Post-M.Sc. Diploma in Radiological Physics at RCC
Thiruvananthapuram: Applications for admission to the Post-M.Sc. Diploma in Radiological Physics (Dip.R.P) Course 2017-18, conducted by Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, can be submitted at http://www.rcctvm.org/ latest by 3.10.2017.
The 2 years course, including one year mandatory internship in RCC in Radiodiagnosis, Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine, will commence on 1.11.2017, or as certified by the Director, RCC. Students will be provided a stipend of Rs.6000/-per month during the one year of internship.
Post M.Sc Diploma in Radiological Physics (Dip RP) will be awarded to the successful candidates by the Kerala University of Health Sciences (KUHS) only after successful completion of the course as detailed in the Prospectus available at http://www.rcctvm.org/.
Eligibility: Applicants should be Indian Citizens having B.Sc. Degree, with Physics as one of the Main subject and also should also have a pass in Full time M.Sc. Physics, conducted by any of the UGC approved Universities in India with 60% marks in aggregate. In case of Grade System, conversion scheme of grade to percentage of marks, obtained from University should be submitted along with the application.
Upper age limit as on 1.1.2017 will be 26 years for General category, 29 years for OBC and 31 years for SC/ST.
For physically challenged candidates, there is a relaxation of age by 10 years. Only candidates with physical disabilities limited to the lower extremities, are able to stand and move and are physically able to carry out the course requirements will be considered. Persons with visual and hearing disability and loco-motor disability involving upper limb are not eligible for admission.
Seats: There are 4 seats for the course.
Admission process: Admission will be made on the basis of an entrance test of 2 hours duration followed by an interview. Twenty candidates will be shortlisted for interview on the basis of rank for entrance examination.
The entrance examination shall have multiple choice type questions for a total of 100 marks from M.Sc Level Physics (60%), B.Sc. Subsidiary level Mathematics (20%), B.Sc. Subsidiary level Chemistry (10%), and Basic Human Physiology and Anatomy (10%). Interview will have 20 marks. Entrance test will be conducted only if the number of eligible candidates is more than five times (20) the number of seats. In such as case, selection will be made based on marks scored in qualifying examination (MSc) and Interview.
Applications: Applicants can register online and complete the application form at http://www.rcctvm.org/ through the link ‘Application for Post-M.Sc Dip RP 2017-18’, latest by 3.10.2017.
Application fee is Rs.300/-. This has to be paid by way of a Demand Draft drawn in favour of ‘Director, Regional Cancer Centre’, payable at State Bank of Travancore, Medical College Branch, Thiruvananthapuram or any of its service branches payable at Thiruvananthapuram. Details of the payment of Application fee (Demand Draft) also needs to be entered in the application form.
The Prospectus and Annexures can also be downloaded from the website.
Once the candidate is sure that the data entered are correct in all respects, he/she has to click the ‘Submit’ button placed below the ‘Declaration’ by the candidate. Applicant will not be able to edit/modify/correct the application, once the ‘Confirm’ button is clicked. The ‘Application Number’ will be displayed on the page. A printout of the filled Application Form has to be taken and a passport size photograph (same photograph as the one uploaded), affixed in the space provided and the photo got attested by a Gazetted Officer.
Applicant has to attach to the printout of the application, self-attested photo-copies of (i) Proof of age (Passport/ Secondary School Leaving certificate showing date of birth/Tahsildar’s certificate) (ii) Community certificate for SC/ST/OBC candidates issued by Revenue Officer not below the rank of a Tahsildar (iii) Certificate of disability from the District Medical Board, certifying the degree of percentage of disability issued not earlier than 3 months prior to submission of application. No document/certificate other than those mentioned above will be accepted.
Duly completed signed application, along with the Demand Draft and all necessary enclosures should be sent to ‘The Director, Regional Cancer Centre, Medical College Campus, Thiruvananthapuram-695011’ by Registered/Speed Post only, in an envelope super scribed ‘Application for Post-M.Sc. Dip RP Course’, to reach there, latest by 4.30 pm on 9.10.2017.
Applicant may keep a photocopy of the application (complete with photo and signatures) with him/her for reference.
Only those application forms submitted online as well as by post will be processed further.
Admit cards will have to be downloaded from http://www.rcctvm.org/ from a date to be notified later. Admit cards should be printed in colour using inkjet/laser printer on A4 size paper. More instructions related to the conduct of the examination are available in the Prospectus.
This PG Diploma will enable the successful candidate to perform Medical Physics related tasks, including Radiological safety of patients and staff, Site Plan preparation and obtaining permission from Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) for setting up diagnostic radiology, radiotherapy and nuclear medicine installations, Commissioning of radiotherapy installations, Periodic Quality Assurance of Radiotherapy and diagnostic radiology equipment, Treatment Planning in Radiotherapy, Radiation Safety in Radio iodine therapy, Teaching Medical Radiation Physics to undergraduate, post graduate medical and paramedical students as well as Undertaking research work related to use of radiation for diagnosis and therapy.
The Institution shall initiate steps to get Radiological Safety Officer (RSO) eligibility for all candidates. The examination for the same shall be conducted as directed by AERB or any other agency approved by AERB as per its regulations. Students qualifying this examination will be eligible for working as RSO.