The dispute between deemed medical institutes in Maharashtra and the state government over centralised admissions to medical courses could soon end. The state medical education department on Wednesday decided to form a policy to clear all ambiguity around admissions to medical and dental UG courses in the state.
In a meeting held on Wednesday between state medical education minister Girish Mahajan and representatives of 35 deemed and private medical and dental institutes of the state, no consensus was derived. “Both private and deemed medical institutes are against a common admission policy, while we are rooting for it in order to bring about more uniformity in the admission process. The state now needs to take a call,” said Dr Pravin Shingare, director, Directorate of Medical Education & Research (DMER).
While the state has made it clear that admissions to 50% of PG seats in all institutes will be conducted by the Directorate of Medical Education & Research (DMER), their attempt to conduct common admissions to fill 85% of UG seats in all institutes is yet to be finalised. Earlier this month, two circulars were issued by the MCI and Centre saying admissions to all medical and dental institutes in UG and PG courses will be conducted through a common process. But, the deemed institutes in state want an exemption form this.
“We’ll wait for the government policy before taking any decision,” said the spokesperson of a Pune-based deemed medical institute. The final decision should be out in a week, said state officials.