Gujarat PG admissions to be based on MBBS marks
The authorities were unsure whether to conduct a fresh examination or go ahead with the old merit system. Officials said that one group of students wanted the admissions to be conducted through the NEET, while another group wanted a merit list of the marks scored in MBBS examination.
Meritorious students said that they fear that admission based on MBBS marks will give certain undeserving students undue advantage over them. This was because those who ranked in the MBBS examination were not even close to being rankers in the NEET. This old system will ensure that children of doctors and influential persons will get admission while deserving candidates will be left out, said one student.
Bharat Shah of BJ Medical College said that the government does not have enough time now to conduct an entrance test for admission. "We are left with no other option but to admit students only on the basis of merit marks in MBBS courses," he said.