Spouses and children of terror attack victims will now get reservation in MBBS and BDS admissions. The move will be applicable for the 2020-21 academic year. The reserved seats will be from the central pool of seats for medical admissions. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has reportedly written a letter to chief secretaries of all states and UTs along with the guidelines in this regard, the All India Radio News has reported.
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Children of such people who are exposed to substantive risks due to their assignment mainly related to combating acts of terrorism, children of people who have come in the ‘hit list’ of terrorist organisations, and children of such families who have migrated from Kashmir due to the current situation and have lost their means of livelihood including their business or use of their properties are also eligible for the central pool of MBBS and BDS seats, as reported by PTI.
Among the beneficiaries of the central pool of MBBS and BDS seats include states and UTs which are deficient in medical education, children of families where a parent or a direct family member who has been killed in an act of terrorism or has been innocent victim of cross firing or firing by armed forces in combating terrorism in UTs of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
The selections will be based on the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) or other qualifying exam prescribed by the Medical Council of India. The NEET exam was held on September 13 in which over 15.9 lakh students had registered to participate. Those who clear NEET are eligible to take admission MBBS or BDS courses in India as well as abroad.
Centre has directed all states &UTs to allocate #MBBS & BDS seats from central pool for spouses and children of victims of terrorist attacks for the academic year 2020-21.
— All India Radio News (@airnewsalerts) September 22, 2020
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Eligible students can send scanned copies of the application along with all documents to: firstname.lastname@example.org or speedpost or registered post to Rajeev Kumar, Under Secretary (CT-II), Room No 81, North Block, New Delhi – 110001.
— With inputs from PTI
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