to other CBSE students and hence the confusion arises this year will be cleared for next year and hence students from this sector will also be interested more to take NEET next year and hence those who have disqualified this year may not be disheartened but to proceed with alternative courses either in related medical or other courses as the competition will be more and tough next year.

    Nice to be in ISC and feel the difference.

  • #575672
    There are many medical courses other than MBBS and BDS courses in which admission is not done through NEET. The following are some of the examples -
    1. B.Pharma - course duration 4 years.
    2. B. Sc. (Nursing) - course duration 3 years.
    3 .B.P.T. (Physiotherapy) - course duration 3 years.
    4. B.O.T. (Occupational Therapy) - course duration 3 years.
    5. D.Pharma (Ayurvedic, Siddha) - course duration 1 year.
    6. B.H.M.S. (Homeopathy) - course duration 4 years.
    7. B.U.M.S. (Unani Medicine) - course duration 4 years.
    8. Optometry - course duration 2 years.
    9. B.A.M.S. (Ayurvedic, Siddha) - course duration - 4 years.
    10. D.Pharm (Ayurvedic, Siddha Medicine) – course duration - 2 years.
    11. BMLT (Bachelor of Medical Lab Technicians) – course duration - 3 years.
    12. DMLT (Diploma of Medical Lab Technicians) – course duration - 1 year.

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  • #575688
    Certain students appear for NEET just to give a try and won't really be very serious about it. They appear for it as they appear for any examination and also without much preparation and if such students fail, then they have many alternatives to chose from.
    Other students who are determined and focused about NEET will definitely be disheartened if they are not able to qualify. But there is no need to be disappointed. They can re-appear with even more hard work and trying to analyse where they went wrong. If they don't want to wait till appearing for next exam they can choose other alternative courses.

  • #575691
    Discussing the options available for people who have lost in the NEET examination just like allowing a small burn to turn into the wound and thinking about medication. We had NEET Phase I examination and now the Pase II examination whose results are out yesterday. But I want to ask the very basic question, who would own the responsibility for the confusion arising in conducting the NEET examination and bringing all the students in the country under its fold - the Government or the judiciary? The verdict of apex court is to be accepted but what about the mental tension the young minds have taken all these days? Instead we are try to heal them with the options. Someone intervenes at the eleventh hour and files PIL and courts take it into cognisance and put the examinations hold and at later date stay order would be given, later final order not to entertain separate examination by the states. Next some states like AP and Telengana would appeal for exemption and Government of India wakes up and passes an order for exempting them this year. What drama is this? How disturbed the young mind would be? Definitely this has badly affected the students this year and a lot of confusion was created. Now we are discussing the options available for them in the event of their not making up this year.

    All this happened due to the bad planning of the ministry of HRD and the state governments not taking up the advisory note of the courts in various occasions. Someone says that it is aimed at defeating the influence of the corporate colleges. The underlying point one has to observe that the corporate colleges put lot of efforts to tune or train the student to complete the syllabus very early and cover various referral books so that he can face any tricky question and the students are prone to lot of exercises. They may charge more fee but parents are more comfortable because a two year serious and rigorous study would make their ward crack NEET/JEE examination as the case may be. Whereas, the scenario is different in the state sponsored schools. Even there is no uniformity among the Government run schools as the teaching methodology adopted by the KV school teachers is different from the state Government schools. As long as the barrier between the Government and corporate schools, also the barrier between the Central schools and State Government schools continue, you can't have a uniform examination system which would only help the urban folks and creamy layer.

    A common syllabus across the country should be adopted and the governments at the centre and the state should work together to address the crux of the basic issue. Unfortunately this was not considered at the beginning of the academic year and hopefully these problems would be attended during the current academic year.

    Coming to the main point of the GD, a failure in the examination is not an end of the journey in academics and there are always better alternatives available to excel in career. I would come out with some more information as the preceding responses have already taken care of what to do next, in the event of failure.


  • #575699
    A good discussion going on. I will not be participating in this GD due to my occupation in other matters. However I would like to give a relevant reference to an article by Tony John in this regard.

  • #575700
    I will definitely treat dropping a year would be a waste. No matter how much you try to prepare for the NEET next year, there is bound to be a feeling of relax, or a sad feeling ( the exact nature will depend on the person concerned). Both these extremes would not do any good for your plan to be a medical professional.

    Instead, it would be a good idea to opt for the allied streams as they would be similar in terms of getting a proper opportunities later on. It would appear easy to drop a year, but look at the possibility - what if you fail again. That will make you go shattered. No matter how much sincere you are in your preparations, but the fact remains that with those reserved seats and a huge number of aspirants - nothing can be guaranteed of your success at the NEET next year. It would definitely be not your fault, but if anything of that sort happens - it will shatter you completely.

