GITAM GAT PGP 2017 Eligibility and Counselling

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    GITAM Admission Test (GAT) Post Graduate Pharmacy (PGP) 2017 is to be conducted by GITAM University for offering admission into post graduate M. Pharm courses. The last date to submit applications is April 2, 2017.

    The exam is to be conducted in the time period of April 19, 2017 to May 8, 2017. Candidates will be able to download their GITAM GAT PGP 2017 Admit Card starting April 11, 2017.

    The test will be conducted at various exam centres across all over India in online mode. According to the GAT PGP 2017 Exam Pattern, the questions will be of objective type. Test takers will have to choose any one appropriate response from the provided options. 

    The total duration of the exam is two hours. The GITAM GAT PGP 2017 Results are likely to be declared on May 16, 2017. After the results have been announced, all qualified candidates will be eligible to appear in the GAT PGP 2017 Counselling process.

    GITAM GAT PGP 2017 Eligibility

    Before applying for GITAM GAT PGP, it is important to ensure that the candidate meets the specified eligibility requirements. Ineligible applicants will not be allowed to appear for the examination.

    The detailed GITAM GAT PGP 2017 eligibility are as provided below:

    • The candidate must have passed the UG pharmacy course of B. Pharma from a recognized university.
    • The candidate must have scored a minimum of 50% marks or grade in B. Pharma.
    • It may be noted that candidates who have qualified GPAT and can provide a valid score need not appear for GAT PGP 2017.

    GITAM GAT PGP 2017 Counselling

    Candidates who qualify the entrance exam by obtaining the minimum cut-off marks will be eligible for participating in GAT PGP 2017 counselling process. The process of counselling will be conducted online and selected candidates will have to report to a counselling centre with their call letters.

    The counselling process for admission into the PG Pharmacy course will be held in the month of June 2017. Candidates will be called for the process according to their ranks. The detailed step by step counselling procedure is given below:

    • Visit one of the counselling centres with the necessary documents.
    • Make payment of counselling fee at the counter.
    • Produce the necessary certificates and attend the seat allotment process.

    If the candidate is allotted a seat, he must make payment of admission fee within the given deadline. Otherwise, the allotted seat will be cancelled. There are a total of six counselling centres for GITAM GAT PGP 2017, namely:

    Those candidates who are physically handicapped must attend the Vishakhapatnam Centre only.

    Eligibility Criteria

    Candidates must fulfil the given requirements to be eligible for the counselling process of GAT PGP 2017:

    • a valid GAT PGP 2017 rank
    • a pass in UG Pharmacy course from a recognized university
    • a minimum of 50% marks in the UG programme

    Counselling Fee

    The GAT PGP 2017 counselling fee is a sum of Rs.1000 and it is non-refundable. It may be noted that the candidate will not be required to pay the counselling fee a second time, if he wishes to participate in further rounds of counselling. He will be permitted to do so upon producing the receipt of earlier payment.

    Required Documents

    Candidates must produce the following certificates in original with two set of photo copies at the time of counselling:

    • Counselling Call Letter for GAT PGP 2017
    • Class X qualifying certificate
    • Class XII mark sheet and qualifying certificate
    • Transfer certificate of the candidate (issued by school)
    • Character Certificate of the candidate (issued by school)
    • For SC / ST candidates, Integrated Community Certificate
    • For PH candidates, Medical Certificate, from someone who is not below the rank of a Civil Surgeon
    • For those wishing to gain admission in the institute’s Bengaluru campus by claiming local category, Residence Certificate (for a minimum period of 5 years)

    Important Guidelines

    Candidates must keep the following points in mind while participating in the GAT PGP 2017 counselling process:

    • The university fee must be paid in the form of Challan at Bank counter available in the counselling centre.
    • It can also be paid in the form of DD drawn in favour of GITAM University, payable at Visakhapatnam.
    • The candidate must be physically present for the counselling process.
    • If unable to be present due to certain reasons, the candidate may authorise his parent / guardian to represent him.



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