NEET-PG 2022: Shagun Batra from MAMC bags AIR 1, two more in top 10

New Delhi, June 2 (FN Representative) The National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) PG 2022 results have made Delhi Government-run Maulana Azad Medical College feel proud as three of its students secured top ten rank holders including All India Rank (AIR) 1. Dr Shagun Batra from the batch of 2016 has bagged the AIR 1 in the postgraduate medical entrance exam while Dr Armaan Seth and Dr Sushant have scored Rank 8 and 9 respectively. All three of them are from MAMC itself.

Bates said that she has been a topper earlier during her school and college but she never thought of having the NEET PG. Born and brought up in Delhi, the 23-year-old topper would be the first doctor in her family and she finds it remarkable. “I come from a family of no doctors, so being the first doctor in my family was itself a remarkable thing for me,” Batra said. An alumna of Delhi Public School RK Puram, Batra said she was the school topper in her Class 12 board exams as well. She was admitted to MAMC in 2016 and has since been the gold medallist from her MBBS batch throughout. Now that she has qualified for the NEET PG with flying colours, Batra aims to pursue her postgraduation from the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh in MD (Medicine). “I really wish to do my PG in the Medicine branch. I had qualified for INICET as well but couldn’t get this stream due to the low seat matrix. I’m hoping to get admission to PGI,” she said.

The NEET PG 2022 exam ran into a little controversy after many candidates requested the Centre to postpone the examination date. However, the exam was conducted as per schedule on May 21. Speaking on the issue, Batra said the postponement would have adversely impacted the junior batches by disrupting their academic calendar. “I think final year MBBS students would have been at a disadvantage if the examination date had been postponed. The academic calendar had already been disrupted a lot because of Covid-19, more postponement would have just affected the junior batches adversely,” she said. NEET-PG is an eligibility-cum-ranking examination prescribed as the single entrance examination for admission to various postgraduate medical courses like MD/MS and other Diploma programmes.