    Would it not be wiser to check out the options? Enroll for any other allied course and continue your preparations for the NEET next year. Pay equal importance to both of them. One of the best options would be to enroll for B.Sc in Bio Technology. That would give you a briefing about your future studies if at all you are selected in next yesr's NEET. If you fail again ( I hope you would not), you can continue your studies in B.Sc and later opt for medicine as Post Graduate studies.

    Live....and Let Live...!

  • #575701
    In my earlier response (#575642), I discussed about two options regarding studying medicine in foreign countries and appearing NEET in 2017 utilising the experience of this year. Now I am going to discuss some other options. A student may also like to study Veterinary Science. This subject is gaining more and more importance in metro cities of India. Not only that, there is ample opportunity for veterinary doctors in Government, agricultural universities and research institutes. Indian Army also appoints many veterinary physicians in Officer cadre.

    Besides Veterinary Science, students may also consider studying Pharmacy. Now the number of Pharmaceutical companies are on the rise in our country. Needless to say that M.Pharm and B.Pharm students are already on demand. Not only working as Medical Representative (which is lucrative assignment), a student of B.Pharm and/or M. Pharm can gainfully utilise his/her expertise in R&D in the related fields. With the passage of time, R&D activities in this area will rise by leaps and bounds.

    Students who have not achieved success in this year's NEET, can seriously consider the two options mentioned in the previous two paras.

    In my next response, I will deal with para-medical courses and other options available for students who have not qualified NEET-2016.

    "If you are killed in action, you go to Heaven. If you win, you rule this Earth (as beautiful as Heaven). That is why, O son of Kunti, take a firm resolve and fight!"-- Shrimad Bhagwad Gita

  • #575705
    There is nothing wrong if a student drops a year and appears for NEET the next year. With full preparation and efforts, surely he will succeed. Students who aspire to do MBBS or BDS only can work even more hard and appear for NEET next year. An aspirant student will definitely be successful as he will put his efforts and we cannot simply tell that even in next NEET he might not clear. We know there is no failure for hardwork so let a student drop a year and prepare for it and there is nothing literally wrong in it.
    For a person who just wants to be in medical field though not MBBS or BDS can opt for various options like Physiotherapy - which has lot of scope, Prosthetic & Orthotic Engineering, Homeopathy, Ayurveda, Pharmacist , Nursing.

  • #575706
    I don't agree with the opinion of studying in private medical college and spending lakhs of money in studying medical courses. Education comes with a fee. But how can we expect such exorbitant fee to be paid by the lower middle class students? If they have intelligence, then they can clear such medical entrance examinations. If they don't make it, they should proceed with medicine related courses like biotechnology or bioinformatics or any engineering related courses. Paying such high fee in private colleges may get them a degree but it won't help them get a job at a hospital. Private medical colleges mostly stress upon paying a high fees and giving a certificate in return. This way we will never get good and efficient doctors. We will only end up in money hungry nursing homes where doctors try to get back the fee they paid in college by trepidating patients.
    Live life Kingsize!

  • #575715
    The statistics given by Kailash about qualified and not qualified almost reminds of the fact of Half a glass and we always focus about the glass filled with some but this thread is really focussing on the other part of half a glass and also would like to state that total qualified students also may not get into college due to various reasons like number of vacancies etc.,

    Also Timmappa touched with reservation and here too reservation among qualified surely fit into and hence there may be some here and there vacancies not filled and hence among qualified too some percentage will be left out of admission and hence our focus is almost 75-85 percent of medical aspirants and hence best option is going abroad through authenticated agencies including ISC where one can see on the top that ISC can help in getting admission abroad.

    That is the moto of this thread too to focus on NEET not qualified and not otherwise eligible to join and hence left out candidates.

    So without wasting a year so that next year will be more tough competition with more number of candidates, students should intelligently choose option including opportunities abroad.

    Nice to be in ISC and feel the difference.

  • #575717
    With due respect to the response #575705, I would state that I am not against dropping a year in its totality. What I am trying to point out is the fact that you must not concentrate entirely on medicine when you fail NEET in the first attempt. Keep your other options open.

    Failure is a part and parcel of one's life. If you fail in NEET this year, it is okay to consider dropping a year and trying your luck next year. Not that you are not good enough to crack NEET. But the fact remains that there is a huge competition. If you decide to drop a year, fine with it. But, please enroll yourself to an allied course - preferably B.Sc in Biotechnology. During the year ahead, concentrate both on the course to which you have enrolled and your preparation for NEET. That would keep both your options open. If you could clear NEET, great. The knowledge you have gained with your current course would help you get a better understanding of the topics in your medicine course. If, unfortunately, you fail to clear NEET again, you can continue your Biotechnology studies further and opt for post graduation in medicine later.

    It is always wiser to keep your options open rather than concentrating on a single goal - especially after a failure.

    Live....and Let Live...!

