NEET 2017: Health ministry introduces state-level common counselling for admission in medical courses

New Delhi :After NEET UG 2016 was conducted by CBSE, the Ministry in consultation with States and other stakeholders had issued advisory on August 9, 2016 to the states to preferably conduct combined counselling for admission to MBBS courses for session 2016-17.
Following the introduction of NEET examination in the country, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has now directed the state authorities to conduct common counselling for admission to medical courses at the under graduate and post graduate levels.

According to the amendments made in relevant regulations of MCI, the designated authority at the State/ UT level shall conduct common counselling for all medical education institutions in the state whether established by the Central Government, State Government, University, Deemed University, Trust, Society, Company, Minority Institutions or Corporation, read the official press release.

With students would not have to apply to multiple agencies for admission in the same state, the ministry viewed that the move will help to bring transparency in the admission process and curb the practice of capitation fee charged by private colleges

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