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Medical, dental aspirants in Maharashtra seek clarity from state bodies over admission process – education

Undergraduate medical and dental applicants along with their parents have approached the Common Entrance Test (CET) state cell and the Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) seeking clarity on the medical admission process for the year. academic 2020-21.

In separate emails sent to both agencies on Monday, students and parents have demanded that the admission calendar along with a brochure and seating matrix for the upcoming academic year be shared as soon as possible.

“The center’s Medical Advisory Committee (MCC) recently clarified that the admissions process for UG medical and dental seats must begin in all states on November 6 and if the state is to follow this, students should know the basic details, including the schedule, ”said Sudha Shenoy, mother and activist. He added that with no admissions information released for two weeks since the announcement of the results of the National Entrance and Eligibility Test (NEET UG), anxiety and stress levels among students are very high.

In their letter, parents and aspiring doctors have highlighted how the state admissions process needs to start before November 6, as prescribed by the center, for students to get a seat in the All India Quota (AIQ ) are not deprived of trying their luck. in state quota seats as well.

“Many students opt for admissions to an institute outside of Maharashtra in the AIQ round and then withdraw the admissions according to the provision and confirm the seat in a state institute of their choice. This year, AIQ admissions are already underway, but there is no information yet on the start of the state admissions process, ”said Archit Kumar, aspiring physician.

In September this year, the state government announced its decision to abolish the 70:30 regional quota for medical admission that reserved 70% of places for those in the region. However, this government decision was contested by a student from Vidarbha. The Nagpur court of the Bombay High Court has suspended medical admissions until 10 November.

“Admissions could start after November 10, but the pre-admission process for registration and document verification is a lengthy process, so the state should start the process for now. This will help calm the nerves of billions of medical and dental aspirants, ”added Shenoy.

At present, the state cell CET has not yet released information on the admission process. Parents also plan to reach out to Bombay HC if the state does not start admissions before November 6.

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