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Friday, May 20, 2016

GCET OK for MBBS, BDS seats this year

Panaji: The central government's decision to come out with an ordinance that will allow state government-run institutions to carry out admissions to medicine and dentistry seats through their usual procedure and not through the National Entrance and Eligibility Test (NEET) for 2016-17, is unlikely to disturb the admission processes in Goa
The directorate of technical education (DTE) has already held and declared the results of the Goa Common Entrance Test (GCET) and has begun accepting application forms for admissions to professional degree courses in Goa from May 19. The process of accepting admission forms from eligible students will carry on till May 27. Ninety-seven per cent of students registered for GCET answered the test, including biology, which is essential for admissions to medicine and dentistry seats.
After the process of accepting forms ends on May 27, the DTE will prepare its physics-chemistry-math (PCM) and physics-chemistry-biology (PCB) merit lists, respectively, as usual. Ordinance or no ordinance, as GCET is also held for admissions to Ayurveda, homeopathy, nursing and allied health degree seats, the DTE will draw the PCB merit list regardless.
The DTE does not draw merit lists course-wise, for instance, one for medicine, one for dentistry, etc. Only two merit lists are drawn based on the subject combinations - one for PCB and one for PCM.
"So the PCB merit list stands for admissions to all courses where the subject combination is relevant like nursing, homeopathy, medicine, etc. If we are allowed to carry out medicine and dentistry admissions through GCET, the first 128 state quota seats at Goa Medical College can be claimed by those appearing in the first 128 positions on this PCB merit list. Similarly, the following 36 students can claim the state quota seats at Goa Dental College. If the admission at GMC and GDC takes place through NEET, the merit list remains the same, only it will then be applicable to only aspirants for ayurveda, homeopathy, nursing and such courses in Goa," said an official source.
Besides, Goa offers medicine and dentistry programmes only through state-run institutions and so the reported central government ordinance will allow all MBBS and BDS seats to be filled through GCET for 2016-17.

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