Pulwama District of Jammu and Kashmir at a Glance

About Pulwama District :

Pulwama is a district in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. District Pulwama came into being in the year 1979 in the larger interests of maintenance of law and order, closer supervision, more effective control and above all to ensure balanced development of the area. The district is centrally located in the valley of Kashmir and is a resting place for adventure tourists since it has abundant water and hospitable countryside. The district has also been nicknamed the rice bowl of Kashmir for its production of rice. Besides Pulwama is famous all over the world for Saffron cultivation which is mainly grown in the Pampore, Kakapora and Pulwama blocks. Pulwama is often called the ‘Anand of Kashmir’ or ‘Dudha-Kul of Kashmir’ on account of its high milk production. The National Highway NH1 that connects Srinagar and Jammu passes through Pulwama.

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Guntur District of Andhra Pradesh at a Glance

About Guntur District :

Guntur District is located in Andhra Pradesh along the east coast of Bay of Bengal. The district has a coastline of around 100 kilometers. Guntur City is the largest city in the district and administrative center of Guntur District. The district is a major center for learning. Telugu and Urdu are the main languges spoken in this district.

Guntur district covers an area of 11,391, and has a population of 4,465,144 of which 28.80% is urban as of 2001,AD. The Krishna River forms the northeastern and eastern boundary of the district, separating Guntur District from Krishna District. The district is bounded on the southeast by the Bay of Bengal, on the south by Prakasam District, on the west by Mahbubnagar District, and on the northwest by Nalgonda District. It is divided into 57 mandals.

Paddy, tobacco, cotton and chillies are the main agricultural products cultivated in the district. Places of historical importance in Guntur District are Amaravathi, Ponnur, Bhattiprolu, Vinukonda, Kotappakonda, Undavalli caves, Gurazala, Macherla, Kondavid fort and the archeological museum in Guntur.

Guntur is a centre of learning and the administrative capital of Guntur district, which is home of historically significant Amaravati, Bhattiprolu and Sitanagaram monuments. The city is also a centre for business, industry, and agriculture. The region is identified as a major transportation and textile hub in India. Additionally, the Guntur area economy has an agricultural component that is internationally known for its exports of chillies, cotton, and tobacco.

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Amaravathi Archaeological Museum :

The Archaeological museum at Amaravati is a home to many relics that dates back to thousands of years, found during excavations. This museum unfolds the wealth of Amaravati that belonged to 3rd century BC, through the galaxy of sculptures that once were a part of Mahachaitya (the Giant Stupa).

There are different galleries that take you close to the very old history of Amaravati and the life of the Buddhists in those days.

In the first gallery we can find the ancient art traditions of Amaravati. The Purnakumbha designs and the Lotus designs here express the intricate art of those days. The two drum of slabs depicting the Stupas, Svastika mark on the cushioned seat of the throne under the Bodhi tree which is considered as symbolical representation of Lord Buddha, the Agni Skanda (Flaming pillar), the dome and the standing Buddha belonging to 8th century are the master collections of this museum.

The second gallery of the museum shows the life size standing image of Buddha with Maha Purusha Lakshana (Marks of a great man). A beautiful round panel over a cross bar which is engraved with the episode of Rahula s presentation to Buddha by his father Suddhodhana is a marvellous piece in narration and carving in the museum. There are also some gold coins and beads belonging to that period.

The third gallery exhibit some of the beautiful sculptures belonging to 2nd century BC. Some of them include Yakshi of Bharhut tradition, a stele (an ancient stone, slab or pillar) with labelled panels, fragmented pillar edict of Asoka, images of Buddha from Alluru, Dharma Chakra from Lingarajapalli, Bodhisatvas and a dome slab depicting the jewels of Buddhist order viz. The Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha in a panel represented by a Bodhi Tree and the Stupas worshipped by devotees are all noteworthy. The couple in round in the central showcase is a masterpiece of Amaravati Art, with full of vigour and vitality of the Satavahana period. The life size Nandishwara (bull) of Satavahana period marks as an attractive piece of the museum.

The museum has panels that portray the model of Stupa, a part of reconstructed railing, Siddhartha s departure from his palace, episode of Nalagiri, which was the royal elephant of Ajaatasatru, worship of Buddha s feet by lady devotees, and many more that gives you a glimpse of historic days. For many years, the Amaravati sculptures in the British Museum were not on display but were stored in the museum s basement. A few years ago, the museum constructed a new gallery for these sculptures. In an attempt to convey the significance of these sculptures and how they originally looked, a section of the Stupa has been recreated by arranging the sculptures on the gallery wall up to height of 15 feet. A portion of the railing or fence has also been reconstructed in front of the gallery. As the sculptures are extremely sensitive to air pollution and changes in temperature, the gallery has been de-humidified and air-conditioned and is enclosed by a glass wall. The Madras Museum has now announced its plans to renovate its Amaravati Gallery.

The Archaeological museum is closed on Fridays and on other days it is open from 10:00 am to 5:00pm. The entrance fee is Rs.2 per head for elders and children above 15 years of age.
The museum is opposite to the bus station. If you are coming from Vijayawada or Guntur, You will get a main road when you entered into amaravathi. There turn to your left hand side go straight you will see the museum opposite to bus station.

Suryalanka Beach :

Suryalanka Beach is located 9 km from Bapatla in Guntur District of Andhra Pradesh. It is located 50 km south of Guntur City. Also known as the Bapatla Beach, it draws a large number of visitors on weekends and holidays.

Suryalanka Beach is situated at a distance of 9 kilometers from the town of Bapatla, in Guntur district. The natural beauty of the beach and its closeness to the town attracts tourists who often return to the calmness of the sea for the weekend. The shore of the beach is wide and spacious. The Suryalanka Beach overlooks the crystal blue waters of the Bay of Bengal.

Suryalanka beach is 7 km from Bapatla railway station (Station Code: BPP) in Guntur district. Buses are available to Suryalanka from Bapatla. Bapatla Beach (Surya Lanka) is well connected by road and there are frequent buses from Guntur also.

Thanks to Andhra Pradesh Tourism and Development Corporation, they have a Haritha Beach Resort set-up over there which is the only one available. If anyone is unlucky to get an accommodation which means they can still get a hotel or a lodge booked in Bapatla town and have to commute all the way to the beach for fun. APTDC has built-up 10 A.C. rooms with a restaurant and camp fire facility.

