Ahmedabad: Children of non-resident Gujaratis (NRGs) with Overseas Citizen of India ( OCI ) card who have cleared their SSC and HSC examination from Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board or the Central Board of Secondary Education affiliated schools situated in Gujarat will also be eligible for admissions in the government quota apart from the 15% NRI quota in self-financed institutes. This has been announced by the Deputy Chief Minister, Nitin Patel on behalf of the state government.
Speaking to reporters Patel said, “The government has decided to allow children of NRGs, who have OCI card, to be admitted in MBBS under the general state quota if the student has cleared board exams from the state.”
The officials added that parents of these students should have been born in Gujarat and even if the students had their births registered outside India, they would still be eligible.
The deputy CM said all candidates would have to submit domicile proofs. “At present, those students who fail to get admitted in MBBS due to low NEET scores and take admission in Ayurveda or naturopathy etc are not permitted to be admitted in MBBS later, even if they score required marks in their next NEET exam and fulfill other eligibility criteria,” Patel added,
“The government has decided that even those students who had earlier qualified in their HSc science examination, and had scored good marks in NEET 2018, will also be given a chance to be admitted in medical courses.”
Additional Chief Secretary, (ACS), Health and Family Welfare Department, Poonamchand Parmar, speaking to TOI said “Only those who fulfill domicile certification rules will be eligible for getting admission under the state quota in MBBS. This decision has been made to prevent misuse of state quota.”
It has been made mandatory for students to submit their domicile certificate while seeking admissions to medical and paramedical courses in the state by the Gujarat government.
Scores of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) will be the deciding factor for admissions to medical, dental, Ayurveda, homeopathy and naturopathy courses the government has clarified.
Admissions to nursing and physiotherapy courses will be carried out on the basis of class XII marks.
Students whose parents have parents have transferable jobs do not have to submit domicile proofs. However, all others seeking, seeking admission to medical and paramedical courses will have to produce their domicile proofs at the time of admissions.