Mumbai: The Maharashtra Government changing its earlier stand on centralized admissions has decided to allow dental and paramedical institutes to fill 15% of seats, i.e, the management quota, on their own. Institutes are allowed to charge a maximum of five times the merit quota fee.
The new decision taken on Tuesday, reverts the earlier stand of 100% admissions to be done by the state. With the coming of this new amendment, only undergraduate medicine (MBBS) admissions would be done entirely through the centralized admission process of the CET cell
“This year, the Indian Medical Council has said that 100% seats must be filled through the centralized admission process. No other council says that,” said Dr Praveen Shingare, Head,Directorate of Medical Education and Research.
The medical institutes are full of beans with this decision, as it allows them to admit 15% of students on their own. This decision would prevail upon colleges offering dentistry, physiotherapy, unani, homeopathy, nursing, occupational therapy, etc.
“We have been allowed to charge up to 5times the fee of the merit seats and that will let us offer better facilities,” said a Trustee, Deemed University.
A total of 60,685 candidates have registered for the state’s centralized medical admission process and 45,679 paid up the admission process feereports TOI.