MBBS, BDS Admission in Punjab: GMC Mohali not offering EWS quota seats
Faridkot: Punjab-based Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS) has not reserved any seats at the Government Medical College at Mohali for the students belonging to economically weaker section (EWS).Even though the University has reserved 50 out of total 600 MBBS seats in three government medical colleges at Amritsar, Patiala and Fairdkot, GMC Mohali remains an exception.The...
Faridkot: Punjab-based Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS) has not reserved any seats at the Government Medical College at Mohali for the students belonging to economically weaker section (EWS).
Even though the University has reserved 50 out of total 600 MBBS seats in three government medical colleges at Amritsar, Patiala and Fairdkot, GMC Mohali remains an exception.
The reason that the University took such a decision is the fact that the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) and the National Medical Commission (NMC) has not inspected the college yet. Therefore, the EWS quota rule has not been made applicable for this institute.
Meanwhile, the a five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court has reserved its verdict on a batch of pleas that challenged the constitutional validity of the EWS quota reservation.
As per the latest media report by Tribune India, BFUHS has confirmed that the State has altogether 1,500 MBBS courses in 10 medical colleges including four government medical institutes. In case of the GMCs at Mohali, Amritsar, Patiala and Faridkot the intake capacity of MBBS students is 100, 250, 225 and 125 MBBS seats respectively. Apart from this, the two private minority institutes- CMC Ludhiana and SGRD Amritsar offer 100 and 150 seats respectively. Besides, the other four private medical colleges in Punjab have a total intake capacity of 550 MBBS seats. Among these, 275 seats are government quota seats.
Among the total 1500 MBBS seats, 179 seats are reserved for the NRI quota candidates, 75 seats are for Sikh minority quota and 64 seats for Christian minority quota seats.
In case of the three GMCs in Amritsar, Patiala and Faridkot, they offer total 10 per cent of their seats (60) to the NRI candidates. However, Mohali Medical College is offering 15 per cent seats following the pattern of the private medical colleges. In case of the NRI quota seats, the full course fee is US $ 1.10 lakh, which is huge when compared to the candidates studying in the Government medical colleges who pay Rs 8.62 lakh.
The University has also invited applications for admissions into UG dental courses as well. The State has altogether 1,350 BDS seats across 15 dental colleges in Punjab including two government dental colleges at Patiala and Amritsar offering 100 BDS seats each.
Among the 1,350 BDS seats, the State reserves 194 seats for the NRI quota. Besides, among the 1,210 BDS seats in 12 private dental colleges in Punjab, 605 seats belong to government quota and 424 seats are management quota seats. Apart from this, Ludhiana based Christian Dental College offers 40 seats under minority and all-India open quota.
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