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MCI revise MBBS admission counselling dates

The Medical Council of India inform it would have to revise the counselling schedule for admission to AIPMT quota MBBS and BDS seats and will be in a position to revisit the calendar only after the CBSE finalizes test dates.

The MCI had previously asked all state government medical colleges, which reserve 15 per cent seats for the central AIMPT quota, to conclude the first round of counselling by June 26 and allocate seats.“

The Supreme Court’s order for a retest is the law of the land. The schedules issued earlier were based on the premise that the AIPMT results would be declared in time and the counselling could be held by June 26. We need not inform the states. It is natural that everything will have to wait till the next AIPMT test date comes out. We will have to reschedule the counselling once results are out,”

MCI President Jayshree Mehta said.The government medical colleges in all states have AIPMT central quota of 15 per cent except Andhra and Jammu and Kashmir.

Besides, 10 states and UTs also fill their medical and dental seats on the basis of AIPMT results.These are Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Odisha, Rajasthan and Chandigarh.The following institutions from this year consented to use AIPMT merit list for admission to MBBS/BDS seats under their control — University of Delhi Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (UP) and Hamdard University, New Delhi.

Although the Centre has refused to renew Harmdard Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi’s request to admit MBBS students this session, the rest of the institutes would have to wait for the new MCI schedules to fill seats.State governments, meanwhile, are unsure of whether the MCI is asking for a blanket ban on counselling or it is only asking them to wait to fill the central quota seats.