NEET-II schedule puts pvt med colleges in a fix
With the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-II (NEET-II) results and admission schedule out, the Telangana private medical colleges’ association (TPMCA) finds itself in a fix. It now has to decide whether to follow the NEET-II admission calender or wait for an uncertain Eamcet-III calender. The Eamcet-III exam date has been fixed for September 11, but other details are yet to be announced.
The Telangana junior doctors’ association (TJUDA) wants the TPMCA to wait till the Eamcet-III results are out, but the association feels it must go ahead with the counselling process as per NEET-II calender to fill management seats (around 700 seats).The admission process for first round of private management quota seats is scheduled to be held from September 3-5. “We want to go ahead with this calender,“ said C Laxmi Narsimha Rao, convenor TPMCA. “The admission process for Eamcet-III will drag on for more than a month, which will upset the academic schedule of the entire first year MBBS batch,“ added Narsimha Rao.
However, TJUDA state president Dr G Srinivas said if management quota MBBS students are allowed to join private medical colleges earlier than convenor quota medicos joining through Eamcet-III, the latter will suffer.
“It is better if admission process for both are conducted simulta neously , but even if private col leges take up admission process to fill management quota seats first, the Kaloji Narayana Rao University of Health Sciences (KNRUHS) must start academic session for 2016-17 first year MBBS batch at the same time,“ he said. When contacted, KNRUHS vice-chancellor Dr B Karunakar Reddy said the varsity has no objection if TPMCA goes ahead with admissions for management seats. “Our concern is convenor quota, but since admission process for Eamcet-III will get prolonged, we are planning to approach the Supreme Court for extra time to complete first year MBBS admissions,“ he said.
eenadu news paper 19-08-2016: http://epaper.eenadu.net