State to approach SC for 2nd round PGET counselling

Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Ramdas said that due to litigation in the High Court, the first round of counselling could be completed only on Monday.

Under current regulations, the deadline for admissions to postgraduate courses is May 31. “We will approach the Supreme Court to extend the deadline to June 30 so that we can hold a second round of counselling”, said Ramdas.

According to him, once the court grants permission to hold counselling, they will try and finish the second round of counselling by June 25. In total, out of 637 seats that have been allotted to the State, 603 seats have been made available in this counselling round, with 34 seats not being made available. These seats will be made available in the second round, he added.

Ramdas also said that he expected more seats to be added in government colleges by the Medical Council of India (MCI).

Seat matrix in advance

On the fiasco at the counselling conducted at the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences(RGUHS), the Medical Education minister said that seat matrix would be made available much in advance before the counselling session begins. Counselling at RGUHS was held up for two days after students protested vehemently against the seat matrix that was announced.

Ramdas also added that 25 percent of seats from deemed universities will also be available to the State government once the MCI clears the colleges. On the High Court order regarding holding counselling for in-service candidates, the minister said that this was not possible without permission from the Supreme Court. Hence it would be done after approaching the Supreme Court for the same, he added.

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