Durgi stone craft :

Durgi is a village and mandal in the Palnadu region of Guntur district in Andhra Pradesh state of southern India.

Durgi stone craft originated here in the 15th century. At that time sculptors preferred soft limestone to the more expensive granite to carve idols.

Today commercial demand for the stone carvings has resulted in the sculptors creating more simple, utilitarian designs than in times past. Craftsmen sell items such as paperweights and lampshades to individuals and dealers.

The School of sculpture and stone carving is located here. The ancient skill which produced masterpieces of atr and sculpture seen at Nagarjunakonda museum continues to be practiced and taught here.the artisans were moved down to this place when the Nagarjuna Sagar Irrigation Project Reservoir inundated their traditional dwellings. These artisans generation after generation continue to follow the traditional methods and styles thereby playing acrucial role in keeping this art from alive for posterity.

The famous Durgi stone craft originated in the Durgi. It is situated 10 Kms from Macherla in Andhra Pradesh. The School of sculpture and stone carving is located here. The ancient skill which produced masterpieces of atr and sculpture seen at Nagarjunakonda museum continues to be practiced and taught here.the artisans were moved down to this place when the Nagarjuna Sagar Irrigation Project Reservoir inundated their traditional dwellings. These artisans generation after generation continue to follow the traditional methods and styles thereby playing acrucial role in keeping this art from alive for posterity.

Ethipothala waterfalls :

Ethipothala waterfalls is a mountain stream cascading down the hills from a height of 22 meters the Ethipothala waterfalls are a radiant sight of the power and beauty of nature. This Waterfalls is among the rising tourist attractions in Andhra Pradesh. it was not very famous among outside people till recently. But now it is frequently visited by foreigners. is close to many Buddhist sites which attracts more people to this region.

Ethipothala also boasts of a crocodile breeding centre where you can get a fascinating glimpse of these reptiles from close quarters and observe their behavior in their natural habitat. The picture postcard beauty of the place with verdant valleys together with numerous cave temples that dot the hilly countryside have made this a favourite picnic spot. The dazzling, azure lagoon formed at the foot of the falls houses a first-rate crocodile breeding center which is open to the public. The rising place of the river Chandra Vanka is at Muthukuru, on the eastern part of the Nallamala hills.

The ‘Chandravanka’ stream here plunges from a height of 21.3 meters(70 feet). The stream of water joins a lagoon nearby and flows on through a green valley This waterfall is a combination of three streams namely 1.Chandravanka vagu 2. Nakkala vagu 3.Tummala vagu. After flowing for 3 km, this stream joins with the river Krishna. Ranganadha and Dattatreya temples are found near the waterfalls.

Ethipothala Waterfall is also a great place for mild trekking and camping along with refreshing nature sightseeing. People believe that the caves near the waterfalls go to Srisailam. 11 kms downstream, from the Nagarjuna Sagar Dam. Ethipothala bounded on the North by Medak and Warangal districts, on the South by Guntur and partly by Mahbubnagar districts; on the East by Khammam and Krishna districts, on the West by Rangareddy and Mahabubnagar districts.Some of the local attractions to visit along the regions of Ethipothala waterfall are Nagarjuna Sagar Dam, Nagarjuna Konda, Anupu, Srisailam, Ranganadha, Sagara Mata and Dattatreya Temples.

Kondaveedu Fort :

Kondaveedu Fort is to be found at a distance of 25 km from Guntur. Kondaveedu fort was built by Anapotha Reddy in the 1250 A.D and later developed by Ana Venkata Reddy. Both of them were prominent rulers of the Reddy dynasty known to be benevolent patrons of the art and culture. Later, the fort considered as impregnable with 24 bastions and spread across 30 hillocks was ruled by Gajapathis.

Located on a hilltop, this historical fort offers around 21 stupas. There are also many temples, residential structures, pillared halls and the entrance gate ways worth seeing here. The panoramic view from the summit is awe inspiring and is ideal for trekking. Famous historians like Amol Mujumdar and Roy Chaudhuri praised the fort in their writings. Recent archaeological excavations unearthed a 14th century inscription penned by Kavi Sarvabhauma Srinadha and in idol of Raja Rajeswari. Of late, the fort turned into a treasure trove for treasure hunters.

The seizure of a massive golden “panchaloha” idol, weighing 5 kg last year, gave credence to the theories that similar treasures could lay deep in the earth. The Presiding Diety of this place is Trikoteswara Swamy situated on the hillock and is one of the noted piligrim centres attracting thousands of visitors on Sivarathri day. The Gopinatha Temple and Kathulabave at the foothill are other major attractions of Kondaveedu.

Pillared halls, and the gate ways on east and west sides of the fort are the main attractions. Kondaveedu with its natural beauty is an ideal place for trekking. Recent archaeological excavations unearthed a 14th century inscription penned by Kavi Sarvabhauma Srinadha and in idol of Raja Rajeswari. A place of natural scenic beauty with natural wonders it is an ideal place for trekking.

Kondaveedu fort is situated in Kondaveedu village, about 25 kilometres (16 mi) from Guntur city. Guntur is easily accessible by road and rail from all parts of India. The nearest airport is at Vijayawada, which is 30 kilometres (19 mi) away.



Banda District of Uttar Pradesh at a Glance

About Banda District :

This is the easternmost district of Bundelkhand. The division of the district into two has been done by splitting Banda district , tahsil and block-wise. Karwi and Mau Tahsils lying in the eastern and South-eastern direction comprising the Manikpur, Mau, Pahadi, Chitrakut and Ramnagar blocks from the present Chitrakut district


There are  four Tahsils namely Banda, Naraini, Baberu and Atarra comprising eight blocks of Badokhar-khurd, Jaspura, Tindwari, Naraini, Mahua, Baberu, Bisanda and Kamasinfrom the present district of Banda.

 There are seventeen thanas namely Kotwali City, Kotwali Dehat, Mataundh, Tindwari, Pailani, Chilla, Naraini, Atarra, Girwa, Kalinjar, Badousa, Bisenda, Baberu, Kamasin, Fhateganj, Jaspura and Marka.


