Medical Admissions 2019-20

Medical Admissions 2019-20

Paramedical, dental colleges can fill 15% seats themselves

PUBLISH DATE 12th July 2017

Taking a lenient stand towards dental and paramedical institutes, the Maharashtra government has decided to allow them to fill 15% of seats, i.e, the management quota, on their own. Institutes can charge a maximum of five times the merit quota fee.

The decision was taken at a meeting on Tuesday and overturns the earlier stand that 100% admissions will be conducted by the state. Only undergraduate medicine (MBBS) admissions would be done through the centralized admission process of the CET cell. “This year, the Indian Medical Council has said 100% seats must be filled through the centralized admission process. No other council says that,“ said Dr Praveen Shingare, head of the Directorate of Medical Education and Research. While the state wanted to be legally cautious, medical institutes are thrilled at the decision. Colleges offering dentistry , physiotherapy , unani, homeopathy , nursing, occupational therapy , etc.will be able to admit 15% of students on their own. “We have been allowed to charge up to 5X the fees of the merit seats and that will let us offer better facilities,“ said a trustee of a deemed university .

The Medical Council of India has altered the admission schedule for states. Government bodies and cells that are conducting the MBBS and BDS admission have to follow the uniform time table.