Faridkot: July 17 has been set as the date for beginning of Online counselling for admission to undergraduate (UG) courses at medical and dental colleges in the state .
Punjab is in a state of flurry with the NEET results having been declared and medical aspirants vying for 975 bachelor of medicine and surgery seats in 7 medical colleges and 1,030 bachelor of dental surgery (BDS) seats in 13 dental colleges across the state.
The counselling schedule was released by the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences on Monday,three days after the NEET results were declared.
Online applications will be available by July 11. The Faridkot based varsity website— www.bfuhs.ac.in — will be accepting applications from those who have qualified the NEET UG-2017. The applications are to be submitted by July 11.
The prospectus is already posted on the website and no applications will be accepted in person or through post. A sum of Rs.5,000 (₹2,500 for schedule caste candidates) has to be deposited by the student in the university account in any branch of the Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) or State Bank of India (SBI) through a challan form which will be generated on successful filling of the online application.
The provisional list of candidates will be on display on July 16.
NRIs, have been granted a 15% seats reservation in all private institutes, as well as the Guru Gobind Singh Medical College, Faridkot. 13 seats each have been reserved in the Government Medical Colleges in Patiala and Amritsar, along with 3 seats in Government Dental College, Amritsar, and another 4 in Patiala. Non-Resident-Indian (NRI) candidates, are to submit their applications by August 1.
Between July 17 and 21 students are supposed to submit their online counselling form and preferences of colleges and course for the first round of counselling .The result of which will be displayed on July 24.
The second counselling will be held between August 8 and 13, and the result will be declared on August 18.
A university official revealed, if candidates filled their categories wrongly, they would automatically be considered as belonging to the general category.
Vice-chancellor, Dr Raj Bahadur told HT, “The fact that BFUHS will conduct the combined counselling for all streams and colleges, including private and minority institutions will obviate inconvenience to students and parents.”