The district largely consists of irregular uplands with outcrops of rocks intermingling with mostly lowlands, frequently under water during rainy sesason. The Baghein river traverse the district from south-west to north-east. The tract lying to the right of the river is intersected by numerous smaller river and rivulets (Nallas), but to its left is a flat expanse, for the most part made up of Mar and Kabar soils, eroded and converted into ravines along the banks of the Ken and the Yamuna and to a lesser extent, the Baghein river and the Gadara Nala.

The general slope of the district is from southwest to north-east, along with the course of Baghein river as mentioned earlier. The district falls into two sharly defined portions= one is upland called Patha, situated on the Vindhyan plateau in the south of Mau anf Karwi tahsils (presently known as Chitrakut district), the other is lowlands of alluvium (presently known as Banda district).


Yamuna flowing north of the district, is the principal river attracting all the drainage of the district. For long this river had a general tendency of cutting the southern bank: this rendered many villages displaced and destructed.  A famous village Shaipur near Chilla-ghat the head quarters of Pargana Pailani during Moghul time, is said to have been entirely swallowed by it. Flowing circuitously towards north, south and south-east directions Yamuna is joined by Ken at Chillaghat, Bhahein near Bilas, and Paisuni near Kankota villages. Total length of the river in this tract is 215 km. of this 130 km lies with Banda while the rest 85 km with Chitrakut

 Ken rising is district Damoh, touches Banda near village Bilaharka in Naraini tahsil for about two km and then turns towards Chhatarpur district appearing again in the same tahsil. Then entering Banda tahsil near Utarandi village it flows north-east boarding distt. Hamirpur and then turns eastward to meet Yamuna at Chillghat. On the whole it flows in a deep and well defined channel scoured out by the action of flood-waters which occasionally come down in enormous volumes. The right bank is generally high and steep, scarred with innumerable ravines, but the left bank slopes somewhat more gently, and is subject to a certain amount of fluvial action. From Pailani to its junction eith Yamuna, the Ken is much affected by the stream of the larger river, which blocks occasionally its flow resulting in the swell of river water, submergence of even high-level villages and deposition of valuable silt in elevations which are normally above the flood plains.

Baghein is the second important river of this district. Emanating from a hill near Kohari of Panna district, it enters Banda district at Masauni Bharatpur village (the. Naraini). It flows north-east-ward and at a point separates Banda from the newly created Chitrakut district forming boundaries between Atarra, Baberu and Karrwi tahsils. Continuing north-east it joins Yamuna near Bilas  village. It being most capricious in its action, depostis quantities of sand or Kankar shingles, but near its junction with Yamuna it tends to flood a large area of low lying land, if the stream in the Yamuna is sufficient to block its outlet.

The chief tributary of Baghein, the Ranj, joins it at Gurha Kalan (tahsil Naraini) but further east, there are several smaller tributaries from south namely the Madrar, the Barar, the Karehi, the Banganga and the Barua, each of which in turn has tributaries of its own. The barua has been dammed to provide some irrigation through canals


 No lakes or jhils exist in the district. Still there are a few fairly large depressions which always retain water. There are numerous tanks, some of which are of considerable size, such as that at Khar in tahsil Baberu.These have been excavated for the storage of water, many as fimine relief works.


 The hills of the district consists of the part of the Vindhyan plateau which lies in the extreme southern portion of the tahsils Mau and Karwi (now known as the district Chitrakut).The northern flank of the Vindhyas known as Vindhyachal range, starts near the Yamuna in the extreme east of tahsil Mau. It recedes from the Yamuna in a south-westerly direction-gradually rising in  elevation, although nowhere abobe 450 metre from the mean sea level. It leaves the district near the scared hills of Anusuiya to reappear of Godhrampur in the south-eastern part of Naraini tahsil. From this point westward to Kalinjar the hills from the border of the district

At a Glance :

S NO. Item  Units Year Value
1 Geographical Area
Rural Sq. Km. 2001 4114.20
Urban Sq. Km. 2001 34.87
2 Population
Male In thousand 2001 806.543
Female In thousand 2001 693.710
Total In thousand 2001 1500.253
Rural In thousand 2001 1256.230
Urban In thousand 2001 244.023
Schedule Cast In thousand 2001 326.740
Schedule Tribes In thousand 2001 .048
3 No. of Literates
Total In thousand 2001 664.686
Male In thousand 2001 458.330
Female In thousand 2001 206.356
4 No. of Tahsils No. 2002-03 4
5 Development Blocks No. 2002-03 8
6 Nyay Panchayat No. 2002-03 71
7 Gram Sabha No. 2002-03 437
8 No. of village
No. of habitated village No. 1991 653
No. of inhabitated village No. 1991 41
Forest village No. 1991   —
Total village No. 1991 694
9 Town and Cities No. 2002-03 8
10 Municipal Corporation No. 2002-03
11 Nagar Palika Parishad No. 2002-03 2
12 Cantt. Area No. 2001-02
13 Nagar Panchayat No. 2001-02 6
14 Census Town No. 1991 0
15 Police Station
Rural No. 2002-03 10
Urban No. 2002-03 7
16 Bus Station/Bus Stop
Rural No. 2002-03 143
Urban No. 2002-03 7
17 Railway Station/Halt No. 2002-03 7
18 Length of Railway Track
Big Track KM 2002-03 79
Small Track KM 2002-03 0
19 Post Office
Rural No. 2002-03 192
Urban No. 2002-03 16
20 Telegraph Office No. 2001-02 9
21 Telephone Connections No. 2001-02 11193
22 Commerical Branches
Nationalised Banks No. 2002-03 28
Others No. 2002-03 0
23 Rural Bank Branches No. 2002-03 50
24 Co-operative Bank Branches No. 2002-03 11
25 Co-operative Agriculture & Village Development Branches No. 2002-03 3
26 Fair Price Shops
Rural No. 2002-03 612
Urban No. 2002-03 80
27 Bio-gas Plants No. 2001-02 1930
28 Cold Storage No. 2001-02 0
29 Agriculture
Net Sown Area Thous.Hect. 2000-01 340
Net Irrigated Area Thous.Hect. 2000-01 87
Gross Irrigated Area Thous.Hect. 2000-01 114
30 Agriculture Production
Food Grains Thous.M.Ton 2000-01 406
Sugarcane Thous.M.Ton 2000-01 25
Tilhan Thous.M.Ton 2000-01 4
Potato Thous.M.Ton 2000-01 2
31 Climate
General Rainfall MM 2001 902
Actual Rainfall MM 2001 727
Maximun Temperature 0C 2000-01 44.4
Mininmum Temperature 0C 2000-01 5.2
32 Irrigation
Length of Canal KM 2001-02 1193
Government Tubewell No. 2002-03 434
Personal Tubewells and Pump Sets No. 2001-02 13943
33 Animal Husbandry
Total Live Stock No. 1997 955163
Veterinary Hospital No. 20
Live Stock Service Centre No. 25
Artificial Breeding Centre No. 16
Artificial Breeding Sub-Centre No. 0
34 Co-operative
Primary Co-operatives Agriculture Loan Societies No. 2001-02 46
Members of Societies In Thousand 2001-02 75
35 Industry
No. of Runing Factories Registered under the Industrial Act No. 1998-98 12
Small Scale Industries No. 2001-02 1728
Workers No. 2001-02 5003
36 Education
Junior Basic Schools No. 2001-02 1337
Senior Basic Schools No. 2001-02 398
Higher Secondary Schools No. 2001-02 67
Degree Colleges No. 2002-03 7
University No. 2002-03 0
Industrial Training Institute No. 2002-03 1
Polytechnic No. 2002-03 1
37 Hospitals
Allopathic No. 2002-03 16
Ayruvrdic No. 2002-03 20
Homeopathic No. 2002-03 25
Unani No. 2002-03 4
Primary Health Centre No. 2002-03 55
Family Welfare Centre No. 2002-03 19
Family welfare Sub-Centre No. 2002-03 205
Special Hospitals
Tuberculosis No. 2002-03 1
Leprosy No. 2002-03 1
Communicable Diseases No. 2002-03 0
38 Length of Metal Road KM. 2001-02 1388
Total Length of Road constructef by PWD KM. 2001-02 1313
39 Electricity
Total Electrified Villages No. 2001-02 541
Total Electrified Towns/Cities No. 2002-03 8
Electrified Schedule Cast Localities No. 2001-02 489
40 Area Covered under water supply using taps/handpumps of India Mark-2
Village No. 2002-03 653
Towns/city No. 2002-03 8
Total No. of lacking Villages No. 2002-03 0
41 Entertainment
Cinema Halls No. 2002-03 6
Total No. of seats in Halls No. 2002-03 2691

