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LG promises help to NEET aspirants who seek time to prepare for participation in AIQ

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Says ‘will request Centre to consider students' petition; J&K students will be in advantageous position by participating in AIQ’

Srinagar: A delegation of NEET Post-Graduate MD/MS aspirants called on Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha at Raj Bhavan Sunday and apprised him about their issues regarding UT’s participation in all India quota in this year’s NEET exam.

The delegation led by Dr Junaid Ali sought more time for preparation.

The LG while considering their petition said he would request the central government to defer it for the current year, an official press release informed.

“J&K UT has 543 postgraduate seats for MD/MS. While participating in All India Quota (AIG) it shall be contributing 271 seats, whereas the students of J&K shall become eligible for 5000 seats in MD/MS under All India Quota. J&K students will be in advantageous position with access to a large number of seats,” LG said.

He also said that UT will contribute 15 percent to the AIQ for undergraduate seats.

“Currently we have 1000 seats. By participating in All India Quota, UT will contribute only 150 seats whereas the students of J&K UT shall become eligible for 4568 seats in MBBS under All India Quota. J&K UT students will benefit more by participating in All India Quota for NEET undergraduates and postgraduate courses,” LG added.

The student delegation agreed and requested the LG to be allowed at least one year to compete at the national level, the press release said.

The LG also directed that government medical colleges and coaching centres must have modern facilities to train the youngsters.

Pandurang K Pole, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir and Prof. A G Ahangar, Director SKIMS were also present during the meeting.

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