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    Subjects

    M.D.(Hom.) Post Graduate courses are available in the following subjects –
    1. M. D. (Hom.) - (Doctor of Medicine in Homoeopathy) - Homeopathic Materia Medica including applied aspects.
    2. M. D. (Hom.) - (Doctor of Medicine in Homoeopathy) - Organon of Medicine with Homoeopathic Philosophy.
    3. M. D. (Hom.) - (Doctor of Medicine in Homoeopathy) - Homoeopathic Repertory.
    4. M. D. (Hom.) - (Doctor of Medicine in Homoeopathy) - Homoeopathic Pharmacy.
    5. M. D. (Hom.) - (Doctor of Medicine in Homoeopathy) - Practice of Medicine.
     

    Eligibility for M.D. (Hom.)

    1. No candidate shall be admitted to M. D. (Hom.) Course unless he/she possesses the degree of-
      • i. Bachelor of Homoeopathic Medicine and Surgery or equivalent qualification in Homoeopathy included in the Second Schedule to the Homoeopathy Central Council Act, 1973., after undergoing a course of study of not less than five years and six months duration including one year compulsory internship; OR
      • ii. Bachelor of Homoeopathic Medicine and Surgery (Graded Degree) or equivalent qualification in Homoeopathy included in the Second Schedule to the Homoeopathy Central Council Act, 1973, after undergoing a course of study of not less than two years duration.
    2. The university or the authority prescribed by Central government as the case may be shall nominate a candidate only for P.G. Course. The preference shall be given to candidate who has worked in rural areas for two years in respect of one seat in one subject as per merit.
     

    Notification

    The rules and regulations adopted by Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University are in complete conformity to / with Homoeopathy {Post Graduate Degree Course} M. D. (Hom.) Regulations 1989, 1993 and as amended up to 2001 as notified by the Central Council of Homoeopathy, New Delhi.
     

    Synopsis

    Every candidate shall submit to the Registrar (Academic) of the University in the prescribed proforma, a synopsis (about 200 words) containing particulars of proposed dissertation work within six months from the date of commencement of the course on or before the dates notified by the University. The synopsis shall be sent through the proper channel i.e. Principal.
     

    Dissertation

    • i. Every candidate pursuing M. D. Homoeopathy course is required to carry out work on a selected research project under the guidance of a recognized postgraduate teacher. The results of such a work shall be submitted in the form of a dissertation.
    • ii.The dissertation is aimed to train a postgraduate student in research methods and techniques. It includes identification of the problem, formulation of a hypothesis, review of literature, getting acquainted with recent advances, designing of a research study, collection of data, critical analysis, and comparison of results and drawing conclusions.
     

    Scheme of Examination:

    The Examination for the P.G. Degree shall consist of:
    1. 1.Written paper.
    2. 2.Practical and Viva Voce Examination
    3. 3.Dissertation.
    The examination shall be conducted in two parts namely:
    • M. D. (Homoeopathy)- Part I (to be held six months after completion of House job of one-year duration)
    • M. D. (Homoeopathy)- Part II (to be held after one year and six months after part I examination)
     

    Part I : M. D. (Homoeopathy) Examination

    Every Candidate seeking admission to Part I of the examination shall submit an application to the University with a certificate from his/her guide and endorsed by the Director P.G. and the Principal about the completion of the Part I course of studies in the subject in which the candidate is seeking admission to the examination. Part I M. D. (Homoeopathy) examination shall be conducted in general subjects and it shall consists of one theory paper in each of general subjects of not less than three hours duration.
     

    Division of marks for theory examinations

    1) Man in health 100 marks
    a)Anatomy - 25 marks.
    b)Physiology including bio-physics - 25 marks.
    c)Bio-chemistry - 25 marks.
    d)Psychology - 25 marks.
    2) Man in disease -100 marks.
    a)General pathology - 25 marks
    b)Systemic pathology - 25 marks
    c)Microbiology - 25 marks
    d)Susceptibility and maisms - 25 marks
    3) History of Medicine, scientific including Research Methodology and Statistics - 100 marks.
    a)History of medicine - 40 marks
    b)Statistics and Research Methodology - 60 marks
    Viva voce/ Practical Examination in general subjects to be held by four examiners together out of which one shall be supervisor (Guide). The four examiners shall jointly assess the knowledge of the candidates for recommending the result to the university as passed or failed. However, if four examiners are not available, the viva-voce /practical examination may be conducted with three examiners with at least one external examiner.

    Part I - General Subjects

    Subject Theory marks Viva-voice marks Practical marks Total marks Pass marks**
    The man in health (Holistic concept) 100 50 50 200 100
    The man in disease (Holistic concept) 100 50 50 200 100
    History of Medicine, Scientific Methodology including Research Methodology and Statistics. 100 50 50* 200 100

    Criteria for Passing

    For declaration of pass in an examination a candidate shall secure a minimum of 50% of marks in Theory, Viva-Voce and Practical separately in all heads. Practical examination can be conducted by arranging specimens/spotters.

