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PMET 2016: No takers for NRI seats at BFUHS

All 41 NRI seats have fallen vacant in government medical colleges across the state as none of the seven NRI students, who qualified through a separate entrance test, appeared in the counselling at Faridkot on Thursday.

punjab Updated: Sep 16, 2016 15:27 IST
HT Correspondent
Fifteen of the 28 students, who qualified through NEET, claimed NRI seats in private colleges against 74 seats reserved for them.
Fifteen of the 28 students, who qualified through NEET, claimed NRI seats in private colleges against 74 seats reserved for them.(Representative image )

All 41 NRI seats have fallen vacant in government medical colleges across the state as none of the seven NRI students, who qualified through a separate entrance test, appeared in the counselling at Faridkot on Thursday.

Fifteen of the 28 students, who qualified through NEET, claimed NRI seats in private colleges against 74 seats reserved for them.

It means that all the vacant quota seats, both in government and private colleges, will be now open for general category students. The two-phase admission process starts from Friday.

“We will consider changing the NRI seats into general category after the first counselling that ends on September 20,” said Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS) vice-chancellor Raj Bahadur said.

The only hitch in conversion of quota seats is the pending petition in the Punjab and Haryana high court. An NRI student recently filed a petition challenging the state government’s move to fill NRI quota seats through an entrance test. The plea will be heard on September 19.

Director, Medical Research and Education Dr Manjit Mohi said the government’s response would be filed on the next date of hearing.