Gujarat University still indecisive over NEET-PG


The Gujarat University (GU) is yet to formulate a policy regarding the admissions to 450-odd PG medical seats in the state.
The National Eligibility Entrance Test- Post Graduate (NEET-PG) exam was held in December 2012. The result however was not declared as the NEET exam was challenged in theSupreme Court (SC). On Monday, the apex court ruled that the NEET result should be declared.

The students were happy as finally there was some action four months after they appeared for the exam. The students, all medicos, were in favor of the exam and had even protested GU's move to take a state exam for PG courses.

It is now revealed that even after the SC ruling, GU is yet to decide upon the framework of admissions in the PG courses. The university has not yet decided whether the marks of MBBS will be given any weightage for admissions to PG courses.

"We are likely to wait for the NEET result. If Gujarat students have fared badly in the national test, there is a likelihood that the MBBS marks scored will be included in preparing the merit list to ensure that injustice is not done to the state students", said a senior GU official.

There are 450 PG seats in Gujarat out of which 250 are in BJ Medical College while 200 seats are in NHL Municipal Medical College. Since the former is a government medical college, 50 per cent seats will be reserved for students in the national quota.

The NHL Municipal Medical College is a self financed college where 30 seats are reserved in the NRI quota while 85 seats each are for the reserved and general categories.

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