  • #575726
    My response is to timappa
    If you enroll for other courses and want to appear for NEET then you will be busy with the classes and you won't be left with anytime to prepare for NEET. And since the competition will be thought, then you won't be able to clear it and it will again be a failure and then there will be no point in appearing for it without preparation.
    So instead of enrolling for other course and not preparing for NEET, give your entire time and dedication for NEET preparation. Nothing is impossible and hard work never fails. You will succeed with your sincere efforts. One should have confidence and work hard to clear exam rather than appearing without preparation.

  • #575761
    In my previous two responses, I have discussed various options if a student could't qualify the NEET-20016. Now, let us talk about Nursing and other para-medical courses.
    Needless to mention, Nursing is immensely popular among female candidates and rightly so. This is a noble profession and completion of this course ensures employment. Governments (both Central and States) appoint Nurses in a large number. Even Indian Army appoints Nurses in Officers' cadre (Army Nursing Corps).
    So far as Nursing is concerned, it may be kept in mind that this course is taught at different level, from Diploma to M.Phil/PhD. An even male nurses are also in demand in this field.
    So far as other para-medical courses are concerned, DMLT/BMLT (Diploma/Bachelor in Medical Laboratory Technology) is/are also very popular. Successful completion of these courses also ensures employability as Lab. Assistant/Lab.Technician in Government and private hospitals and nursing homes. Same applies in case of students of Physiotherapy. Many people don't know that the pay structure of Lab. Assistants/Physiotherapists in Govt. hospitals is really good after the VIth CPC.
    In addition, a candidate who has been unsuccessful in NEET, can explore the possibility of studying Homeopathy, Ayurvedic or other alternative systems of medicine. These courses are recognised in India and these doctors are also in demand. Even Govt. also appoints Homeopathy or Ayurvedic practitioners.
    So, there is no dearth of opportunities in medical and related streams in India. In my next response, I will explore other opportunities available for students who couldn't qualify NEET-2016.

    "If you are killed in action, you go to Heaven. If you win, you rule this Earth (as beautiful as Heaven). That is why, O son of Kunti, take a firm resolve and fight!"-- Shrimad Bhagwad Gita

  • #575790
    If students does not qualify NEET there are various options and I agree. And these options will be useful to those students who just want to be in medical field no matter in which field. But there are other students who are keen to become doctors. Their dreams will be big after becoming the doctor. If such students fail to qualify in first attempt then they have to give a try in order to fulfil their dreams. Even if they join other courses like Nursing, Homeopathy they will not be satisfied and will always have a regret that they din't give one more try. Students aspiring to become doctors will have to spend a year to appear for next exam rather than joining a course that they are not interested in. Also most of them will not be financially sound to pay huge donations and join private colleges. The above mentioned Para-medical courses is good for those who don't mind if they are not doctors and want to be in some medical field.

  • #575821
    I don't agree to the point , that if you fail this year, then when you try again next year, you have lesser chances of cracking the examination. The simple reason given to this being the number of candidates becoming more each year. But then how come every year a lot candidates appear for other entrance examinations like NET or SLET etc.? Each year only the top ranking students clear such examinations. That means each time candidates who were unsuccessful in the previous examination are also taking part in the current year's examination. Why should this procedure be any different for students appearing for medical entrance examinations?
    Again, in these kinds of entrance examinations, the competition of the candidate is the candidate himself. Even if there are 1000s of other candidates, no one can get credit for the correct or incorrect answers given the by the candidate himself. So no matter how much the number of applicants in crease, if you prepare well and give the examination well, then you will secure a rank in NEET.

    Live life Kingsize!

  • #575822
    I disagree that a feeling of either "relaxation" or "sadness" takes over the failed candidates of NEET. If that is so, then how will they take the pressure of other career oriented entrances examinations like EAMCET or AIEEE etc. A candidate should not certainly be relaxed while appearing second time in the examination. While appearing in NEET twice, a candidate should have his future after NEET results clear in his mind. Such a candidate his invested time and money over something which is his passion and goal. So why should he be rel;axed the second time? He would be more anxious and ferocious to win this time.
    I agree the candidate would be sad after the results, if he does not clear NEET. But the sadness will soon be taken over by anxiousness and hard work of the preparation for NEET next year. So, I don't want to dishearten candidates by thinking they would be sad or otherwise after not getting a NEET score.

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  • #575824
    I totally agree with Joyshree. There is nothing wrong in appearing for NEET for the second time. With your failure in first attempt, you gain some experience about examination also and also you will realise where you went wrong and where you have put extra efforts. With this you can definitely clear the exam. There is no rule that if you fail in first attempt then you will definitely fail in next attempt also. When you check for the records of successful people who have chased their dreams, they will have a failure and with that failure they din't stop but instead they took it as a challenge and worked for it.
    So take up the result as challenge, work for it and you will definitely succeed. First of all, one should stop thinking negative. Negative thoughts leads to various options which you have to chose though you have no interest in it. Instead be positive and work for you dreams and in next attempt you will see your dreams turning into reality.

