Counselling for govt PG med seats from May 16

Counselling for govt PG med seats from May 16

After a long wait for admissions to postgraduate medical courses, students will finally be appearing for counselling this week for government seats. The Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) will conduct the counselling from May 16 onwards.

Unfortunately, students will not benefit from seats in deemed universities, as the government has not included these seats in the matrix, with a High Court verdict pending in this regard.

The option entries for seat counselling begin after 5 pm on May 16. The final allotment of the first round of counselling will be hosted on May 18, after 5 pm. Students will have to submit fees and collect admission order between May 19 and 21. The last date for joining will be May 23. The KEA is likely to conduct the second round on May 26.

Students are at a loss with regard to the deemed university seats. Earlier, the government had announced that counselling will be conducted for the government share of seats (25 per cent) in deemed universities too, categorising it as “start category”.

Case pending

A case pertaining to seat sharing between the government and deemed varsities is pending before the High Court.

The government has decided to wait for the verdict and not include those seats in the matrix. Officials in the medical education department said based on the Court verdict, the seats would be included in the second or final round of counselling.

Minister of State for Medical Education Dr Sharan Prakash Patil told Deccan Herald that they wanted to go ahead with the counselling as they did not want to delay it further.

“When the High Court delivers a verdict on this, we can include these seats.” This time, the academic year will commence on June 30.