New Delhi: Admissions to the MBBS and BDS courses in Kerala are getting delayed even though the results of the National Eligibility-cum Entrance Test (Undergraduate) or NEET was announced on November 1.
Candidates who have qualified are complaining about the delay in the counselling procedures. Making matters worse, even the time table for the admission process hasn’t been published yet.
The Supreme Court had granted permission for the admission process to begin after it considered the plea related to the reservation for the All-India Quota seats. Despite this, the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) hasn’t taken any decision regarding the UG courses. Meanwhile, the counselling for the PG courses began on Wednesday, January 12.
NEET– UG first-rank holder Karthika G Nair, a Keralite settled in Mumbai, said it is high time the admission processes for the UG courses began.
Hundreds of candidates like Karthika, who plans to pursue her studies at AIIMS, Delhi, have been waiting eagerly for months.
Teachers too are worried that the academics would be affected if the admission process is delayed.
As per the state medical rank list based on the NEET (UG) result as many as 42,059 candidates have been included in the medical rank list. The Commissioner for Entrance Examinations (CEE) conducts the allotment to 85% (barring the 15% All India quota) MBBS seats in Kerala.