MBBS mop-up allotment: Court decision to be crucial

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Thiruvananthapuram: A court's decision would be crucial over the complaint that candidates, with low ranks, are being given admission to the around 1,250 MBBS and BDS seats in the state through mop-up allotment. The officials have said that a decision in this matter can now be taken only on the basis of a court verdict.

Around 350 MBBS seats and 900 BDS seats in the government, self-financing medical and dental colleges are being filled through the mop-up allotment.

Last year, even the candidates with high ranks were given admission based on their NEET ranks in the third round. Following the same model, the government had tried to give admission on the basis of the ranks this year too.

But as per the guidelines of the National Medical Commission, there are only two rounds of allotment. Those who secured admission in these rounds would not be considered for the subsequent mop-up allotment. The Supreme Court has also concurred with this.

A student had approached the High Court against the decision to conduct the admission this year as before and secured a verdict that the Medical Commission's guidelines have to be followed.

As per this, the candidates who have secured medical admission in the all-India quota outside Kerala and those who have obtained admission in the self-financing colleges here cannot be considered for the mop-up allotment. Thus, the 7,412 students who already got admission are not eligible for the mop-up allotment. They have been excluded from the mop-up allotment after giving options to better colleges.

Only if these students approach the court against this and obtain a favourable verdict can the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations consider them for mop-up allotment.

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