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With more than 1,000 seats remaining vacant in the undergraduate nursing courses, the Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) has sought permission from the state government to admit students based on their Class XII marks.
While it had been made mandatory to admit students on the basis of the common entrance test (CET), the DMER has sought an exemption from the rule as more than 33 per cent of the 3,000 seats remained vacant.
“Many aspirants seemed to have missed the CET and could apply through their Class XII marks,” said Pravin Shinghare, Director, DMER.
He said that while all other health sciences courses were full, around 1,000 seats each had remained vacant in BSc Nursing and BSc Homeopathy. The last date for admission to all heath sciences courses has been extended till November 30.