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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Last minute change in MBBS admission rules shocks students

DTE makes NEET scores criteria for admission instead of GCET; last round of admissions ends tomorrow

PANJIM: A group of students hoping to gain admission to the MBBS and BDS courses at Goa Medical College (GMC) and Goa Dental College (GDC), and their parents, met Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar late Wednesday night after Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) changed the procedure for the last round of admissions.

According to parents of students, DTE first announced that the admission procedure for the seats that have reverted to Goa from the All India quota would be filled as per the sequence done in the earlier rounds, that is taking into consideration the GCET scores obtained by candidates. On Wednesday evening, DTE uploaded another notice on its website asking eligible candidates for MBBS and BDS courses to apply along with their NEET scores. Shocked students rushed with their parents to the Chief Minister, who is also the Education Minister.
Parents and students claimed that many students who are on the GCET waiting list had not answered NEET as the State had assured that all State quota seats, including those transferred from the all India quota, would be filled based on GCET scores.
A parent told Herald that the change came after four students went to court seeking that NEET be made the criteria for admission in the last round. The case was withdrawn after an assurance was given by the government that NEET would be made the critieria for admission, the parent said.
Parents said that this last minute change is an injustice to students on the GCET waiting list and has created anxiety and fear among them as ‘they may be denied their rightful opportunity to fill the vacant seats’ as NEET has been made the criteria for admission in the last round.
Students and parents have requested that justice be done to those on the GCET waiting list of MBBS and BDS courses in the last round of admissions that will be completed on Friday.

Herald Goa News

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