Assam MBBS admission 2020: More than 10% seats still lying vacant in medical colleges

Assam MBBS admission 2020: More than 10% seats still lying vacant in medical colleges

GUWAHATI: Over 10 per cent of the MBBS and BDS seats in the government medical colleges of Assam have remained vacant after the second round of all-India counselling and first round of state counselling this year.

Many students from outside the state have not shown interest in getting themselves enrolled in the 15 per cent all-India quota category available in the seven medical colleges of Assam where admissions are being held to fill up 1,000 seats in MBBS and BDS.

A notification issued by the directorate of medical education, Assam stated that among the state quota seats, 33 are lying vacant in MBBS, while 45 vacant seats are still unfilled in the BDS course. On the other hand, from the central quota, which constitutes 15 per cent of the total undergraduate medical seats, 54 MBBS seats and six BDS seats were lying vacant as on Sunday.

In total, 87 MBBS and 51 BDS seats are still vacant in the state medical colleges, with the directorate of medical education on Monday opening up these seats for the online choice filling round from the merit list of NEET.

For MBBS, the most number of seats were unoccupied in Gauhati Medical College (28), followed by 17 vacant seats in newly opened Diphu Medical College. The vacancy in MBBS notified in other state medical colleges were — Assam Medical College (12), Silchar Medical College (10), Barpeta Medical College (8), Tezpur Medical College (7) and Jorhat Medical College (5).

The most number of BDS seats were vacant at Government Dental College, Silchar (28). At Government Dental College, Dibrugarh and Regional Dental College in Guwahati, 16 and seven seats were lying vacant respectively as on Sunday.

Controller of examinations at the Assam directorate of medical education Dr Anup Kumar Das said, “If seats still remain vacant after the ongoing online choice filling round, a mop up round will be held where NEET qualified candidates will be enrolled through the offline mode.”

Das said that in the choice filling round, some of the already enrolled students will be able to pick medical colleges of their choice.

“Some students have given up their seats after taking admission. They might have got selected in some other colleges of their choice,” Das added.

Officials in the directorate said that many students from outside the state may not have availed the all-India quota seats in the medical colleges of Assam as they did not want to travel to distant locations amid the pandemic.
Source From : Times Of India

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