Extend last date for PG medical admissions: Union Health Ministry tells MCI
New Delhi: After receiving several representations from various institutions and state governments seeking an extension of the last date for filling up of vacant PG medical seats for the academic session 2019-20 beyond May 18, the Union Health Ministry has asked the apex medical body, Medical Council of India (MCI) to extend the last date for PG medical admissions to May 31.
According to the time schedule notified by MCI, the last date for filling up of PG Medical seats by the states is May 18.
"The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has requested MCI to consider an extension of the last date for PG medical admission in States from May 18 to May 31, 2019, to fill up the remaining vacant seats in the academic session 2019-20," the official statement from the Union Health Ministry said.
It added, "The Health Ministry has thus requested the Board of Governors (BoG), MCI to examine the matter and make suitable recommendations." the statement said.
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.
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