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Bihar: Medical Seat Allotments begin

Patna : After the second day of the first phase of counselling over at government medical colleges in the state, a total of 460 seats were allotted to students. Government Medical Colleges have an allotment of 950 MBBS seats out of which 15% are reserved for all India quota. The remaining are to be filled by the state students. There are 783 state quota seats.

The current year is to witness, all the nine government and three private medical colleges  take admissions on the basis of the National Eligibility Entrance Examination (NEET) scores of the students.

Counselling for government colleges is being organized by Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board (BCECB), private colleges will be  holding  their own sessions over the next few days.

All  Patna Medical College (PMC) seats under the general category have been allotted, said BCECB’s officer on special duty, Anil Kumar Sinha . PMC has altogether 123 seats under state quota. However, the ones falling under SC/ST categories are yet to be allotted. Similar is the  situation of Darbhanga Medical College which has 88 seats under state quota.

The first phase of state seat counselling will end on Tuesday. Those who have been allotted seats will have to complete the admission process till September 8, said Sinha.

In accordance with state government  rules, 16% seats are reserved for SCs and 1% for STs. Altogether 18% seats are reserved for Extremely Backward Class (EBC) and 12% for Backward Class (BC) candidates. Total 3% seats are for reserved category girls (RCG).

Out of the 81 state quota seats in Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (Bhagalpur), 36 were still vacant after Monday’s counselling. Thirteen seats in Nalanda Medical College were also vacant. It has 81 seats under state quota.

30 seats in Anurgrah Narayan Magadh Medical College (Gaya) have been  allotted, another 50 seats have also been given away at Sri Krishna Medical College (Muzaffarpur).Both the colleges have 81 seats each under state quota. Out of the 85 seats in Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, 55 have been  filled. Pawapuri’s Vardhman Institute of Medical Sciences has 85 seats under state quota and eight allotments are done. All the 85 seats in the Government Medical College, Bettiah, were vacant till Monday evening, said Sinha .

The cutoff for general category in NEET was 489 and that for the ST and SC is 361 and 352, respectively. It is 449 for EBC and 472 for BC. The RCG category students need minimum 464 marks to get admission.

PMC principal Dr S N Sinha said an aspirant would have to bring the BCECB counselling receipt, copy of the 10th and 10+2 results, admit card and all India ranking document.

Counseling dates for the second phase are yet to be announced however they are tentatively  expected to take place from September 23, reports TOI

The three private colleges at, Katihar Sasaram and Kishanganj will hold individual counselling sessions. Katihar college with 50 seats will be conducting its counseling on September 9 while the college at Kishanganj with a100 seats and will conduct its counselling on September 8 .

Source: With Inputs from TOI
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