Mumbai: The first-ever centralized admission process, conducted by the Centre-over, leaves behind one of every three sought-after super specialty seats, vacant, media reports have pointed out.
With court cases on in two states and a stay imposed on the admission process in the following for a few days, left the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) and the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS),just enough time to conduct only two rounds of admissions, before the September 14, Supreme Court deadline.
Doctors in an effort to get an extension for a mop-up round plan to seek court intervention to fill the vacant seats at the college/state level. Of the total 1907 seats, 550 happen to be vacant, some in government medical colleges.
Admissions to super specialty courses on an all-India basis was for the first time conducted through the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET)-Superspecialty. The test was supervised by the National Board of Examinations.
Super specialty courses include doctor of medicine (DM) in branches like Neurology, Cardiology, Nephrology and also other Master of Surgery (MCh) courses reports TOI.