Gujarat: NEET marks to decide PG medical admissions
Ahmedabad: Gujarat Government on Tuesday decided to give admissions to postgraduate medical courses on basis of marks obtained in National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). Marks obtained in MBBS won’t be considered for the admissions.
This decision, which now provides much clarity in the matter, was taken in a meeting of state health minister Nitin Patel with vice-chancellors of the universities in Gujarat.
“Admissions to PG medical courses will be undertaken on basis of Neet results. A common merit list will be prepared, like in engineering courses. A central committee of university and government representatives will be formed for the admission process,” said Patel. He clarified that MBBS marks wouldn’t be considered for admissions.
The centralised system will be applicable for admissions on 50% PG medical seats that fall under the state quota. “The remaining 50% will be filled as per the national quota,” said Patel. About 400 students will be given admission as per the state quota.
The university representatives also agreed with the state to introduce bond of Rs10 lakh for PG medical students, if they do not serve in rural areas for three years.