Medical, dental aspirants in Maharashtra to get more seats soon
The Medical Council of India (MCI) recently recommended the Central government to permit new medical colleges, or increase the intake capacity of existing institutes for the 2018-19 academic year, therefore, increasing options for students vying for undergraduate medical and dental seats in Maharashtra.
While the total number of seats all over the country will increase by almost 3,200 across 24 government-run and private medical and dental institutes, close to 250 seats out of these will be available in the state. This will take the total count to just over 3000 in the state.
“Out of these new seats, 100 are at the Government Medical College, Jalgaon, and another 150 will be available at the Armed Force Medical College, Pune. Information of all seats will be updated on the Directorate of Medical Education & Research (DMER) website as well,” said a DMER official.
He added that the updates will be available in a week.
“While permissions have come from the authorities, these respective colleges now need to follow a process in order to make sure that the seats are available for admissions in this academic year itself. Once the procedure is over, we will update the figures on our website as well,” said a senior official from the state Common Entrance Test (CET) cell.
As per a Supreme Court order of 2017, admissions to 85% seats in government and privately-run medical and dental institutes will be conducted through a common admission process (CAP), conducted by the state CET cell. Deemed institutes had sought exemption from CAP rounds and were granted the same last year.
The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) was conducted on May 6 and the results are expected by the first week of June.