Mangaluru: The odds of getting an MBBS seat has turned in the favour of a meritorious candidate; who due to monetary issues, was unable to get MBBS admission seat despite clearing National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) with good scores.
This ray of hope arose after the State’s Chief Minister, H D Kumaraswamy wrote back to the MBBS aspirant, Abdul Nasir, showing his support to him. The Chief Minister has directed the Chief Secretary, Education Department and Higher Education Department to look whether the issue him getting a medical seat can be resolved by the government.
TOI reports about the student’s concern in which it has been stated that even though he scored good marks in NEET-UG, the student was unable to secure an MBBS seat, due to monetary issues.
The MBBS aspirant completed his primary education at Kalkatta in Kerala and completed his PU in science at St Sebastian PU College, Permannur, in the year 2017.
Most of his family members are not educated. His father runs a canteen. The fact that to study a medical course in our country takes a colossal monetary funding, the MBBS aspirant couldn’t get a medical seat despite repeated attempts. Shortly after being rejected form various medical institutions, the MBBS candidate shot a letter to the State’s Chief Minister on October 12, enlightening the authority of his concerns.
The MBBS aspirant received a reply five days later only to be elated that the CM has directed the certain medical education authorities to look over if any help can be initiated to the student’s side.
In the letter, the Chief Minister Office has directed Chief Secretary, Education Department and Higher Education Department to look into the issue.
Thrilled after getting a chance which seemed unattainable some time ago, the MBBS candidate shared to The Times Of India, “I was passionate to join a medical course and become a doctor. After completing PU, I joined NEET coaching, wrote an exam and also appeared for counselling. However, I have realised that I cannot get admission to a medical college, as I do not have money for fees. I have written a letter to chief minister H D Kumaraswamy regarding this, and have received a positive response. I hope to get a medical seat at the earliest.”