DEHRADUN: Students will get admission in the medical and dental colleges of Uttarakhand this year only through the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) and no state-level test will be held for the purpose, the state government said on Friday.
“Students from Uttarakhand will get all India ranking as those from other states but they will get admission in medical colleges of the state under the state quota,” Principal Secretary (Health) Om Prakash said.
“Eighty five per cent of seats in medical colleges of the state are under the state quota whereas 50 per cent seats in dental colleges are under state quota,” he said, adding the rest will be filled on the basis of all India quota.
The school syllabus in Uttarakhand is based on CBSE pattern and thus the students will not find it difficult to pass NEET, Mr Prakash added.
There are 85 seats each in Srinagar and Haldwani medical colleges and 25 seats each in Himalayan Institute Jollygrant and Mahanth Indresh hospital under state quota.
Thus there are a total of 220 MBBS seats under state quota and 50 BDS seats each in Seema Dental College and Uttarakhand dental college.