Tourist Places :

Maheshwari Devi Temple :

This temple is situated at the middle place of the Banda city. There are so many murties of Devis & Devatas in the temple

Khartri Pahar :

Shydha a small village lies about 24 km distant from Banda among the ravince close to the ken river. Nearby in a hill called Khatri Pahar, the recorded height being 259 meters above sea level. On the top of the hill a small temple dedicated to Angleshwari Devi. The legend is that the devi, having to flee from the persecution of her meternal father Kans, rose bodily into the air and sought a place of safty. She tried the strength of the hill with her finger, but finding it incapable of supporting her weight went on to Vindhyachal. From her anguli, a finger the name Angleshwari Devi is derived. On every Navratri a large mela is organized.

Kalinjar fort :

Kalinjar (Kalanjar), a historical fort situated in Banda district (Uttar Pradesh) , is one of the most precious gift of India to the World hertige. This is one of the eight famous forts built by Chandela-kings during the end od 1st and beginning of 2nd millennium. Situated at the interface of U.P. and M.P. states of India this has been serving as the great barrier for ambitious kings/invaders aiming towards south. The celebrated hill fort of Kalinjar is situated in the village of Tarahti under the Naraini Tahsil on the 56 km. south of Banda. It stands on an isolated flat-topped hill of the Vindhya range, which here rises to a height of 244m. above the plain. The main body of the fort lies from east to west, oblong in form, being nearly a mile in length by half a mile in breadth.
The fort was built on strong 25-30 meter wide foundation, having height of 30-35 meter with 8 meter wide summit spread all around with length of 7.5 km over the hillock. The material used was big sand stone/granite pieces put over each other or using lime mortor occasionally. Alongwith strategic importance of Kalinjar fort, this has equally been appreciated as the great monument of the art and science of fortification and a gem of archeology. Much before fortification this place was considered to be one of the most revered places of devotional and meditational penance and has been cited in Vedas, Epics like Mahabharata and Ramayana, Buddha and Jain literatures. Kalinjar is the most respected and popular also in the folk songs of Bundelkhand.
Kalanjar word was coined to represent lord Shiva who after consuming the deadly poison churned out of sea by Devas and Daityas together rested here and destroyed (Jaran) the time barrier (kala). People have a belief that Lord Shiva always remains here. A temple of NEELKANTHA Mahadeo built over thousand years ago still exist with its magnificent beauty and greatness.The stone –dug ponds/lakes created here are marvelous. The rare stone images related to Lord Shiva, Godess Shakti, Lord Vishnu, Lord Ganesha, Bhairava and Bhairavi and others are of great importance from the science of image-making. The stone-carvings of animals, birds apsaras, mithuna, and such others are worth investigating
There are two entrances to the fort, of which the principal is on the north side towards the town and the other at the south-east angle leading towards Panna. The first entrance used to be guarded by seven different gates and they are approached by a short flight of stone steps. The first gateway, which is named Alam Darwaza is square, lofty and plain in construction and was probably rebuilt at the date of the inscription above it. Above this there is a steep ascent, chiefly by steps, to the second gate called Ganesha Darwaza. At a short distance higher up in the bend of the road stands the third gate, named the Chandi Darwaza. There is a double gate with four towers on which account it is also known as chauburji darwaza, or the ‘gate of the four towers.’ At this gate there are several pilgrim records and inscriptions of various dates.
The fourth gate named Budhabhadra possesses only one inscription. The fifthgate, or Hanuman Darwaza is so named after a figure of the monkey-god carved on a slab resting against the rock. There is also reservoir called Hanumankund; there are, besides, numerous rock sculptures and figures carved on the rocks representing Kali, Chandika, Siva and Parvati, Ganesha, the bull Nandi, and the lingam. The sixth gate, called the Lal Darwaza, stands near the top of the ascent. To the west of this gate, there is a colossal figure of Bhairava cut in the rock. There are also two figures of pilgrims represented carrying water in two vessels fixed at the end of a banghi pole. A short distance leads to the seventh gate, called Bara Darwaza, or the main gate and it undoubtedly modern.
The great lingam temple of Nilakantha, which is situated in the middle of the west face of the fort is a masterpiece of architecture. The façade of the cave once had been very rich , but is now much broken. On the jambs of the door there are figures of Siva and Parvati, with the Ganga and Yamuna rivers, which are of Gupta period. The lingam is made of a darke-blue stone, about 1.15m high and has three eyes. Just outside the mandapa of Nilakantha there is a deep rock-cut reservoir, called svargarohana and to the right of the reservoir in a rock niche there is a colossal figure of Kala-Bhairava, about 6m. in height, standing in about 0.5m. of water. Besides this status there is a figure of the goddess Kali, about 1m. in height.

