The Chhattisgarh government announced Wednesday that it will guarantee the admission of students from remote areas, who have qualified NEET, but have not signed up for counseling due to network problems, at private medical institutions.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel issued instructions on Wednesday to ensure the admission of those students to paid seats at the state’s private universities, with the government bearing all expenses.
Chief Minister Baghel said the future of children should not be compromised.
According to an official statement, the chief minister’s address came after he learned that there were 27 students from the remote Dantewada district, who qualified as NEET but were unable to register for the first round of counseling due to problems with the network.
“At first, the district administration helped them with their registration before the second national counseling, but these students could not be selected. After the first counseling, two students, Kumari Padma Made and Piyusha Bek, were eligible for admission to MBBS. Following the prime minister’s instructions, the Dantewada collector is taking steps to ensure the admission of these students to private universities, ”the statement said.
Baghel said that if any other students qualify for admission after the deadline, they will also be granted admission to private universities and the state government will bear the costs.