Kerala PG medical admissions: Apply online till Jan 22 for 424 state quota seats

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Online applications for admission to the post-graduate medical courses in Kerala should be submitted on the website The applications could be submitted until 5 pm on January 22. The first allotment list would be published on January 27.

The selection is for the 424 seats allotted for the state quota. These include 416 seats at the government medical colleges in Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam, Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Manjeri, Kozhikode and Kannur, and 8 seats at the Thiruvananthapuram Regional Cancer Centre.

The application fee of Rs 1,000 can be paid online. The fee is Rs 500 for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe communities which are eligible for reservation in seats.

The candidates would be admitted from the rank list that has been prepared after the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (Postgraduate) or NEET PG 2021 conducted by the National Board of Examinations.

The prospectus contains details about the number of seats at each centre based on the available streams of study. Besides, the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations (CEE) would conduct admission to all the seats, including minority and Non-Resident Indian (NRI) quota seats, in private medical colleges and other institutes based on this rank list.

The duration of the course is three years. However, those who had completed PG Diploma in the same subject before April 30, 2021 could complete the course, in the same subject, in two years.

Indians who have roots in Kerala are eligible for admission in the state. The candidates should have completed the mandatory internship after MBBS within June 30, 2021. Besides, the candidates should have scored within the category-wise cut–off in the NEET 2021. (The cut–offs are 50th percentile for general/economically backward, 45th percentile for physically disabled and 40th percentile for all other reserved categories).

The admission would be finalised only after the candidates secure the registration of the Medical Council of India (MCI).

Refer the prospectus for more details.

Annual fee
The annual fee at the government medical colleges would come around Rs 66,000. The candidates who drop out should pay a compensation of Rs 50 lakh. Meanwhile, the fee structure at the management colleges would be announced before the admission.

Various quotas
There is no age barrier for the general category candidates. However, there are specific regulations including age restrictions for the service quota seats.

There will be 5% reservation in the state quota for the differently abled candidates. Besides, Scheduled Caste candidates would get a reservation of 8% and Scheduled Tribes could avail 2% reservation.

There is 8% reservation for Ezhava, 7% for Muslim, 7% for other backward Hindus, 3% for Latin Catholics and 1% for other backward Christians. Meanwhile, economically backward candidates would get reservation up to 10%. There is 10% reservation for the service quota too.

One seat each has been reserved in the general category for former soldiers and kin of soldiers who died in war. 

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