Shri Kiren Rijiju addresses Valedictory Session of the NDMA’s 13th Formation Day function


Shri Kiren Rijiju addresses Valedictory Session of the NDMA’s 13th Formation Day function

The Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju has highlighted the need to strengthen the first responders by building their capacity to ensure swift and efficient response during a disaster. Delivering the valedictory address at the 13th Formation Day function of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) here today, with School Safety as its theme, Shri Rijiju said Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) education should be integrated into the school curriculum to give a fillip to the culture of disaster preparedness.

Shri Rijiju said that under the leadership of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the Government has taken several steps towards building capacities in Disaster Management. Referring to the 10 point-agenda for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) given by our Prime Minister during the Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) last year, Shri Rijiju said the Government is committed to the vision of a safer, stronger and resilient India.

Underlining the fact that India is a disaster prone country and facing disasters is inevitable, Shri Rijiju said positive results in DRR can only be achieved with the participation of the State Governments, district and local administration and community-based organizations as the first responders in a disaster eventuality. He said the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has conducted training for earthquake preparedness at schools across the country and hundreds of school children have been sensitized. We will have to mainstream Disaster Management into our day-to-day activities, he added.

Dr. P.K. Mishra, Additional Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, said education is the backbone of any kind of development and it starts from the school. He added that ensuring the safety of our schools and schoolchildren is absolutely necessary. Citing the examples of Gujarat and Latur earthquake, Dr. Mishra said after a disaster strikes, the reopening of schools helps boost morale of the victims and the affected people and rebuild lives.

The Formation Day function of the NDMA was inaugurated by the Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh earlier today. Appreciating NDMA for its efforts to mainstream DRR in the country, Shri Singh reiterated India’s commitment to stand with other countries on humanitarian issues, including disaster prevention, mitigation and response.

Speaking during the Inaugural Session, the Union Home Secretary Shri Rajiv Gauba said that legal and institutional systems in place for Disaster Management should be further strengthened. Speaking on the theme of ‘School safety’, he said that lot of school infrastructure is lost in disasters and education services also get affected in post-disaster phase. Children become more vulnerable, so special care and attention needs to be given to them, he added.

Setting the agenda for the day, NDMA made a presentation on the National Disaster Management Guidelines on School Safety Policy. The Guidelines, released by NDMA in February last year, aim to strengthen the risk resilience of schools across the country.

Secretary, Department of School Education & Literacy, Ministry of Human Resources Development, Shri Anil Swarup spoke about the role of Education Departments in the implementation of these Guidelines. He said that implementation of the laws and regulations on ground is very important. He also said that the Department will extend all support in the efforts of NDMA for school safety.

Various States shared their experiences in terms of Best Practices and lessons learnt in their initiatives towards school safety. They covered various aspects of school safety such as safety audits, capacity building and training, simulation exercises, structural safety and incorporation of Disaster Management in school curriculum.

Central Building Research Institute (CBRI) gave a detailed presentation on retrofitting of unsafe school buildings and explained how it is important for ensuring safety of schoolchildren.

Representatives of schools spoke about how they ensure Disaster Preparedness and the key challenges that they face while implementing their DM Plans. They also highlighted the need for collaboration between school authorities and government agencies for school safety.

In his welcome address, Shri R. K. Jain, Member, NDMA said that Disaster Management requires all stakeholders to come together to ensure implementation and monitoring of all initiatives.

National Disaster Management Guidelines on Boat Safety and Cultural Heritage Sites & Precincts, and a study report on Chennai Floods of 2015 were also released during the day

Chamoli Districts of Uttarakhand at a Glance

About Chamoli Districts :

Chamoli, carved as a seperate revenue district in 1960 out of the erstwhile Grahwal district, lies in the Central Himalya and constitutes a part of the celebrated ‘Kedar Kshetra’. The District Chamoli is surrounded by Uttarkashi in North-West, Pithoragarh in South-West,Almora in South East,Rudraprayag in South-West and Tehri Grahwal in West. The total geographical area of the District is around 7520 sq.kms. Chamoli district is criss-crossed by several important rivers and their tributaries. Alaknanda, traversing a distance of 229 kms. before it confluence with Bhagirathi at Devprayag and constituting the Ganga, is the major river. The district is divided into 6 Tehsils, 9 Blocks, and 1154 Villages. The places of tourist interests in the Districts are Auli, Gopeshwar, Vasu dhara, Valley of Flowers, Satopanth Lake, Bedni Bugyal, RoopKund, Badrinath, Tapovan, Gwaldam, Joshimath, Kagbhusandi Tal, Nanda devi Sanctuary, Hemkund Sahib, Kuari Pass, and Rudra nath

District At a Glance :

Item Unit Detail
Total geographical Area Sq. Kms. 8030
1. Male In Thousand 183.75
2. Female 186.61
3. Total 370.36
4. Rural 319.66
5. Urban 50.70
6. S.C. 67.54
7. S.T. 10.48
1. Male In Thousand 138.93
2. Female 98.42
3. Total 237.35
Tehsil Nos. 06
Sub-Tehsil Nos. 01
Blocks Nos. 09
Gramsabha Nos. 601
1. Habitats Nos. 1154
2. Inhabitants Nos. 78
3. Forest Villages Nos. 12
4. Total Villages Nos. 1244
Nagar Palika Nos. 02
Nagar Nigam Nos. 0
Nagar Panchayat Nos. 04
Police Stations Nos. 07
Bus Station/ Bus Stop Nos. 239
Railways Stations Nos. 0
Post office Nos. 266
Telegraph Office Nos. 03
Telephone Connections Nos. 14557
1. Nationalised Banks Branches Nos. 28
2. Other Bank Nos. 02
3. Rural Bank Branches Nos. 21
4. Co-Operative Bank Nos. 16
5. Bhumi Vikas Bank Nos. 0
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1. Rural Nos. 716
2. Urban Nos. 32
1. Junior Basic School Nos. 1133
2. Senior Basic School Nos. 322
3. Senior Secondary School Nos. 188
4. Degree / Post Graduate College Nos. 06
5. University Nos. 0
6. I.T.I. Nos. 08
7. Polytechnic Nos. 01
1. Allopathic Nos. 27
2. Ayurvedic Nos. 59
3. Homeopathic Nos. 06
4. Yunani Nos. 0
5. Primary Health centre Nos. 11
6. Family & Child welfare centre Nos. 07
7. Family & Child welfare sub centre Nos. 104
8. T.B. Hospital Nos. 0
Cinema Hall Nos. 0

