MBBS/BDS: Here are the guidelines for second-round allocation

As per a Supreme Court court, the second round of counselling will be held from November 2 to 10 : Shutterstock/AshTproductions

The first-round allotment conducted by the Medical Counselling Commission (MCC) for MBBS, BDS and BSc Nursing courses wrapped up on 29 October. Here are the guidelines for the next rounds. As per a Supreme Court court, the second round of counselling will be held from November 2 to 10. The students could join the respective colleges until November 18.

As per the renewed schedule, the candidates who were allotted seats in the first round could secure admission at the respective colleges until 4 pm on October 29. Meanwhile, those who joined the college can give up their seats until 5 pm on Tuesday (Nov 1).

Those who do not give up the seats would be part of the second allotment. The following guidelines of that round would be applicable to them.

The college authorities, meanwhile, should generate the ‘rejection letter’ from the MCC portal. Those who informed the college authorities about their intention to give up the seat via email could generate this rejection letter from the portal. However, candidates should ensure that they are able to generate the letter. In case the rejection letter isn’t generated, the candidate would continue to remain in the second round.

Note: Those who asked for upgradation after joining a college cannot give up the seat as they are taking part in the second round.

Candidates have to submit new registrations in the second round and the mop–up round. However, there is no new registration in the stray-vacancy round. Those who didn’t get a seat despite registering in the first round need not register in the second round.

Meanwhile, those who didn’t get seats in the first and second rounds need not submit fresh registrations in the mop-up round. However, they should submit the choices as the previous choices get cancelled.

There is no upgradation from the second round to the mop-up round.

Things to note

Those who get allotment in the second, mop–up and stray vacancy rounds and then join the college cannot give up their seat. In case they do, they wouldn’t be able to attend any counselling for admission to MBBS/BDS courses in India.

Those who secure admission in the second round in the state quota too need to follow these guidelines.

(The details about students who join the courses anywhere in the country would be uploaded on the portal.)

In case a candidate gets allotment in the second round but didn’t join the college, they could submit new registration for the mop up round by losing the security amount. The students would lose the security amount if they get allotment in the second, mop– up and stray vacancy rounds but do not join the college.


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