Maharashtra: Ordinance to fill 50 percent PG medical seats through common counselling
Mumbai: 50% of post graduate medical seats in deemed universities and private colleges are to be filled by the state government through common counselling, which is to commence soon. The admissions will be based on NEET PG scores. An ordinance to include deemed universities in the common counselling conducted for admissions to 85% of their undergraduate seats, is currently being formulated.
While 50% of the seats are to be filled by the state governments the remaining 50% are to be retained by college managements informed Pravin Shingare, Director, Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER).
The state will, therefore, fill around 450 of the 900 PG seats in private colleges, 550 of the 1,100 in deemed medical universities and 100% for 1,200 seats in state government colleges.
Speaking on the status of undergraduate admissions which will commence after the UG NEET results are out an official said that a government resolution was not sufficient.
"Centralized UG admissions in deemed colleges were challenged in the Bombay High Court last year. Since the matter is still pending in court, we will have to issue an ordinance in order to include deemed colleges in the purview of the Admissions' Act," he informed TOI.
Shingare confirmed that the government was working on the ordinance to include deemed universities in the common counselling purview and would be out with it before the admissions for this year commence.
Parents of medical aspirants are also keen to have of a centralized counselling process across private and deemed colleges for undergraduate admissions.
As Private admissions are already governed by the state, parents are awaiting the ordinance, to bring deemed colleges under the state's purview too. As chaos prevailed last year, parents have sought clarity on the rules and regulations in advance.
If deemed universities come under the state's centralized process for PG admissions, the same should be applicable for UG too, said a parent and the TOI reported.