Tourist Places :

Auli :

In the summer, Auli bugyal is inviting but in the winter it is irresistible with its hoary snow slopes and skiing facilities. Auli can be reached by road or ropeway from Joshimath .It provides an excellent panoramic view of the giant mountain peaks like Nanda Devi, Kamet and Dunagiri. From January to March, the Auli slopes are usually covered with a thick carpet of snow, about 3 mts deep. The stretch of 3 Kms. with a drop in elevation of 500 mts. is considered to be a very good skiing ground by international standard. The background of lofty snow clad mountains heightens the sprit of the skiers.

To attract attention, skiing festivals are also conducted at Auli. These now include the national championships staged by the Winter Games Federation Of India. While skiing is the chief attraction at Auli, there are other attraction like cable car rides and rope lifts, or spend the day outdoors building snowmen, or having snowball fights

Gopeshwar :

Situated at a height of 1308 mts. amidst beautiful mountain ranges, terrace farms and small lakes, the picturesque township of Gopeshwar is the district headquarter of Chamoli. An ancient temple of Lord Shiva is the main attraction of the town and thousands of pilgrims come here throughout the year to visit the temple. Owing to its natural beauty and fresh and serene atmosphere, Gopeshwar is becoming a major attraction for the tourists. Many well known tourist spots and religious centres are spread around this town. According to historians, the name Gopeshwar has associations with the name of Lord Krishna.

Besides the ancient temple of Lord Shiva, Vaitarni Kund, a group of temples without idols and Oak View are other places of interest.

Vasu dhara :

Water falls have always captivated the human imagination. 5 Kms. from Mana village, toward the west is the Vasudhara fall with a sheer drop of 145 mtrs., set in a background of snowy peaks, glaciers and rocky heights. Violent wind sometimes sprays out the entire volume of the water falling and it appears that the water fall ceases for a minute or two, giving rise to a lot of superstitious ideas to the locals.

Tapovan :

In contract to the annoying hustle and bustle of city life of Joshimath, Tapovan is a peaceful place known for its hot springs which are belived to possess miraculous healing powers. Tapovan is 15 kms. from Joshimath. A 3 kms. trek from here leads to Bhavishya Badri, one of the five Badris

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The machine – gradable Answer Sheets are evaluated with extreme care and are repeatedly scrutinised. There is no provision for re-checking/re-evaluation of the answer sheets. No correspondence in this regard will be entertained.

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The Central Board of Secondary Education will prepare the list of successful candidates of AIPMT 2014 on the basis of the eligibility criteria provided by the Medical Council of India as given in Graduate Medical Education Regulations-1997 issued under All India Medical Council Act-1956. The eligibility criteria is as follows:

Under clause (2) to (4) of MCI’s regulation, a candidate 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 as mentioned in clause (2) of regulation 4 and in addition must have come in the merit list prepared as a result of such competitive Entrance Testby securing not less than 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology taken together in the competitive examination.
In respect of the candidates belonging to the SC, ST and OBC category the marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology taken in qualifying examination and competitive examination (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) be 40% marks instead of 50% for General Candidates.
Further, for persons with locomotory disability of lower limbs, the minimum of 45% marks for Gen-PH and 40% marks for SC-PH/ST-PH/OBC-PH are required. Provided that a candidate who has appeared in the qualifying examination the result of which has not been declared, he may be provisionally permitted to take up the competitive Entrance Testand in case of selection for admission to the MBBS course, he shall not be admitted to that course until he fulfils the eligibility criteria under Regulation(4).
A list of the successful candidates in order of merit based on the score obtained in the examination will be prepared by the Board and forwarded to the counselling authorities for the purpose of allotment of seats.

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(i) The Examination Hall will be opened 30 minutes before the commencement of the test. Candidates are expected to take their seats immediately after the opening of the Examination Hall. If the candidates do not report in time, they are likely to miss some of the general instructions to be announced in the Examination Hall.

(ii) The candidate must show, on demand, the Admit Card for admission in the Examination Hall. A candidate who does not possess the valid Admit Card shall not be admitted to the Examination Hall under any circumstances by the Centre Superintendent.

(iii) During the examination time, the invigilator will check Admit Card of the candidates to satisfy himself/herself about the identity of each candidate. The invigilator will also put his/her signatures in the place provided in the Answer Sheet on SIDE-1.

(iv) A seat with a roll number will be allotted to each candidate. Candidates must find out and occupy their allotted seats. If a candidate is found appearing in the Test from a seat or room other than the one allotted to him/her, his/her candidature shall be cancelled.

(v) A candidate who comes after the commencement of the examination shall not be permitted to appear in the examination.

(vi) Candidates are not allowed to carry any textual material, printed or written, bits of papers, envelope or any other material except the Admit Card inside the Examination Hall.

(vii) Calculators, Slide Rules, Log Tables, Geometry Box, Electronic Digital Watches with facilities of calculators, cellular phones, pagers or any other electronic gadget are not allowed inside the Examination Hall.

Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the banned items including Mobile Phone to the venue of the examination as arrangement for safe keeping cannot be assured.

(viii) No candidate will leave his/her seat or the Examination Room/Hall until the Test concludes as per schedule. Candidates should not leave the Room/Hall without handing over their Answer Sheets to the invigilator on duty. In case of emergency or on medical ground, candidates may take special permission of the Centre Superintendent and Observer on duty and the same should be reported to the Board in writing by the Centre Superintendent and the Observer.

