Common counselling to play main role in PG admissions in medical colleges
Recently we have been hearing many news regarding admissions for post graduate courses in the medical colleges. The latest news that has come out now is PG medical admission would be carried out by means of a common counselling by DGHS or by the state government. It is now clear that the admissions would not be done by respective medical colleges.
The above mentioned has been confirmed by the Union health and family welfare ministry in a letter sent to principal secretaries of all states and Union territories.
It is now revealed that the MCIs admission regulations 2018 dated 5th April, which provide for private medical colleges to admit students to 50 percent of seats would be replaced by Supreme Court’s order.
Undersecretary Mr Amit Biswas played big part in this aspect and in the 2 page letter dated 10th April issued by him he stated that all admissions to the medical colleges would be made through common counselling and not by the medical colleges or by the institutions. This was according to September 2016 Supreme Court order making entrance test and common counselling compulsory.
The letter also highlighted about the PG counselling sections for 2018-19 that has been going on. It is worthy to note that the two page letter threw light on how state governments would conduct common counselling for all the PG institutions located in the state including management and NRI quota seats.
In non-government based medical colleges or institutions, 50 percent of the total seats shall be filled by the state government or by the authority appointed by state government. Then on the basis of NEET merit list remaining seats shall be filled by the concerned medical colleges. This was as per the Postgraduate Medical Education (Amendment) Regulations 2018. This was an existing clause 9 (4) notified on 21st December 2010 under the PG Medical Education Regulation 2010 and this was said again and again by the ministry. Another point the ministry said was under the same regulation, clause 9(A) mandates common counselling for all the institutions in the state.
According to vice-president of MCI, Mr. C.V. Bhirmanandham, the notification created huge confusions. He further spoke about how the issue would be discussed soon in the forthcoming executive committee meeting. There would be no changes in the admission process and this was confirmed by the state health department.
It is now clear that for the 50 percent of the seats surrendered by the state government medical colleges under all India quota the directorate of medical education, New Delhi would conduct counselling.
Counselling for central institutions, universities under the act of Parliament and the deemed universities plus admission to all super speciality courses in India would be carried out by the directorate of medical education.