prabhat khabar epaper 22/08/2016

The Maharashtra government has decided to include eight deemed universities in the state in its centralized admission process, much to the relief of medical aspirants and parents.

The deemed institutes include the D Y Patil group, the Bharati Vidyapeeth in Pune associated with former Congress minister Patangrao Kadam, the Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, the MGM institute and the Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences among others.

The order came a day after the state’s common entrance test (CET) Cell, uploaded a circular on the Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) website, had excluded deemed universities from the centralized process. A GR released on Sunday , however, included these sought-after institutes too under the state’s centralised process.

Though the decision is a big relief for students as they will not be forced to run from one institute to other due to clashes, it we may not go down well with the institutes, which had already begun their process after the NEET results were out on August 16.“We have decided to include them under the centralized ad mission process under NEET.This will give students better opportunities and recognize merit.It will streamline the admission process,“ said medical education minister Girish Mahajan.

This means that 85% seats will be filled on the basis of merit and 15% will be open to the NRI aspirants and management quota applicants, he said. Students can begin applying online to these colleges from Monday , Mahajan said. “There was no point in appearing for a centralized NEET, if deemed universities were to conduct their own individual process. Each of the institutes were seeking Rs 5,000 as processing fees. In addition to this, students would be forced to run from one institute to another across the state,“ said a parent.

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