Thiruvananthapuram: Difficulties arising in the way of students in completing their admission formalities for MBBS courses in the face of floods has led the Supreme Court to give an extension date for admission to medical colleges of the state. With the main round of seat allotments over on Monday, the Mop-up counselling was to begin Tuesday onwards. However, now with SC extension orders in place, the dates have shifted to September 4 and 5.
A confirmation to this effect was also released by Directorate of Medical Education Kerala which issued a notice about the Postponement of MBBS/BDS Mop Up Counselling. In a letter addressed to all the medical colleges,
Inviting your kind attention to the reference above, I am to inform you that, the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India has granted an extension of time up to 10th September 2018 for the closing of admissions to MBBS/BDS courses in the State in the backdrop of the devastating flood and the situation prevailing after that. Hence, the Mop-up counselling for filling up the vacant seats in MBBS/BDS courses which were scheduled to be started on 28th August 2018 has been postponed to 4 th and 5th of September 2018. There is no change in the venue of Mop-up counselling.
A total of 165 seats continue to remain vacant with the main round of seat allotments over. There are 15 MBBS vacant in government medical colleges and another 150 in private colleges.
Candidates who appear for BDS courses in the mop-up counseling round will get an opportunity to be considered for the MBBS course reported the TOI.
Those aspirants admitted under the All India quota will not be allowed to participate in the mop-up counseling.
No transfers will be allowed from a government college to another or a private institution to another.
The notice, issued by the Directorate of Medical Education(DME) Kerala informing about the Postponed MBBS/BDS Mop Up Counselling can be accessed by clicking on the following website: