Osmanabad District of Maharashtra at a Glance

About Osmanabad District :

Osmanabad district lies in the southern part of state. Most of the district area is rocky while the remaining part is plain. The height of district is 600 mm above sea level. Most part of the district is surrounded by small mountain called “Balaghat”. Bhoom, Washi, Kalamb, Osmanabad & Tuljapur Tahsil lie in the range of this Balaghat mountain.Some part of the major rivers like Godawari and Bhima come under this district.

The district is located on east side of Marathwada region within North latitude 17.35 to 18.40 degree and east latitude 75.16 to 76.40 degree.

The area of district is 7512.4 sq. km out of which 241.4 sq km is urban area ( 3.21 % of total area ) and 7271.0 sq km is rural area ( 96.79 % of total area)

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Tourist Places :

Shri Tuljabhavani :

Tuljapur, the one amongst three and half Shakti Peethas (abodes of cosmic powers) of the state, is situated in Maharashtra, wherein resides the Mother Goddess Tulja Bhavani. She is also fondly revered as Aai (mother) Ambabai, Jagdamba, Tukai by her devotees who throng in millions to Tuljapur for her Darshan and for seeking her blessings. As a divine Mother, she protects her children from the sins of evil desires, selfishness, jealousy, hatred, anger and ego. At the same time, TuljaBhavani symbolizes the power of the Supreme Being that maintains moral order and righteousness in the universe.

TuljaBhavani is also described as the impressive and formidable goddess in Hindu Puranas. She is known for combating demons who threaten the stability of the universe. She killed the Demon (asur) called Kukur, who, endowed with supernatural powers, had become arrogant and a great menace to the social and moral order of the day. When the Goddess appeared to kill him, the demon assumed the form of a ferocious buffalo (mahisha) and challenged her for a combat. She vanquished him in the battle and killed him and from then onwards, she became popularly known as “Mahishasur Mardini”, the one who killed the demon called Mahishasur. In Maharashtra, TuljaBhavani worship is of great antiquity and innumerable royal houses and their nobles have been devotees. She is the Family Deity ( Kuldaivat) of most of the Maharashtiran families, including the great Bhonsla dynasty , whose most celebrated progeny was Great Shivaji, the founder of Hindavi Swarajya. Legend has it that it was Tuljabhavani who gifted the Bhavani sword to Shivaji to vanquish his opponents in the battlefield

Shri Saint Goroba Kaka :

Saint Goroba was born in Ter(Dhoki) in the year 1267. Hence the village is popular & known as “Goroba Ter”. The temple of Saint Goroba is also one of the attraction for Tourist & pilgrimage visiting to Osmanabad dist. The temple was built in 13th century after the death of Saint Goroba in 1317.This square shaped temple is constructed fully with stone & is one of the best model in architecture. They have also constructed one “Sabha Mandap” to perform religious & cultural activities. Mostly the pilgrimage those are from rural area & are offenly visiting to Pandharpur and Tuljapur visit here on their return journey

Dharashiv Caves :

The dharashiv caves are situated 8 Kms away from Osmanabad city in Balaghat Mountains. The caves were taken note of by Archaeological Department and mentioned in the book “Archaeological survey of India” by James Verges. There are total 7 caves in the Balaghat Mountain lane. The first cave is without any statue with small open space .The second cave consists of a statue with Artistic work on right side of statue. The art work is of gandharva era. The fourth cave is with open space without any statue inside. The statue in the sixth cave is damaged while the seventh cave has no statue. That this is an ancient place is shown by the caves excavated in the hill at a distance of about eight miles.

These caves were originally Buddhist, but were later converted into monuments of the Jain religion and fresh caves were also excavated nearby. Of this we shall speak later. There are some more Buddhist caves excavated in the hills, about 8 miles from Dharashiva. The earlier of them are referred by Burgess to the middle of the 7th century A. D. Cave No. II is modeled on the plan of the Vakataka caves at Ajanta. It has a central hall measuring 80 feet by 80 feet, with 14 cells for the residence of the Bhiksus and garbhagraha with a colossal image of the Buddha in Pamasana. From the hoods of a serpent spread over its head, it is supposed by some to be the image of the Jaina Tirthankara Paravanatha, but the figures of deer with a dharmacakra between them on the pedestal indicate that it is that of Gautama Buddha. Another cave (No. III) has a hall of 59’ by 59’, closely resembling Cave No. I. Later some Jain caves (No. V and VI) were excavated on the same hill. They are described in the Prakrt work Karakandacariu as excavated by the king Karakanda, who came to know about the earlier caves from the prince Siva of Terapura (Tagara).

The Karakandacariu is a work of the 11th century A. D. so these later caves were probably excavated in the 9th or 10th century A. D. during the age of Rastrakutas. As per the historical survey of caves they were built in 5th century B.C. There is severe differences between historical researchers & archaeological intelligence regarding religion i.e. whether the caves belongs to Buddha or Jain. There is also strong differences regarding the era of when the caves where built. Recently in 1996 with help of World Bank few parts of cave have been repaired.

JIPMER 2015 Exam Pattern

Test Pattern :-

(1) The questions for JIPMER MBBS Entrance Examination 2015 will be based on the syllabus as prescribed by State  Board Hr. Sec. and CBSE for XI & XII Standards.