(ix) Candidates are advised to bring with them a card board or a clip board so that they have no difficulty in marking responses in the Answer Sheet even if the tables provided in the Examination Hall do not have smooth surface. They will also bring their own Ball Point Pens of good quality. These will not be supplied by the Board.

(x) Smoking in the Examination Hall during examination hours is strictly prohibited.

(xi) Tea, coffee, cold drinks or snacks are not allowed to be taken by the candidates into the Examination Halls during examination hours.

(xii) The Test will start exactly at the time mentioned in the Admit Card and an announcement to this effect will be made by the invigilator.

(xiii) A signal will be given at the beginning of the examination and at half-time. A signal will also be given before the closing time when the candidate must stop marking the responses.

(xiv) The candidate must sign twice on the Attendance Sheet at the appropriate place, first time immediately after the commencement of Examination and second time while delivering the Answer Sheet to the invigilator. The candidates are also required to put their left hand thumb impression in the space provided on the Attendance Sheet.

(xv) For those who are unable to appear on the scheduled date of test for any reason, re-test shall not be held by the Board under any circumstances.

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(a) The official website of the Board for All India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Entrance Test (AIPMT) is All the test related information will be available on this website.

(b) The official website of the Directorate General of Health Services is and All the counselling related information under 15% All India quota Seats will be available on this website.

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CODE : 01

A candidate who is appearing in the qualifying examination, i.e., 12th Standard in 2014 whose result is awaited, may apply and take up the said test but he/she shall not be eligible for admission to the MBBS or BDS, if he/she does not pass the qualifying examination with the required pass percentage of marks at the time of first round of Counselling.

CODE : 02

The Higher/Senior Secondary Examination or the Indian School Certificate Examination which is equivalent to 10+2 Higher/Senior Secondary Examination after a period of 12 years study, the last two years of such study comprising of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology (which shall include practical tests in these subjects) and Mathematics or any other elective subject with English at a level not less than the core course for English as prescribed by the National Council of Educational Research and Training after introduction of the 10+2+3 educational structure as recommended by the National Committee on Education.

NOTE: where the course content is not as prescribed for 10 +2 education structure of the National Committee, the candidates will have to undergo a period of one year pre – professional training before admission to the Medical Colleges.


CODE : 03

The Intermediate/Pre-degree Examination in Science of an Indian University/Board or other recognised examining body with Physics, Chemistry, Biology /Bio-technology (which shall include practical test in these subjects) and also English as a compulsory subject.


CODE : 04

The Pre-professional/Pre-medical Examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology & English after passing either the Higher Secondary Examination or the Pre-University or an equivalent examination. The Pre-professional/Pre-medical examination shall include practical test in these subjects and also English as a compulsory subject.


CODE : 05

The first year of the three years’ degree course of a recognised University with Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology including practical tests in these subjects provided the examination is a University Examination and candidate has passed the earlier qualifying examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology with English at a level not less than a core course.


CODE : 06

B.Sc. Examination of an Indian University provided that he/she has passed the B.Sc. Examination with not less than two of the subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany, Zoology)/Bio-technology and further that he/ she has passed the earlier qualifying examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English.


CODE : 07

Any other examination which in scope and standard (Last 02 years of 10+2 Study comprising of Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology ; Which shall include practical test in these subjects.) is found to be equivalent to the Intermediate Science Examination of an Indian University/Board, taking Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology including practical tests in each of these subjects and English.
Provided that to be eligible for competitive entrance examination, candidate must have passed any of the qualifying examinations as enumerated above or appearing in the qualifying examination in 2014. Provided also that to be eligible for competitive Entrance Test the candidate 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 and Biology/Bio-technology at the qualifying examination as mentioned in clause (2) of regulation 4 on Graduate Medical Education 1997 and in addition must have come in the merit list of All India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Entrance Test(AIPMT) for admission to MBBS/BDS courses.
In respect of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes or Other Backward Classes, the marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology taken together in qualifying examination shall be 40% marks instead of 50% marks for General Candidates. Further, for persons with locomotory disability of lower limbs, minimum of 45% marks for Gen-PH and 40% marks for SC-PH/ST-PH/OBC-PH are required.

Provided further that the students educated abroad seeking admission into medical colleges in India must have passed in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology and English upto the 12th standard level with 50% marks and their equivalency determined as per regulations of the Medical Council of India and the concerned University. If a candidate does not fall within the qualifications prescribed as per Code number 01-07 he/she should furnish complete details to determine eligibility.


  1.  The Pre-medical course may be conducted either at a Medical College or at a Science College.
  2.  After the 10+2 course is introduced the integrated courses be abolished.
  3.  Marks obtained in Mathematics are not to be considered for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses.

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AIPMT 2016 Preparation

How to prepare for AIMPT 2016?

All India Pre Medical Test/All India Pre Dental Test (AIPMT 2016) is a nation level examination for the admission of under graduate MBBS/BDS courses in the Government medical colleges, Universities and a list of Private medical colleges in India.

AIPMT 2016 Eligibility:

Any student of India who has successfully completed his 12th standard with a minimum of 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology are eligible to apply for this exam. Other eligibility criteria for AIPMT 2016 are:

  • The age of student must be at least 17 but not more than 25 as on December 31st, 2016.

  • The candidate who is pursuing his 12th standard currently can also apply for this exam.

AIPMT 2016 Exam Date:

The exam date for AIPMT 2016 is to be declared and could be on May 6th, 2016 (Tentative). Anyway, please wait for official announcement from the CBSE Board who is conducting AIPMT 2016.

AIPMT 2016 Preparation:

Now let us see what are the best Preparation Methods for AIPMT 2016 Exam:

Subjects to concentrate:

Students who are going to take part in AIPMT 2016 have to concentrate in three Class XI and XII science subjects such as:

  • Physics

  • Chemistry

  • Biology

Although we can’t cover the whole syllabus below, let us check out the few important topics in each subjects.

