Fed up with how coaching institutes misguide students wanting to enrol for medical colleges, an intern with the Safdarjung Hospital in the Capital, from Vardhaman Mahavir College started a website to help the students find their feet in the search for the right college.
Offering help to both PMT (Pre Medical Test) and NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) aspirants, PMT Gurumantra was launched by Dr Rahul Chawla in 2011. It helps candidates with examination details, study material and previous years’ papers.
“The website saves one from splurging on coaching institutes, many of which only want to mint money,” says Rahul.
As of now, the website has answered the queries of 3000 students and over 5000 students preparing for medical entrances are associated with it. It also has a forum of medical students, who were toppers in various national and state level medical entrance examinations, who now assist the students by clearing their doubts and helping them with the right way to study.
The website also plans to help the underprivileged students, solve subject related queries and upload free tutorials of subject related topics for the benefit of students, says Rahul. There is a ranking list of colleges that the students can apply to, which was prepared after consulting the medical students across the country and comparing colleges through parameters like faculty, infrastructure, state, past academic record, fees, attendance and hostel facilities.