  • #575833
    In my earlier responses, I have dealt with the options available for students (unsuccessful in NEET-2016) in medical stream and para-medical/nursing streams. I have also mentioned about the off-beat options in veterinary sciences and Indian/Alternative systems of medicine. Now I will try to mention options available in various other streams.
    Students who appear in NEET have to study Biology. A student of Biology can study Agriculture, Horticulture, Sericulture, Pisciculture and various other streams after X+II.Those students can go for studying Biology, Botany and Physiology at Graduation level. Further specialisation is available in various branches like Genetics (extremely advanced study), Marine Biology, Marine Zoology, etc. These super-specialisation subjects assuredly provide research facilities in India and in abroad. These subjects are becoming more and more sought after. Students of Agriculture, Horticulture and related fields (mentioned above) can get very good opportunities in Government sector. They can engage themselves in research and teaching both in India and abroad. Students of Biology, Botany and Physiology can join teaching profession in both school-level and in college-level. I personally know many students who could not qualify MBBS Entrance examinations but have become extremely successful in later life studying Marine Biology, Marine Botany, Physiology, Agriculture and similar subjects. Students of Biology and Botany can also appear in the Civil Services examination at Central level and State levels with these subjects as optional papers.
    With the passage of time and development of institution of higher studies and research facilities in India, students of these subjects (as mentioned above) have very bright future.

    "If you are killed in action, you go to Heaven. If you win, you rule this Earth (as beautiful as Heaven). That is why, O son of Kunti, take a firm resolve and fight!"-- Shrimad Bhagwad Gita

  • #575847
    I never stated in any of my responses that once you fail, you will continue to fail in your subsequent attempts. The point I was trying to make was just that, in an unfortunate event of failing again the next year - that will have a disastrous effect on your psyche. I have seen and read about a few such cases. Keeping that in view, it is advisable to opt for the alternatives while keeping yourself abreast with the preparations for the next year's NEET.

    There was a case I came across. A truly meritorious student - the one I know - failed in an entrance examination. He decided to drop a year and attempted the examination in the subsequent year< and as luck would have it - failed again. That made him so tense that he locked himself up completely. He kept crying and parents suffered with him. It was only after much efforts by parents, friends and other well wishers that he ultimately enrolled to B.Sc in Bio technology. After his graduation, he could get admission to post graduation to his dream field of medicine.

    It was the combined efforts of all those well wishers that he was brought back to normalcy. Do we want it to happen to our close beings?

    Live....and Let Live...!

  • #575858
    Consider the following fact -
    1. In the year 1950, there were only 28 (27 Government + 1 private) medical colleges in India which rose to 384 (176 Government + 209 private)colleges in the year 2014. The medical seats in the year 1950 were 4,300 (4,200 in Government + 100 in private colleges) which rose to about 50,000 (24,000 in Government + 26,100 in private colleges) in the year 2014.

    2. The MCI President Ketan Desai was arrested on the charges of corruption which had led to the dissolution of MCI in 2010. There were allegations that recognition to private medical colleges was available at a price. Many of such medical colleges were running with little or no facilities, no patients and fake faculty. During inspections of MCI the college owners used to hire necessary paraphernalia including the teaching faculty like people hire wares from the tent houses during wedding functions etc.

    3. The basic aim of introducing NEET is to rein corrupt practices prevalent in the private medical colleges.
    The alternate options available to candidates who have failed to qualify have been discussed in great length above by various authors.
    To summarise the same are as follows -
    1. Opt for medical studies abroad
    2. Join medical courses other than MBBS and BDS
    3. Do hard work and prepare for cracking the examination next year.
    4. Join courses in pharmacy, nursing, paramedical courses or other allied courses.

    Let us encourage each other in sharing knowledge.

  • #575882
    In the last part of my response, I would discuss the suitability of options given in my earlier response. A particular student would chose from the options available, based upon his/her mental inclination, area(s) of interest, future planning, family circumstances and the number of years the family can sustain the students. Many a students are adventurous by nature and chose such subjects which very few students opt.

    In this connection, I would say with conviction that every option/subject has its own utility, and a determined and diligent student will find every option lucrative. I would advise every student not to follow others, and chose subjects in accordance with his/her own area of interest.

    The unsuccessful students (in NEET-2016) must bear in mind that success in life does not depend upon qualifying a particular examination. Life forces a person to appear in examination almost everyday. Only a diligent, determined person having proper career planning becomes successful in life. I would like to quote few lines from Robert Frost for the students:-
    "I shall be telling this with a sigh
    Somewhere ages and ages hence:
    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
    I took the one less traveled by,
    And that has made all the difference."

