NEET 2017: UG, PG programmes to have common counselling at State level
Admissions to undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) medical programmes at state level will now take place through a common counselling process for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2017, the Ministry for Health and Family Welfare announced on Saturday, March 11. It was also clarified by the Ministry that the Directorate General of Health Services and the Medical Counselling Committees would continue to organize counselling for the All India Quota seats at UG and PG levels.
According to the Ministry’s press release, necessary amendments have been made to the Medical Council of India (MCI) regulations as per which an authority shall now be appointed at state level to oversee the counselling process for all medical institutions in the state, regardless of how that institution had been established. “As per the amendments made in the relevant regulations of MCI, the designated authority at the State/UT level shall conduct common counselling for all medical education institutions in the State whether established by the Central Government, State Government, University, Deemed University, Trust, Society, Company, Minority Institutions or Corporation”, the press release reads.
The reason for introducing common counselling at state level as given by the Ministry is to make the admission process more transparent and to prevent private colleges from charging capitation fees. Also, this will ensure that students will no longer need to approach multiple agencies for the purpose of securing admissions to medical colleges in the same state.
The initiative to conduct common counselling for medical college admissions had already been taken by the Ministry last year. After the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had conducted NEET (UG) 2016, the Ministry issued an advisory on August 9, 2016, telling all states it was preferable to conduct combined counselling for MBBS admissions for the 2016-17 academic session.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) had followed up on this in September when it directed all Deemed universities to become a part of common counselling for admissions in common courses organized by the concerned Government or its agencies on the basis of NEET marks. Read the full story.
The Ministry went on to release the same advisory for PG courses on December 5, but in the context of 2017-18 admissions.
Legally in force
The reason due to which the Ministry could only issue advisories was because the counselling process had not been covered under any regulations until date. However, with the recent amendments made to the Graduate Medical Education Regulations, 1997, and the Post Graduate Medical Education Regulation, 2000, common counselling for NEET UG and NEET PG have now been legally enabled.
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did the neet registration date ara announced?? also for Kcet??
No the registration dates of neet 2021 have not been released yet. However it is expected that the registration process would start in past week of January. Students are advised to keep an eye on the official website. Same is the case with kcet 2021 registration dates and it is also expected to start in last week of January.
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Based on last year cutoff..... according to your rank in NEET MDS 2021 and category you can check the college in which you have possibility of getting a seat in the NEET MDS college predictor link given below
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Can I get NEET MDS cutoff for General category of private colleges in Maharashtra!
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sir I am a student of class 12th (PCB). I am interested in optometry. I want to know the procedure to be an optometrist after 12th. Im giving boards this year and I need to know what to do after 12th to be an eye doctor without NEET.
I am extremely sorry to tell you dear but if you want to become an eye doctor i. e ophthalmologist, then you cannot become it without qualifying Neet examination.
This is because,
To become an ophthalmologist need to do MD or Ms ophthalmology and for that you need to first be an MBBS graduate and admission in MBBS is through Neet examination . Thus,there is no way without qualifying Neet.
Here's a brief of how you can become an ophthalmologist :-
* For becoming a ophthalmologist , you need to become a doctor first and for that you need to do MBBS
*Admission in Mbbs is through NEET examination, So, along with your 10+2 keep preparing for Neet examination
* Pass your 12th with at least 50 % in aggregate of PCB ( in theory +practical) in 12th examination if you belong to general category , or at least 45% in aggregate of PCB if belongs to ph category or at least 40% in aggregate of PCB if belongs to Obc/ Sc /st to be eligible for neet.
*Appear for Neet examination and qualify it
*Then attend counselling and then on the basis of marks or Rank obtained by you in NEET examination you will get a seat for MBBS in a medical college .
* After the completion of MBBS, you need to appear for PG entrance examination, currently, some of the PG entrance examinations include:-
-) Neet PG ,
-) AIIMS PG
You can know about different PG entrance examination for MS at
* if you clear PG entrance examination then to become an ophthalmologist, on the basis of ranke obtained by you in the examination you can get a seat in MD/MS ophthalmology.
* Pursue your MD/MS ophthalmology. After the completion of which you can practice as an opthalmologist.
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Hello student ,
As per the latest update, interacting in the webinar, Education Minister said that "The students will only have to study the revised syllabus for their CBSE board exams and for NEET 2021 questions, will be asked from the reduced syllabi. Further the authorities will release the new syllabus of NEET 2021 pdf soon, along with the application form and information brochure.
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