Lets divide it into Most important, important and Less Important chapters:

AIPMT 2016 Physics:

Most important chapters:

  • Heat and Thermodynamics

  • Solids and Semiconductor devices

  • Current Electricity

  • Motion in one dimension

  • Electrostatics

Important chapters:

  • Work Energy power

  • Electromagnetic induction

  • Ray optics

  • Gravitation

Less Important chapters:

  • Wave optics

  • EM waves

  • Fluids

  • Principles of communication


AIPMT 2016 Chemistry:

Most important topics:

  • General organic chemistry

  • Chemical bonding

  • S-block elements

  • Coordination

Important topics:

  • Redox reactions

  • Solutions

  • Chemical Kinetics

  • Atomic structure

Less important topics:

  • Polymers

  • Gaseous state

  • Surface chemistry

  • Environment Chemistry

AIPMT 2016 Biology:

Most important topics:

  • Systematics

  • Genetics

  • Cell

  • Chemical coordination

  • Reproduction in higher plants

Important topics:

  • Environmental issues

  • Animalia-porifera to Echinodermata

  • Anatomy of flowering plantss

Less important topics:

  • Food production-plant breeding

  • Animal respiration

  • Excretion

  • Movement and Locomotion


Study methods to easily crack AIPMT 2016:

  • Concentrate on most important topics and refer most prescribed books to crack AIMPT 2016.

  • Books to refer are:

For AIPMT 2016  Biology:

  1.  Trueman’s Elementary Biology vol-1 and vol-2 which is a theoretical book

  2. Objective Biology by Dinesh, AIIMS explorer by MTG publication.

For AIPMT 2016  Physics:

  1. NCERT books and Theory books by H.C.Verma

  2. D.C.Pandey’s Physics for Medical Entrance Examination

For AIPMT 2016  Chemistry:

  1. Theory books by O.P.Tondon

  2. Objective books by Arihant publications.

  •  Mark list of your doubts. Please do clear your doubts immediately either with your teachers or with your friends. This will help you not to lose any precious marks.

  • Practice hard with previous years question papers. Try to solve it on yourself.

  • Whatever you study, please afford time to make it understand properly. Only if you understand clearly, you will be able to answer the same question even if it was asked in a different manner.

Sample question papers for AIPMT 2016:

You can attempt or download the sample question papers of AIPMT from the following link:

Plan your work, stick to a study chart and prepare well for cracking this AIPMT 2016 exam.

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AIPMT 2016 Eligibility Criteria

The AIPMT 2016 eligibility criteria is as follows:

(a) A candidate 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. In addition must have come in the merit list prepared as a result of such competitive Entrance Test by securing not less than 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology taken together in the competitive examination.

(b) In respect of the candidates belonging to the SC, ST and OBC category the marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology taken in qualifying examination and competitive examination (Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-Technology) be 40% marks instead of 50% for General Candidates.

(c) Further, for persons with locomotor disability of lower limbs, the minimum of 45% marks for Gen-PH and 40% marks for SC-PH/ST-PH/OBC-PH are required. Provided that a candidate who has appeared in the qualifying examination the result of which has not been declared, he may be provisionally permitted to take up the competitive Entrance Test and in case of selection for admission to the MBBS course, he shall not be admitted to that course until he fulfils the eligibility criteria.

The inter-se-merit of candidates for tie-breaking:

In case of two or more candidates obtaining equal marks in the AIPMT – 2016, the inter-se-merit of such candidates shall be determined in order of preference as follows:
(a) Candidates obtaining higher marks in Biology (Botany & Zoology) in the Test.
(b) Candidates obtaining higher marks in Chemistry in the Test.
(c) Candidates with less number of attempted wrong answers in all the subjects in the Test.
(d) Candidates older in age to be preferred.

Merit List for Counselling under 15% All India Quota

The merit list of the eligible and successful Candidates who have opted for 15% All India quota seats will be prepared by the CBSE on the basis of score obtained in the AIPMT 2016. The merit list will be equal to the number of seats available for allotment in MBBS/BDS courses under 15% All India Quota. There shall also be a waiting list equal to 4 times of the merit list. The list of successful candidates (Merit List) shall be forwarded to the Directorate General of Health Services (Medical Examination Cell), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India for the purpose of allotment of seats by Online Counselling.

Merit List for seats other than 15% All India Quota

(a) Based on the information in respect of State code of eligibility and domicile filled in by the candidates in the application form and the score obtained by the candidates in the AIPMT – 2016, the list of successful candidates shall be forwarded to the Directorate of Medical Education of the State concerned for the purpose of allotment of seats by online counselling/personal appearance by following the rules and reservation policies applicable to the State/UT concerned.

(b) All participating Medical Institutions and Universities shall prepare their own ranking based on the All India merit list of successful candidates of AIPMT2016 and other criteria as decided by them.

(c) The list of successful candidates of AIPMT who have registered themselves for AFMC on website shall be forwarded to the Directorate General of Armed Forces Medical Service, Ministry of Defence, Government of India for second stage screening and counselling.

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AIPMT 2015 Eligibility

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Eligibility for 15% All India Quota Seats

  • He/she has completed age of 17 years at the time of admission or will complete the age on or before 31st December of the year of his/her admission to the 1st year MBBS/BDS Course and is an Indian National.
  • The upper age limit for candidates seeking admission under 15% All India Quota Seats is 25 years as on 31st December of the year of the entrance examination. Further provided that this upper age limit shall be relaxed by a period of 5 (five) years for the candidates of Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes/Other Backward Classes. Candidate must born on or between 

(a) 01.01.86 to 01.01.99 (SC/ST/OBC Category)

(b) 01.01.91 to 01.01.99 (Other Category)

Candidates from Andhra Pradesh, J&K and Telangana

(a) Students from the States of Andhra Pradesh, J&K and Telangana are NOT ELIGIBLE for 15% all India quota seats as all these States had opted out of All India Scheme since its inception. If they claim eligibility, they must upload self Declaration, as per proforma given in Appendix – II, on a plain paper to the effect that:-

i) They are not eligible to seek admission for MBBS/BDS seats in Medical/ Dental Colleges in the States of Andhra Pradesh, J&K and Telangana.

ii) They are not domiciled in Andhra Pradesh, J&K and Telangana.

(b) Online Applications not supported with the required scanned Self Declaration in original as per format given at Appendix – II or incomplete, unsigned or photocopy of the Self Declaration shall be summarily rejected without any further reference in the matter.

(c) The Self Declaration made by such candidates will be verified and if found to be false, the admission of all such candidates shall be cancelled and criminal proceedings may be initiated against them.

(d) Candidates from the States of Andhra Pradesh, J&K and Telangana can appear in AIPMT for admission to AFMC, Pune.