    I extend my best wishes to all other participants of this GD. I also thank Ms. Vandana, Managing Editor, for organising the GD on a very relevant and necessary topic.

    "If you are killed in action, you go to Heaven. If you win, you rule this Earth (as beautiful as Heaven). That is why, O son of Kunti, take a firm resolve and fight!"-- Shrimad Bhagwad Gita

  • #575900
    Wow, what a lively discussion is going on, on the topic – What are the options, if one fails to qualify NEET 2016 exam? I am sure with such valuable inputs being given here from a varied cross-section of people, students and their parents will find this discussion of immense value in case due to sheer misfortune they find their names out of the reckoning for a medical seat. I thank India Study Channel for coming up with a discussion on such an important topic.

    As far as my views are concerned, I will suggest the students not to be disheartened. Not able to qualify the NEET is not the end of the world. Agreed, the medical line is among the most prestigious of careers. There's a noble touch in it. You get to save lives. You get to bring happiness in the faces of your patients and their near and dear ones. But then, in a competitive exam like this, there are lakhs of students with a dream to become a doctor appear for the exam. The seats are however very limited, maybe a few thousands in mumber. Even if 10% (just for assumption) of the students are able to qualify, the remaining 90%, the majority, have to face disappointment and there's no other go. The faster we learn to accept adversities, our failures and our limitations, the faster we are likely to recover from our disappointment. We will then be able to renew our preparations with renewed zeal and give our best shot, the following year.

    Students and parents, if you are reading this, let me assure, there's no need to despair if you have not made it this time. There will be opportunities the next year too. If you feel you couldn't do justice to your preparation this year, take heart and prepare with full vigour for the next year. Double or triple your efforts, see to it that nothing is left uncovered. Take help and guidance from your teachers and elders. Challenge yourself to your limits and set daily goals. You will then find marked improvement in your preparations and success will be then within grasping distance of you.

    And those of you who have failed for the umpteenth time, I will suggest to get a reality check on your priorities. If becoming a doctor is really your own goal, then there are no two ways, go for it. But, if it is to satisfy parental or society's expectations, then a reality check is all the more necessary. Quite possibly you are not inclined towards this sector. Your priorities may be somewhere else. Your years of efforts preparing for medical exam are commendable. It shows your character, your patience and perseverance. It's not the lack of efforts. It is simply that you are destined to shine in some other field. Perhaps a career in pure sciences is for you. There are so many upcoming opportunities in the field of biological sciences these days. Medical is not the lone field. A great career is awaiting to be made in micro biology, biotechnology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, pharmaceuticals, just to name a few. These are no ordinary fields. They are no less than a medical career. You have the potential to become a scientist or a researcher in the chosen field. You will find new cures, new drugs, vaccines, treatment procedures and a lot more. It's the scientists and the researchers who win the Nobel Prizes, not the doctors. By working in these fields, even if you don't win any Nobel Prize, you will have the great satisfaction of having done something for the betterment of mankind. With technology making such an impact on everything, no doubt there's a kind of revolution to be seen in the field of biological sciences in the years to come. The best thing is, you need not to qualify for the NEET to be part of such advances. You need to take the first steps by enrolling into a B.Sc course and the rest will get taken care automatically. A diversion perhaps at this stage will open up new possibilities for you.

    And incase, you want to give another try to your medical dreams the next year, then go ahead and give your best without any kind of slackness. Believe me students, success will be then yours.

    Patience and perseverance pays

  • #575913
    Thank you Sushma, for your support. I would also like to elaborate on what Mr. Kumar said. It is a reality that many private medical colleges are employing heinous practices of offering medical seats in lieu of money. They don't possess the necessary infrastructure of faculty to support the medical courses they promise of, so what do they do? They give you medical certificates which may or may not be authentic at the end of your academic session. This helps to hush the malpractices they have been continuing in their institution. There is a minor chance that such certificates get you a job in a hospital. But has anybody thought that what will happen to the patients of that hospital who get treated by doctors who have got certificate and registration just in lieu of money?

    I disagree that all people who rank in NEET or EAMCET or any other entrance examination do not land up with an admission in a college. You might argue that the admission has not been done in a college near your locality. Sometimes candidates reject seats from a remote medical college & hospital due to distance issues. Who is to be blamed then?If you have a deep passion towards the medical profession then you should enroll in the colleges that are available to you by virtue of your rank. If you don't accept and still want to pursue medical profession then why not sit for NEET again next year, so that you don't have to bow down to the offer of lesser known and under-developed private medical colleges.

    Live life Kingsize!