    Note: The practical examination may include statistical technique and research methodology. See criteria for pass

    Part II M. D. Homoeopathy

    Examination shall be held in the subject of speciality offered by the candidates at the time of the admission and consists of:
    1. Two written theory papers, each of not less than three hours duration. There shall be two long essay questions of 20 marks each and six short essay questions of 10 marks each in a paper. One short essay question may be on Homoeopathic Ethics.
    2. One practical / clinical examination, including Viva-Voce, in the subject of speciality, to test the candidate’s acumen and his ability and working knowledge in the practice of the specialty and there shall be four examiners together, including one Supervisor (guide) in the subject, for examining the candidate.

      Provided that all the four examiners shall jointly assess the knowledge of the candidate for recommending the result to the University as passed or failed. However, if four examiners are not available, the practical/clinical examinations may be conducted with three examiners with at least one external examiner.

    No. of Papers in each Subject of Speciality Theory Max Marks Viva-voce Max. marks Practical Max. marks Total
    Paper I x 100, Paper II x 100 200 100 100 400
    Minimum marks for pass* 100 50 50 200
     

    Criteria for Passing

    For declaration of pass in an examination a candidate shall secure a minimum of 50% of marks in Theory, Viva-Voce and Practical separately in all heads.
     

    Method of conducting Practical and Viva voce examination

    • There will be one long and one short case in the practical.
    • The long case will test the capacity to size up a chronic clinical problem, define it homeopathically, plan the treatment and estimate the prognosis- all these based on sound, rational principles of philosophy.
    • The short cases will asses candidate’s approach to clinical problem, skills to quickly define it and suggest alternative plans for resolving the same within the limited resources at command. Thus the power of observation and interpretation will be examined. The process of examination will be observed and questioned.
    • The viva voce examination will aim to cover the entire syllabus seeking to asses’ candidate’s knowledge in depth including the dissertation work.
    • The long case will carry 70% of the allotted marks and the short case will carry 30%. Each step will be marked separately, thus stressing the importance of the capacity to think through a clinical problem in a systematic way.
     

    Criteria for Passing:

    For declaration of pass in an examination a candidate shall secure a minimum of 50% of marks in Theory, Viva-Voce and Practical separately in all heads.
     

    Method of conducting Practical and Viva voce examination

    • There will be one long and one short case in the practical.
    • The long case will test the capacity to size up a chronic clinical problem, define it homeopathically, plan the treatment and estimate the prognosis- all these based on sound, rational principles of philosophy.
    • The short cases will asses candidate’s approach to clinical problem, skills to quickly define it and suggest alternative plans for resolving the same within the limited resources at command. Thus the power of observation and interpretation will be examined. The process of examination will be observed and questioned.
    • The viva voce examination will aim to cover the entire syllabus seeking to asses’ candidate’s knowledge in depth including the dissertation work.
    • The long case will carry 70% of the allotted marks and the short case will carry 30%. Each step will be marked separately, thus stressing the importance of the capacity to think through a clinical problem in a systematic way.
     

    Criteria for Passing

    For declaration of pass in an examination a candidate shall secure a minimum of 50% of marks in Theory, Viva-Voce and Practical separately in all heads.
     

    Grading

    A student is declared to have passed in
    • Pass class- if he/she scored between 50% and 64% of grand total.
    • First class- if he/she scores between 65% and 74% of grand total.
    • Distinction- if he/she scores 75% and above of grand total.
     

    Note

    First Class and Distinction shall be awarded only to those who pass in all subjects in the first attempt itself, and within the minimum duration of the course prescribed.

    Criteria for passing in different heads of subjects with 50% passing are mentioned in the syllabus only as guidelines to the examiners for the assessment of different heads. Since, the result is given in the from of Pass or Fail to the University, these marks will be kept as record.

    However, the marks M.D.(Hom.) Part-II examinations submitted to the University will be used for the purpose of Gold Medal.

    When a student fails in any head of passing of the subject, he will have to appear all heads of passing of that particular subject in subsequent examinations.

    Student failing in one or more subjects in M.D.(Homoeopathic) Part I examination will have to appear in the subsequent University examinations for the subjects in which ha has failed. However, he will be allowed to appear for M.D.(Hom.) Part II examination only after one year of passing in all subjects of Part I examination.

    Students failing in one subject of M.D.(Hom.) Part I will be allowed to keep term (A.T.K.T.) for M.D.(Hom.) part II.

    Dissertation of M.D.(Hom) Part II examination will be submitted to the University Six Months before the commencement for theory examination for approval by the concerned examiners. The approval of the Dissertations should be communicated to the concerned students before the commencement for theory examinations. If the Dissertation is not approval or rejected student will not be allowed to appear for theory examinations and student will have to resubmit the dissertation for the next University examinations with necessary changes suggested by the examiners.

    Since the result is in form of either Pass or Fail, revaluation of answer books for M.D. (Hom.) examinations in not permitted. The class will not be awarded to any of the M.D. (Hom.) examinations.

 
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