NEET PG seats to be increased by more than 4800 seats for the session 2020-21

    Atul Yadav Atul Yadav
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    Board of Governors of MCI(Medical Council of India ) has approved for increasing the Postgraduate medical intakes in MD and MS courses by 4800. This increase in the seats will result in a total number of intakes to be around 36,192 for MD/MS programmes in the academic year 2020-21 through NEET PG.

    A top official of MCI and a member of NITI Ayog cited that the present increase in the seats is more than the total number of seats added since the year 2014. The step is taken with an aim to double the number of intakes for PG and UG medical courses by the year 2024.

    • This increment has also aimed at increasing the tertiary health care in the country.
    • A total of 44000 PG seats(36,192 MD/MS seats and 8000 DNB/FNB seats) will be allocated for 54000 undergraduates passing out in the preceding session.MS stands for Master in General Surgery and MS stands for Masters in General Surgery.
    • Previously in 2014, there were 23000 seats in Postgraduate medical courses including all the Government and Private Medical institutes across the country.
    • The officials also stated that NITI Ayog is working closely with the Ministry of Health in promoting bigger hospitals to offer resident doctor diplomat or Fellow of National Board (DNB/FNB)courses under National Board of Examination

    Also seeNEET PG 2020 Cutoff

    To encounter the shortage of qualified doctors and manage a gap in medical education, the Niti Aayog decided to workout with the public-private partnership (PPP) model that will link private medical colleges with operational district hospital to increase medical seats. With this new scheme, every PG students will have to serve in the district hospital for a term of three months to be able to be eligible for the Degree. The sole objective of the scheme is to justify the cost of medical education.

    NEET PG 2020 Counselling

    NEET PG Counselling 

    Candidates are to be called for NEET PG counselling as per their ranks (All India Rank, All India 50 % Quota Category Rank, All India 50 % Quota Rank and State Quota Rank). Candidates have to fill the choice of courses and colleges in the counselling process. Candidates will get admission depending on their rank, filled preferences and availability of seats.

    Documents Required at the time of Counselling are:

    • NEET PG 2020 Admit Card and Rank Card
    • Class 10th mark sheet and passing certificate
    • Class12th mark sheet and passing certificate
    • Graduation certificate
    • Category Certificate (if applicable)
    • Transfer Certificate
    • Counselling call letter
    • Recent passport size photographs

    The counselling process will be controlled by MCC (Medical Counselling Committee) and DGHS (Directorate General of Health Services) in the online mode. Counselling will be conducted for giving admission to 50% All India Quota Seats. The State Government will take care of the seat allotment for the rest 50% of seats.

    NEET PG 2020 Dates

    NEET PG Counselling Highlights

    Seat Allotment Process March 12 – 22, 2020
    Mode of CounsellingOnline
    Conducting AuthorityMCC on behalf of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS)

     MCC has brought some changes in the counselling process of NEET PG. The candidates will be required to register again if they are participating in the second round of counselling. Last year, registration for the second round of counselling was not required. 

    NEET PG 2020 Eligibility

    NEET PG Eligibility

    The admission to postgraduate medical courses is subjected to the following eligibility

    • Only Indian citizens can apply for the examination.
    • Candidates having an MBBS degree or a Provisional MBBS Pass Certificate recognized by Medical Council of India (MCI).
    • A minimum of one year of internship is required. In case anyone has not completed a year of internship, they should ensure that his internship will be complete on or before March 31, 2020.

    The step taken to increase the number of seats for PG medical courses will increase the overall standard in healthcare in India and also bring the justification to the cost of pursuing higher studies in medicine and surgery.



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