  • #575917
    I suggest that take a chance to apply for NEET next only if the following conditions are true
    1. You have not got any valid rank in the NEET conducted this year. Therefore, students who have obtained a NEET rank but have not obtained a high one, should not take the chance of appearing in NEET again. This is because, your objective is to become a doctor. Once you clear NEET, you are stepping at the first stage of becoming a doctor. The distance of the college from your locality and popularity of the college does not matter, as long as, the college has a good number of medical faculties and a solid infrastructure. So don't lose a chance of admission based on petty issues.
    2. The option of applying for NEET again should be explored by those people who can afford to lose a year mentally. People who think losing a year won't be a burden on their career and they need to become a doctor at any cost should take one more chance at NEET. Remember, if you are not prepared mentally, then don't go through this. Instead, take admission in general science courses related to medicines like Pharmacy, Biochemistry, Biotechnology etc.

    To get mental boost up for preparation next year, go through my article Lets all change ourselves and B+

    Live life Kingsize!

  • #575929
    As there are only repetitive options available and hence many members suggested mainly first not to get disheartened and waiting for a year or take alternatives like other than MBBS or BDS in related medical fields or other fields of science or try for abroad.

    As per the 4 options given by Kailash(#575858), three except second holds good but for the second option, one has to be very careful in choosing alternative medicine subject and after choosing the subject one has to be very careful in choosing the institution as alternative medicines has different kind and many are not regularised and hence the corruption is many due to unawareness of public.

    Glad now members have joined me in the case of students who have qualified but could not get admission and hence this population also has to be taken for the suggestion we are discussing and hence in my previous response I have said 75-85% of medical aspirants should be focussed in our discussion and hence we have to give wider opportunities by all means.

    We would be happy if few after taking suggestion from this thread from members and got benefited report here or even admn may tell us how many have registered via this thread to get interested to apply for medicine abroad.

    Nice to be in ISC and feel the difference.

  • #575949
    In the event of failure for the first time in the NEET test, aspirants are advised not to loose heart and with their cool - brain, they should analyse the causes for their debacle. There are always means to improve their skills and in fact as my experience in this regard says that the text - books provided for both CBSE and ISCE level contain enormous information to excel in the medical tests. A lot of help books in the market may puzzle them and such casual references of those books may aggravate their problems. Difficulty - level of the aspirants varies widely from aspirant to aspirant and it would be better to have a consultation with the professors who can nurture the confidence level of aspirants. While solving problems speed and accuracy both play a decisive roles in cracking the tests and they should be aware of such intricacies.
    The other options such as Bangla - desh, Ukaraine may be thought of for the subsequent time in case of failure in the medical - tests in our countries.

  • #575953
    Saroja Ji (#575929) - There are medical courses other than MBBS and BDS like B.H.M.S. (Homeopathy), B.U.M.S (Unani Medicine) and B.A.M.S. (Ayurvedic, Siddha) which are fully recognized medical courses. The B.A.M.S. degree holders have permission to practice modern/ allopathic medicine in the state of Maharashtra. The Central Council of Indian Medicine is the statutory body constituted under the Indian Medicine Central Council Act, 1970 to prescribe minimum standards of education in Indian Systems of Medicine viz. Ayurved, Siddha, Unani Tib. and Sowa Rigpa besides its other functions. Similarly, the Central Council of Homoeopathy (CCH) is a statutory a body under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Department of AYUSH set up under the Central Council of Homoeopathy Act, 1973 which controls homeopathy education in India.
    Let us encourage each other in sharing knowledge.

  • #575974
    Ladies and gentlemen, from the debate that is currently going on about NEET 2016, what I gather is that some of you are against giving the benefit of a 2nd or 3rd attempt to the candidates. What I feel would be more appropriate is we should go for a balanced approach while dealing with this issue. Whether a candidate should utilize (some may call it waste) another year or two in preparation for the entrance exam, depends a lot upon the students capabilities and his capacity to sustain the psychological pressure one is forced into, because of the prolonged months/years of preparation and the expectations from parents, relatives and peers.

    Those candidates who are brilliant and are bent upon getting into the medical field, of their own choice, for them it is quite appropriate if they go for another attempt. But that is on the condition that they have failed to qualify in the first attempt marginally. If you have missed it by a big margin or you are into this due to expectations from parents and relatives, then it is advisable to go for a reality check as propounded by me in my previous response. If your scores are real bad, then it is highly unlikely that you will make it up in the next or the consecutive attempts. In such cases, you should better opt for a different field, possibly in pure sciences, pharmaceuticals, medical diagnostics, nursing, physiotherapy, alternative medicine courses like Ayurveda & Homeopathy and a host of other fields.

    Results have often shown that the chances of making it big in consecutive attempts is low compared to striking gold in the first attempt itself. Most often the candidates lose on steam and enthusiasm in their consecutive attempts. It strikes negatively on them, when they see their friends and others getting established in other fields like engineering, sciences, humanities or commerce. It needs a lot of dedication and motivation to continue with your relentless preparation, day in and day out, that too with much more hard work in your 2nd or 3rd attempts. But then, it is also true that, even with so many obstacles some students have often managed to strike gold in consecutive attempts. There numbers are however in minority and generally, only the most brilliant make it.

