Medicos losing time for proper PG counselling

Due to the constant delay in the final verdict on NEET PG court case in Supreme Court, the results of PG entrance exams are getting delayed. As a result the process of Counselling and admissions also getting late. 
According to the MCI guidelines the admission process for PG seats should finish by 31st May of every academic
year. This year due to delay in court case, Supreme Court has already hinted to relax the deadline in case the verdict get delayed. But if the case delays for too long the precious time for Medical counselling will get compromised. Usually there are up to 3 counselling for the admission on various PG seats, but Indian Express in one of its report has published that government may consider single round of counselling this year.

Medicos aspiring for post graduate studies may get an additional month for seat selection process. Aspirants who have written RGUHS PG entrance test, National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) PG 2013, and other entrance examinations have to wait for the announcement of results. However, the delay on NEET judgement has taken away a lot of time for PG counselling.
A senior officer from Medical Education Department said, “As per the SC order, admissions for post graduate seats must be completed by May 30. But due to the case hearing on NEET, there is a possibility of extending the last date to June 30. There will be no compromise on ensuring that students get maximum time for seat selection process.”
“The judgement on NEET will be heard on Thursday and soon, counselling will begin. If there is a paucity of time, the government may decide to conduct just one round of counselling to complete the admissions,” the official said.
If this happens there will again a serious problem for medicos this year. If states and Center goes for separate counselling for filling up the state and all India quota seats, students will lose out on proper opportunity to select the seats of their choices.
Every year usually during the state counselling if some candidates gets a better seat, they leave their All India quota seat and joins via state, and in the Second round of All India counselling those vacant seats were offered to the next ranker. But in case there is only one counselling those vacant seats will go waste and the candidates ranked after that seat will lose the chance for opting that seat even though the seat is available on his/her rank.


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