Mumbai: A fifty seat addition at Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College (LTMCC) makes borderline cases in MHTCET ranks see a silver lining on their horizon.
With the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), in play for admission to private medical colleges, the seats available through the state’s MHTCET are on the decline, being applicable to Government Medical Colleges only.
With the cut off this year at an all time low of 180, due to decreased number of seats, the increased intake at Lokmanya Tilak is bound to act to the advantage of borderline cases.
One case being of Shruti Patil whose MHTCET score stood at 179. Still, there is competition with multiple candidates getting the same score. “The second merit list closed at 1360 and my daughter stood at 1432,” said Rajendra Patil, her father.
“If those before Shruti have taken admissions in deemed universities, we can get the seat. But until and unless we get it, we can’t be sure,” he said.
Domicile candidates who missed on admissions to Government Medical Colleges are in a worse off condition, for private unaided and deemed universities have crossed paths against the state government in court.
With exorbitant fee being charged by private unaided medical colleges and deemed universities, admission in government medical colleges would indeed come as a relief.
Fee at a private medical college amounts to Rs. 5 lac per year, whereas, deemed universities cost between Rs. 8 lac and Rs. 19 lac per year.