NEET PG 2017: Increase of 4000 medical seats approved for 2017-18 admissions
Updated on Mar 3, 2017 - 6:07 p.m. IST by Somesh S Menon
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An addition of more than 4000 PG medical seats has been approved by the Government of India for admissions to various medical colleges and hospitals through the National Eligibility cum Entrance Examination (NEET) PG for the academic year 2017-18, Union Health Minister J. P. Nadda announced on Thursday, March 2. Calling it a “huge boost to medical education in the country”, Minister Nadda said that there had been a total addition of 4,193 PG seats in the country out of which 2,046 seats were in medical colleges. “With this, the total number of PG medical seats rises to 35,117”, he added.

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The increase in postgraduate medical seats has been in the pipeline ever since Finance Minister Arun Jaitley declared it as a priority issue for the Government in his Union Budget speech on February 1. “We need to ensure adequate availability of specialist doctors to strengthen Secondary and Tertiary levels of healthcare. We have therefore decided to take steps to create additional 5,000 Post Graduate seats per annum,” Mr. Jaitley had said. The Government’s focus on the expansion of PG medical seats had emerged out of concerns over consistent shortage in the number of doctors per 1000 population as per WHO norms as well as the difficulty in getting qualified faculty for medical colleges. In a press release issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on the day of the budget, it was highlighted that the Government intended to open around 100 new medical colleges in the next 4-5 years for which six to ten thousand additional faculty members would be required. Mr Jaitley in his speech had also focussed upon plans to strengthen postgraduate teaching in select ESI and Municipal Corporation Hospitals and the steps being taken to introduce Diplomate of National Board (DNB) courses in big district Hospitals while encouraging reputed private hospitals to offer the same.

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Infact, as per a gazette notification released by the Medical Council of India (MCI) on January 31, the day before the budget, the MCI had amended the “Postgraduate Medical Education Regulations, 2000” and revised the teacher student ratio to increase PG seats in clinical subjects.

 

Under the Clause 12 (1) heading ‘Number of Postgraduate Students to be admitted’, it was added that “...the teacher:student ratio shall be 1:3 for Professor and 1:2 for Associate Professor if the Associate Professor is a unit head, in all clinical subjects.” And under the Clause 12(2) heading ‘Number of Postgraduate Students to be admitted’, it was added that “...the teacher:student ratio shall be 1:3 for Professor and 1:2 for Associate Professor if the Associate Professor is a unit head, in all clinical subjects.”

 

This meant that the professor-to-student ratio for PG courses had been raised from 1:2 to 1:3 and in the case of assistant professors, the teacher-student ratio had been raised from 1:1 to 1:2. The measure was expected to yield about 5000 additional PG seats in clinical subjects in the coming years, declared the Health Ministry’s press release the next day.

 

Mr Nadda also alluded to the MCI amendment in his March 2 announcement, stating that it had resulted in the creation of 1137 medical seats in 71 colleges. It was likely that 1000 more seats would be added in March 2017 once proposals were received from all of the Government’s 212 colleges. This would include DNB seats, equivalent to MD/MS, which had risen to 2147 in the past year. Taking all of this into consideration, it was highly likely that the Government would achieve its target of adding 5000 PG medical seats soon, Mr. Nadda declared. NEET PG, introduced in 2016, will serve as the single window entrance examination for admissions to all of these seats.

 

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sir during application for neet pg application i entry wrong date of birth .i did not able noticed during corrtection window.and same date of birth showing in my admit Card and scorecard.is there any problems during counseling and is there any way to change it before counseling.kindly help me

Manish Singh 17th Feb, 2020

I am sorry but yes it will cause trouble in your admission procedure. According to neet if any mistake is found in the application form,your admission can be cancelled even if you are eligible. There is no way to correct it now. The only thing you can do is try to contact the examination committee and try to explain your point to them

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What is the cutoff for this college in neet pg for obg?

Ina 17th Feb, 2020

Hello Aditya,

Hope everything going well.

Here is information you want to know,

Category

Cutoff percentile

Cutoff scores

Unreserved (UR)

50th

366

SC/ST/OBC

40th

319

Unreserved - PH (UR-PH)

45th

342

SC/ST/OBC - PH

40th

319


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What is the difference between institutional quota seats and management quota seats in Neet pg 2020 college prediction in state counselling

Koyel Bagchi 17th Feb, 2020

Hello,

Institutional quota means there are some seat capacity in every college which is filled in the badis of entrance exam ranks like NEET.

But after all this admission there are some students who can take admission by the direct entries and those candidates have the reservation.  This type of seat called as Management quota seats.

But always Institutional seats are preferred for the students.

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hello sir, Is it compulsary that- Obc certificate should be a recent one for neet pg counselling??

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 17th Feb, 2020

OBC Caste certificate is valid for life long and the OBC--NCL is valid usually for 1 year. So if you are planning on availing OBC benefits, you need to have the recent OBC-NCL certificate. If the current one that you have will expire anytime soon before the counselling, you should get a new one done.

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I got neet pg rank 28000 what can I get at this rank in general merit....also where can I get MS ENT and MD pathology at this rank?

Manisha Gupta Expert 17th Feb, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

Based on this score the chances are less to get a seat for MD Pathology & MS ENT in All India Quota seats however you can try for Deemed Universities & state Counseling.

To know your admission possibilities in Deemed universities & State counseling, You can use NEET PG College Predictor tool given below.

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