Admission in private medical colleges through NEET
Manashjyoti, 28 Feb 2019, #NEET
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Admission in private medical colleges through NEET - Many candidates who qualify NEET 2019 will end up taking admission in private colleges. So, it is important that medical and dental aspirants know the process of admission in private colleges through NEET. The counselling for private colleges is conducted by the respective authorities, and not MCC/DGHS. For example, if a private medical or dental college is located in Chennai, the State Authority of Tamil Nadu will be responsible for the counselling process. Also note that all seats in private colleges are generally filled on the basis of NEET All India Rank (AIR). Further, all seats in private colleges are open to all candidates, irrespective of the category they belong to.

Admission in private medical colleges through NEET - Key Highlights

  • Respective State Authorities will conduct the counselling for admission to private colleges. 

  • MCC/DGHS has no role in the counselling process

  • Admission is open to NEET 2019 qualified candidates only, with the allotment to be made on the basis of NEET 2019 AIR. 

  • Apart from counselling for private colleges, the state authority will also conduct counselling for state quota seats in government colleges.

  • Reservation criteria applies to state quota seats only, while for private colleges there is no reservation based on a candidate’s category.

  • Domicile: Applicant with state domicile only can apply for admission to state quota seats. However, for private colleges, any candidate who is an Indian and has qualified in NEET 2019 can apply.    

Counselling Authority for Private Colleges

Type of institute

Counselling Authority

Government Colleges

Respective State Authorities will conduct counselling for filling 85% State Quota seats (all seats in the state of Jammu and Kashmir).


Counselling for remaining 15% seats will be conducted by MCC/DGHS.

Private Colleges 

The concerned State Authority will conduct counselling for all seats available in private institutes in that state.


For example, Directorate of Medical Education (DME), Tamil Nadu will conduct counselling for all private colleges in the state.

How to apply for admission in private colleges

NEET-qualified candidates need to apply through the respective state authorities for admission. Applications are generally available in online mode. The typical application process through state authorities is explained below:

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  • Registration - Online registration is the common form of registration, where the candidate has to enter details like name, phone number and email id 

  • Filling of application form - This step includes filling of personal, academic and contact information. Scanned copies of relevant documents, including photograph, signature, and caste certificates should also be uploaded.

  • Payment of application fee - the fee will vary from one state authority to another. Also, payment is generally accepted online, but draft payment may be also accepted in some cases.

  • Submission of application form - The completed application form must be submitted before the last date. 

Publication of State Merit List

Based on applications received by it, the state authority will release a state merit list, which will be the basis of admission. The merit list will be prepared using NEET 2019 scores.

Generally, candidates who are ranked higher are assigned/ select government medical and dental colleges, as fees tend to be lower. That being said some may also take admission in private colleges instead of a government college, because the private college is highly rated. For example, CMC Vellore is one of the premier medical colleges in the country, and therefore it would be not a surprise if a candidate prefers it over a government college.

Reporting at the assigned college

Once a college has been allotted to a candidate, s/he needs to report at the college within the given deadline to complete admission formalities. Or else the seat will be cancelled. At the time of reporting the candidate should bring with them all necessary documents, including NEET 2019 score cardNEET 2019 admit card, and other prescribed documents.

Admission in private medical colleges through NEET - Application form start date

Since the admission-cum-counselling will be conducted by respective state authorities, they may have their own schedule. Here we listed a state-wise tentative schedule for start of application form:

State-wise Application Schedule

State Authority

Application Start Date 

Assam MBBS Admission 2019

Third week of June 2019

Bihar MBBS Admission 2019

Third week of June 2019

Chhattisgarh MBBS Admission 2019

Third week of June 2019

Goa MBBS Admission 2019

May 17, 2019 (Announced)

HP MBBS Admission 2019

Second week of June 2019

Haryana MBBS Counselling 2019

Second week of June 2019

J & K MBBS Admission 2019

Last week of May 2019

Karnataka MBBS Admission 2019

Third week of July 2019

Kerala MBBS Admission 2019

February 3, 2019

Maharashtra MBBS Admission 2019

First week of June 2019

MP NEET MBBS Counselling 2019

Last week of June 2019

Odisha MBBS Admission 2019

Second week of June 2019

Punjab MBBS Admission 2019

Second week of June, 2019

Rajasthan MBBS Admission 2019

Second round of June 2019

Meghalaya MBBS Admission 2019

Third week of June 2019

Tripura MBBS Admission 2019

Third week of June 2019

Telangana MBBS Admission 2019

Third week of June 2019

Tamil Nadu MBBS Admission 2019

Second week of June 2019

Jharkhand MBBS Admission 2019

Last week of June 2019

Uttarakhand MBBS Admission 2019

Fourth week of June, 2019

UP MBBS Admission 2019

Second week of June 2019

West Bengal MBBS Admission 2019

3rd week of June, 2019

Gujarat MBBS Admission 2019

Second week of June 2019

Chandigarh MBBS Admission 2019

First week of June, 2019

Manipur MBBS Admission 2019

First week of June, 2019

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