Central system in offing for PG medical admission

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The Gujarat government has decided to introduce a centralised admission policy (CAP) for admission to post-graduate medical courses but it yet to chalk out its final plan.

The government stated this, on Thursday, before justice Paresh Upadhyay of the Gujarat high court (HC) during the hearing of a petition filed by MS University’s PG course aspirant Khushbu Prajapati. 

The government has to convey to HC its final decision about CAP to abolish dissimilarities in the pattern of admission in medical colleges of different universities of the state.  “The state stated in the affidavit that they principally agreed about CAP but they need time to formulate it and how to implement it. They also sought time for that,” said Sudhir Nanavati, senior counsel, who appeared on behalf of Prajapati. 

“However, the high court asked the government to take decision expediously and inform the court about the final decision on Monday,” the counsel added.

The issue of admission in PG medical courses has been trapped in a legal battle as many students had filed petitions before HC. 

A couple of students, who studied MBBS in the medical colleges affiliated to Bhavnagar University in Bhavnagar and MS University in Vadodara, had sought admission based on marks obtained by them in MBBS. 

However, a group of MBBS students of MS University had opposed the petitions and demanded admission based on NEET score. 

The government is going to place all medical colleges of different universities in the state under a single umbrella and admit students through the centralised admission committee system on the basis of NEET score.

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