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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.
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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.
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:
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.
|Seat Allotment Process||March 12 – 22, 2020|
|Mode of Counselling||Online|
|Conducting Authority||MCC 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.
The admission to postgraduate medical courses is subjected to the following eligibility
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.