ESI quota MBBS, BDS seats: Apply for 'Ward of Insured Person' certificate

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Children of Employees State Insurance holders seeking admission against the ESI quota of medical/dental seats may submit online applications for the ‘Ward of Insured Person Certificate 2022–23’ from July 5 to 26.

The printed copy of the application should be given at the respective branches of the Employees' State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) before July 27.

Candidates with the 'Ward of Insured Person' certificate can apply for 437 MBBS seats at the national level if they are otherwise eligible. These seats include 38 reserved for the IP quota at Government Medical College, Parippally, in Kollam district of Kerala.

Besides, there are reserved seats for this category in various medical colleges in Faridabad (43 seats), Kolkata (65), Chennai (25), Bengaluru (56), Gulbarga (56), Hyderabad (43), Alwar (20), Patna (35), Coimbatore (20) and Himachal Pradesh (36).

Those who get admission in this quota can study four-and-half years of MBBS course for a tuition fee of Rs 1,08,000. The annual tuition fee for these candidates would be Rs 24,000. Besides, additional fees of Rs 5,000 too have to be paid.

There are 28 BDS seats at Gulbarga in Karnataka.

How to apply
Log into the website for applying for the ESI certificate.


The filled in application form should be printed and signed by the applicant and the parent. This, along with stipulated documents, should be submitted at the ESI branch offices to get the ‘Ward of IP Certificate’. (IP stands for Insured Persons.)

The details about the documents to be submitted are on the website. Meanwhile, the system-generated acknowledgement slip would be sealed at the branch office and handed over to the applicant.

The candidates have to get the ‘original certificate’ signed by the ESI’s regional/ sub–regional officer, from the branch.

Women candidates should be unmarried and should be dependents on father or mother who are insured. The student and the parent should submit separate affidavits, confirming the same (refer clauses 4 and 5).
Terms of admission for IP quota

The admission would be based on the reservation guidelines of the central government. The applicants should have qualified National Entrance-cum-Eligibility Test (Under-Graduate), i.e., NEET-UG.
The Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) conducts the selection and allotment. The admission to these seats would be conducted through the MCC’s national-level counselling process. Website:

Candidates should register for IP quota on the MCC website. The IP quota seats would come up, on a rotation basis, in the MCC allotments. Keep visiting both the websites for latest updates and news.

The national-level selection and allotment are done by considering all the IP quota seats as same pools.

The application procedure for admission to IP quota seats in some government-owned medical colleges too is the same.  

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