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New Medical Colleges to start admission soon for 400 MBBS seats

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Srinagar, May 29: Health and Medical Education department is likely to get Letter of Permission (LoP) from Medical Council of India (MCI) for four Medical Colleges -- Government Medical College Anantnag, Baramulla, Kathua and Rajouri to admit 100 MBBS students in each college from the current academic session of 2019-2020.

The Government Medical College, Doda is under the process of consideration for 50 admissions in the Medical Council of India, an official press release informed today.

Addition of 400 MBBS students this year will make 900 MBBS seats available in Medical Colleges of the State to the aspirants of MBBS Course, and 50 percent of these seats shall be made available to female aspirants as per the MBBS Admission Policy of the State.

The State government has submitted the required undertakings of these colleges and shall also communicate to Board of Professional Entrance Examination (BOPEE) for increasing 400 seats in new Medical Colleges at Anantnag, Baramulla, Rajouri and Kathua.

The recruitment of staff and faculty for these medical colleges has been made in a transparent manner after inviting applications through a web portal.

Centre extends last date for PG medical admissions to May 31

New Delhi, May 29 (PTI) The Centre has extended the last date for admission of students for post graduate courses in states to May 31 in a bid to fill up the remaining vacant seats for the academic session 2019-20.

A public notice issued by the Union Health Ministry also said no candidate, who has already been admitted will be permitted to resign from allotted course and college for admission against vacant seats.

On Tuesday, the Health Ministry had asked the Medical Council of India (MCI) to consider extending the last date for PG medical admission in states following which the issue was examined by the Board of Governors (BoG).

According to the earlier time schedule notified by MCI, the last date for filling up of Post Graduate Medical seats by the states was May 18.

"This is to inform all concerned that after consideration of the representations received from some state governments, universities and candidates, it has been approved by the Central government to extend the last date for admission in the post-graduate courses only to fill up vacant seats from May 18 to 31," a public notice issued by the Union Health Ministry said.

The designated common counselling authorities of the state government shall take the responsibility of allotting students from the All India Merit List in order of merit to the respective colleges by May 31, the notice said.

"No candidate who has already been admitted shall be permitted to resign from allotted course and college for admission against vacant seats," it added.

The ministry, recently, in consultation with the BoG had reduced the qualifying marks for NEET-PG for 2019-20 by six percentile.

The decision was taken to fill up around 2,000 seats that remained vacant even after the second round of counselling, a senior official said.

Now, general category candidates with minimum mark of 44 percentile, persons with disabilities category with minimum of 39 percentile and SC/ST and OBC category candidates with 34 percentile have become eligible for admission to postgraduate medical courses for the academic year 2019-20.

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