Medical admission: no new registration allowed for additional counselling

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New Delhi: New registrations wouldn’t be allowed for the additional allotments to fill the All-India Quota medical seats, the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) conveyed as a plea on admissions was taken up in the Supreme Court.

Three Kerala-based aspirants for medical seats had moved the court as they couldn’t secure admission in the All-India Quota despite getting higher ranks. They blamed the present method of ending the admission process after two rounds of counselling.

As per the guidelines candidates are allowed to upgrade the option only in the first allotment. Those who got admission in the first two rounds cannot take part in the counselling sessions that follow. However, they can attend the counselling in case they do not join the respective institutes despite getting the seats. In the undertaking to be submitted candidates it has been stated that the candidates need to pay the security deposit and get new registration too.

Advocate Roy Abraham had filed the plea in the Supreme Court for PP Nikhila of Pallikal in Malappuram, V Amal Krishna, a native of Nilambur, and Snigdha Leo who is from Malayinkeezhu in Thiruvananthapuram district.

Last year, around 31% of the medical seats under the All-India Quota were transferred to the state quota. 

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