(2) JIPMER 2015 Exam Pattern On-Line Based Distributed Object System of Examination. The duration of JIPMER 2015 exam  will be 2hrs 30 minutes.

(3) The Entrance Examination is common to all and consists of 200 single best response type MCQs and will  cover all subjects.

(4) The Entrance Examination will be of multiple choice type questions totaling 200 in the subjects of

Physics  (60 Marks),

Chemistry (60 Marks),

Biology (60 Marks),

Logic & Quantitative Reasoning (10 Marks)  and

English & Comprehension (10 Marks).

(5) The examination shall be conducted in ENGLISH medium only.

(6) All questions will be of one best / correct response type having four alternatives.

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(8) JIPMER 2015 Entrance Examination will held through CBT (Computer Based Test) / Online test only.


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Online Registration Opening Date : March 2,  2015

Online Registration Closing Date : May 4, 2015

Date of Entrance Exam: June 7, 2015 (Sunday)

Commencement of Courses : 3rd week of  July 2015

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JIPMER originated on 1 January 1823 as “Ecole de Médicine de Pondichéry,” a medical school established by the French imperial government in India to train French citizens in Pondichery. For a short period, it was called the Dhanvantri Medical College and, on July 13, 1964, it was rechristened as the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research. Today, the institution is universally known by the acronym JIPMER.

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Commencement of Course




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(i)       The Applicant should be an Indian National.

(ii)      Age:

Minimum age of the candidate should have 17 years at the time of admission or will complete the age on or before 31st December 2013, the year of his/her admission to the 1st year M.B.B.S., i.e. they should have been born on or before 01-01-1997. (Request for relaxation from the prescribed age limit will not be considered for any category of applicants).

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(b) The applicant must have passed in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology / Bio-technology and English individually and must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry, Biology / Bio-technology at the qualifying examination and competitive entrance examination. For candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribe or Other Backward Classes / OPH the marks obtained in the Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Bio-technology taken together in the qualifying examination and competitive entrance examination is 40%.

(c) For OPH candidates in general category the minimum marks taken together in the qualifying examination and competitive entrance examination will be 45%

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(a) The nominations for foreign nationals if any are made only by the Govt. of India. Candidates are, therefore, advised to correspond with the Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India, New Delhi and not with this Institute.

(b) The nominations for foreign nationals if any are made only by the Govt. of India. Candidates are, therefore, advised to correspond with the Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India, New Delhi and not with this Institute.

(v)       Applicants who have appeared the qualifying examination in March / April 2013 and whose results have not yet been declared can also apply for admission, if other eligibility criteria (i) (ii) & (iii) are satisfied.

JIPMER MBBS 2013 Exam Centres:

The list of Exam center is given below. In case any unforeseen circumstance, a center can be cancelled at any point of time and a new center can be allotted en block with due intimation in JIPMER website. Candidates/Parents are therefore required to browse JIPMER website periodically for updated information.

In case sufficient numbers of candidates are not opting for a center, the center will be cancelled.

1. Bengaluru

2. Bhopal

3. Chandigarh

4. Chennai

5. Coimbatore

6. Guwahati

7. Jaipur

8. Kolkata

9. New Delhi

10. Puducherry

11. Pune

12. Thiruvananthapuram

13. Trichy

14. Vijayawada

JIPMER MBBS 2013 Syllabus:

The questions for JIPMER MBBS Entrance Examination 2013 will be based on the syllabus for XI & XII Standard as prescribed by State Board Hr. Sec. and CBSE.

JIPMER MBBS 2013 Method of Examination/ Exam Pattern:

(1)       The examination shall be conducted in ENGLISH medium only. All the questions will be in English language only.

(2)     The Entrance Examination will be of multiple choice type questions and each question will have four options. Out of the options, only one option is correct.

(3)       There will be total 200 in the subjects of English, Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology.

(4)       The Entrance test is of 150 minutes duration and the question paper consists of a total 200 questions

     Physics: 40

     Chemistry: 40

     Botany: 40

     Zoology: 40

     English: 40

(5)       1 marks will be awarded for each correct answer. There is no negative marking for wrong attempt.

(6)       The candidate will not do any rough work or writing work on the Answer Sheet. All rough work is to be done in the Test Booklet itself.

JIPMER MBBS 2013 Hall Ticket:

Applicants can download Hall ticket from 15th May, 2013 onwards. Hall tickets for the entrance examination shall be available for download to candidates whose applications are complete in all respects. The hall ticket will contain roll number, name, photo, signature and venue of the examination. To rectify discrepancy if any the candidate should contact the help desk immediately. Hall ticket can be downloaded from the JIPMER website.

JIPMER MBBS 2013 Publication of Result/ Merit List:

(1)      Result will be published on or before 9th June, 2013.

(2)    A merit list will be drawn on the basis of the total marks of 200 obtained in the Entrance Examination by the candidates. Candidates will become eligible for inclusion in the merit list only if they secure the minimum percentage of marks as indicated below.


Minimum Marks in Admission Test (%)
Unreserved (UR)/OCI


Unreserved (UR) – OPH




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