    So students, and also parents, first and foremost you need to sit and take a stock of the situation. After analysing if you feel that you missed the grade marginally or you didn't get much preparation time the first time or you were not aware of the correct procedures, syllabus or such, then go ahead. Prepare for your next attempt, rectify the mistakes you made the first time and with a relentless approach you are sure to taste success this time. Things may be difficult but not impossible. And in case you still find it real hard, don't lose heart. Private medical education is very costly in India, but in countries like Russia it is very economically priced. It won't pinch your pocket much, at the same time medical degrees obtained from the reputed medical colleges in Russia are well recognised by the Medical Council of India. For obtaining tips on pursuing medical education in Russia, go through this article Study medicine in Russia. Then there are other countries in the Eastern Europe and in India's neighbourhood, where medical education is affordable and many of our countrymen are pursuing the same.

    Patience and perseverance pays

  • #575975
    I would like to comment that there are numerous medical or medical related courses for which NEET score will not be necessary, for example,
    Ayurveda courses, diploma courses in dentistry, bachelor's in optometry(for those who want to be eye physicians but not eye specialist doctors), bachelor's in physiotherapy(for those who want teat patients having physical injuries by removing the pain without the necessity of any surgery) , pharmaceuticals( for peopled inclined to learn about medicines), microbiology(for those who wanted to join MBBS and continue research on tiny disease creating organisms), biotechnology(those who have a knack in plant and animal life cycle),diploma or bachelor's in nursing, etc.
    If you are not wishing to become eye surgeons or gynecologists or general physicians or urologist etc. you need not sit for NEET again. If you want career alternatives like I mentioned above, you can try the courses mentioned above.

    Live life Kingsize!

  • #576011
    NEET entrance exam is meant for admission into graduate medical course (MBBS), and dental course (BDS). So those who got eligible rank for admission into MBBS course can happily join the course. Then what about those who didn't got eligible rank to get admission into MBBS course which is the main aim of most of the students of Bi.P.C course? I can give an advice that those who closely miss eligible rank for admission i.e. within a range of 100-300 can go for long term coaching and try again next time. But those who got above the cut off rank for MBBS course beyond that range can happily join BDS course. The reason for that is we cannot expect what is the competition level and toughness level of question papers next time will be we can not estimate now.

    In the past there are no good alternative courses for BiPC students after MBBS and BDS courses. Now there are lot of opportunities and other job oriented professional courses equivalent to MBBS course for those who opted for Life sciences in their Inter. Remember that out of lakhs of students who appear for the AIPMT and NEET exam only 1-2% of students only succeed in getting into MBBS course. So the others have to choose some better alternatives to shine in their life.

    I f you have strong willingness to study Doctor course and have sufficient economic back ground you can choose some internationally acclaimed medical colleges spread throughout the world like in USA, Russia, China, Ukraine, Nepal, Singapore, Newzeland, Japan etc. But the colleges you are joining must fall in MCI regulations and norms. The college should come under the purview of MCI and WHO. Actually the cost of education in some of the colleges in foreign countries is many many times cheaper than what we pay for paid management quota seats in India. The other important fact is getting medical admission in some of the foreign colleges is much easier than in India. One can complete Medical course with a budget 10-15 lakhs in some of the foreign medical colleges. Those who have the strong wish to study doctor course, strong will power to adjust environment of foreign countries can get bank loans for the entire course. So student who are desirous of studying this course can opt this method.

    If you are really interested to become a doctor you can choose other alternative streams of medicine like Homeopathy (BHMS), Ayurveda (BAMS), Unani (BUMS), Naturopathy (BNYS) etc. and these courses also getting more prominence in India at present.

    Another good option for BiPC students is Veterinary doctor course 4-1/2 year B.V.Sc. course provided by all State government colleges. This course provide great opportunity for highly earned prospectus government jobs.

    Another alternative course for BiPC students is nursing, a four year B.Sc (Nursing) course and later can do specialization in M.Sc. in Operation Theater, Pediatrics, Psychiatric nursing etc. which provide equivalent earning opportunities like doctors.

    Paramedical courses are the other best opportunity providers in medical science. Medical Lab technology, Pathology, Physiotherapy, speech & hearing, radiography, optometry, dialysis technology, radiology, Cardiology technicians are the best paramedical courses which provide great opportunities in Indian hospitals.

    B.Pharm and M.Pharm are the other alternative opportunities in medical field whose course duration is 4 years. Graduation and PG courses are there for Hospital administration, Health Management and Disaster Management which provide ample opportunities in Private and Government medical hospitals.

    UG and PG courses are there for Dietician and Nutritional experts which provide ample opportunities in big Corporate hospitals. At present there is a great demand in foreign countries as well as in India for Bio engineers, Bio technologists, Medical electronics, Bioinformatics, Medical transcribers, Medical equipment operators etc.

