NEET 2016: Petition demands filling vacant MBBS and BDS seats

The Supreme Court will hear a plea on this matter on October 28

| New Delhi | Updated: October 27, 2016 5:32 pm

A petition has been filled in the Supreme Court to fill around 5,000 vacant MBBS and BDS seats across the country pertaining to the academic session 2016-17. The petition, filed by Sankalp Trust, has asked the top court to fill vacant seats in all medical and dental colleges by way of centralised counselling and on the basis of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) ranking of the candidates.

Dr Gulshan Garg, Sankalp Trust, said, “We calculated the vacant seats listed on various states websites and realised as many as 5000 seats are not filled. Our society needs doctors and we cannot afford to miss a single seat.”

As per the petition, since the situation created by the introduction of NEET and late finalisation of modalities of the counselling processes for admission to medical and dental colleges, most of the seats in various states could not be filled by September 30, 2016.

The Supreme Court will hear a plea on this matter on October 28. The case will be represented by senior lawyer Prashant Bhushan.

This year, NEET was made mandatory for admission to private and deemed institutes, just two days before the AIPMT held on May 1.

READ: Everything you need to know about NEET

From next year onwards, there will be NEET for all MBBS, BDS exams and it will have only one level. The examination will be based on the NCERT syllabus. The undergraduate exam would be conducted by CBSE while the post-graduation exam will be held by the national board of examination.

— with inputs from ANI

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    vijay Kumar
    Oct 27, 2016 at 9:50 am
    1. We humble request to look for filling the vacant seats, as it is effecting the carrier of the students due to the following lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;a. Sudden introduction of NEET exam in 2016 lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;b. Cancellation of state entrance exams / Manipal / Other Deemed universities. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;c. From day one of introduction of NEET, so many cases where in high court / supreme court / etc... lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;d. So much confusion for admission until last date of admission 7th October,2016 lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;e. Degree collages completed the admissions by the time NEET results were declared lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;f. Hardship being faced by the parents and students for loosing one year carrier , in spite of getting excellent marks in CBSE boards and slight less in NEET-2 exam , which had been tough compared to NEET-2lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt; Appreciate for filling the vacant seats by slight cut-off of the NEET qualifying marks or in combination of the marks obtained in NEET entrance and board 12th marks Exams, which gives opportunity to the students and universities to the;br/gt;lt;br/gt; By Dec,2016, clear guidelines required to be set for 2017 NEET exams