    One more great opportunity which is very much undermined by Indian students is Agricultural B.Sc. and Agricultural M.Sc. These courses have potential job opportunities in India in both State and Central government Offices.

    If at all students are unable to pursue above courses can opt for normal UG and PG courses in life science subjects, Bio-Physics and Bio-Chemistry subjects which helps them to become good teachers for all the above professional courses. Actually well qualified teachers are not available in India to train all these above professional courses which makes professional education standards weak in our country. So many of them can grab the teaching profession opportunities by studying UG, PG and research courses in all the life science and allied courses.

  • #576029
    Well. I would wish to conclude and summarise my views on this discussion as follows.

    If you have failed in this year's NEET, donor fret or get disheartened. Failure is the first step to success , says life. If you are serious and determined to pursue MBBS in top level colleges, you may consider appearing for next year's NEET. You may consider appearing fir other examinations like state level entrance tests or those conducted by other organisations like AIIMS. It will serve a dual purpose as you will gain more experience in how to attempt these kind of tests.
    If you decide to drop a year and attempt NEET next year, no harm in it but weigh the pros and cons. Enroll for an allied short term course in the related field. That would be helpful in grasping the subject better if you get the admission next year. I would vehemently suggest you to join a regular course just to be sure that you will not have any reason to repent in case you fail again in NEET{Not that I'm suggesting that you will fail, but isn't it better to be prepared than being sorry later on?).
    The last option is to join a related course and forget about NEET. You can always do a post graduation in the subject. There are many options like biotechnology, nursing or pharmacy.

    Enjoyed this discussion to my hearts content and learnt a lot many things.

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  • #576080
    Wow, what a wealth of information you have added to this discussion Mr Kambhampati. This will definitely help the candidates, who might be looking for options other than medical after failing through NEET. I on my part will like to add to what you have already suggested. There are many upcoming fields in biological sciences that many of us are not aware fully. These are the new age courses like Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Bioinformatics and Biotechnology. Others including you have mentioned about them, but none has gone into details. So I thought it prudent to add upon these new age courses for the benefit of all.

    Most of us are already aware of the alternative medicine fields, nursing, physiotherapy, pharmacy, etc. as possible career options. However, none of them can provide the same thrill that one gets on achieving a degree in medicine. They are in no way comparable to MBBS. On the other front, the new age courses can be said to be somewhat comparable. By continuing on these fields you can get to become a scientist or a scientific researcher and get to work in one of the top laboratories in the country or abroad. Moreover, all these are nascent fields. In coming years, we are going to see a lot of development on these fronts.

    Getting admission to such courses are comparatively easy. What you need to do is join a UG course in one of the fields in biological sciences. Then get to do a PG. From there you have 2 choices, go for a job in the relevant industry or continue with your education and get a PhD. Once you are through all these, options open up for you in industries as well as for research work. Once you are there as a scientist or a researcher, there's no looking back. You may possibly find a new drug formulation or you may perhaps advocate a new line of treatment. Or perhaps you will further integrate technology with the medical sciences, thus bringing a sea change in everything related to biological systems. The possibilities are simply endless.

    Now here is the brief detail about each of the new age fields/courses.

    Microbiology: Microbiology encompasses the study of microorganisms and has sub-disciplines such as virology, bacteriology and parasitology. Industrial microbiology, an applied field deals with large scale production of a host of useful products using microorganisms.

    Biochemistry: This field deals with the chemical processes that takes place inside each and every living cell or organism. It helps us in understanding the chemical metabolisms and also improves upon our understanding of life. It has applications in medicines, agriculture, nutrition and finding cures for diseases.

    Biophysics: Biophysics applies the principles and techniques of physics to understand the biological systems. Through this field scientists come to understand the various interactions between the systems of a cell. Techniques that we study in Physics such as fluorescent imaging, electron microscopy, x-ray crystallography are used to visualize cell structures.

    Biotechnology: Biotechnology is used to develop products that are based on living systems and organisms. It has applications in pharmaceuticals, agriculture, animal husbandry and food production.

    Bioinformatics: It uses the domains of computer science, information technology, statistics and mathematics to interpret and analyse biological data.

    Bioengineering: Biological engineering or bioengineering uses the concepts and principles of biology along with engineering principles to solve problems related to the biological systems. Its applications lies in designing medical equipment, diagnostic devices and other such technology based systems.

    These courses or fields are not an exhaustive list. There are various other disciplines that are similar to those mentioned above. I hope the students will find this information helpful for their future course of action.

    Patience and perseverance pays

  • #576083
    Perhaps no other course can match the glory of a MBBS degree, the real medical course, not even the BDS degree. Therefore, the committed and motivated individuals try their best to complete a real medical degree i.e. MBBS. Many therefore opt for studies abroad.
    Let us encourage each other in sharing knowledge.

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