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Thursday, September 8, 2016

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Vacancies for AIQ Round 2, 2016 - Analysis

Medical Counseling Committee (MCC) released the vacancies for All India Quota (AIQ) seats in Round 2 counseling for the year 2016. We took some time to analyze the data and present you with some interesting findings.

Number of vacancies for AIQ Round 2, 2016

1886 seats are vacant as of 08 Sep 2016 following the completion of round 1 counseling. It is noted that 1382 candidates did not report to the allotted college from their list of choices; 502 candidates resigned and 2 seats were vacant due to cancellation of the allotment.

It is very disappointing and frustrating to note that 1382 candidates did not even join the college allotted to them. How mindless these candidates are? If they are so sure that they are not even going to report to the college, why do they provide such a college in their choice? Are these students arrogant and exhibiting their power to the world? Is it merely for the pleasure to see their name in an useless list? I do not know.

I could accept a few candidates not joining, but not 1382 candidates. They merely obstructed the allotment of these seats to candidates ranked below them and denied these candidates peace of mind for the past two weeks. How many of those candidates would be running around applying to private colleges? How many of them would have already paid lakhs and lakhs of rupees to secure a seat in a blood-sucking private medical college or deemed university?

The argument could be that these candidates took the seats while they were waiting for allotment from state quota. Yes, possible. But, most of these candidates know for sure they will get a seat in their state. So, they could have avoided participating in the AIQ counseling. Or, at least, they could have chosen only colleges that they intend to join.

With only two rounds of online counseling this year, this is really a wasted opportunity for many candidates to secure a seat. This pattern is again going to repeat in round 2 counseling, which will put a lot of stress on deserving meritorious candidates. The trend of surrendering seats back to states is going to continue. It is difficult to understand the inefficiency and ineffectiveness of the counseling process conducted by MCC.

Number of vacancies for AIQ Round 2, comparison of 2013-2016

The table below shows you the number of vacancies available for AIQ round 2, data given year wise from 2013 to 2016.

Number of vacancies for AIQ Round 2, comparison of 2013-2016

As you could see, the number of vacant seats this year is almost double compared to last year. Unless MCC reviews its counseling process and improves it, they are only going downhill. May be they have to learn few tricks from JoSAA, the seat allocation authority for IITs, IIITs, NITs and CFTIs. While JoSAA managed 6 rounds of counseling in less than 30 days, MCC is struggling to conduct two rounds of counseling in 30 days.

Vacancies for AIQ Round 2, 2016 - Category wise breakdown

1724 seats are available for MBBS course and 162 seats are available for BDS course. Here is a category wise breakdown of the 1886 seats.

Vacancies for AIQ Round 2, 2016 - Category wise breakdown

Vacancies for AIQ Round 2, 2016 - State wise breakdown

The following are the top 5 states in terms of number of vacant seats available for round 2 counseling. Maharashtra tops the list with 239 vacant seats, followed by West Bengal (or should I say Bengal/ Bangla) with 215 seats. These five states contribute to about half of the total vacant seats.

Vacancies for AIQ Round 2, 2016 - State wise breakdown

Let us also look at the bottom five states with least number of vacant seats available. Most of these states/ union territories have only one medical college. So, we could understand why they are right at the bottom of the vacant seats matrix.

Vacancies for AIQ Round 2, 2016 - State wise breakdown

Conclusion

We kindly request candidates participating in round 2 counseling to be wiser. Please do not block seats if you have no intention to join a particular college. If you are not interested to move down to South India, please do not choose any college from South India. Similarly, if someone prefers a private college rather than going to North India, then please do not include North Indian colleges in your choice. Be considerate. Those who are waiting below are your friends, brothers and sisters. Your wise decision could make or break their life and career. In some states, its not going to be easy to secure a seat after MCC surrenders the seats to the states. So, think twice before you fill your choices.

Note: All the data above are collected from MCC web site. We have taken utmost care to ensure the correctness of the data analysis. Please use this analysis for your preliminary guidance. Do your own checks before taking any decision or coming to a conclusion. We are not responsible for any inadvertent mistakes or errors in the above analysis. Moreoever, MCC may update/ revise the data, which may not be reflected here. Check MCC website for the latest information.
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Sunday, August 28, 2016

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NEET AIQ Counseling Round 1 Results Analysis 2016


Medical Counseling Committee (MCC) released NEET All India Quota (AIQ) counseling round 1 results today. Two rounds of online counseling are planned for allocation of MBBS/ BDS seats under 15% AIQ. Shortlisted candidates filled their preferred choices for first round of counseling from 22 Aug to 26 Aug 2016. Following this, MCC announced the results of round 1 today.

Cutoff ranks in NEET AIQ Counseling Round 1

The following is the cutoff ranks for MBBS seats in NEET AIQ counseling round 1:
CategoryCut-off Rank
UR4733
OBC4781
SC30020
ST53031

The following is the cutoff ranks for BDS seats in NEET AIQ counseling round 1:
CategoryCut-off Rank
UR7579
OBC7589
SC38204
ST67190

Highlights of NEET AIQ Counseling Round 1 Results

  • The cut-off rank for MBBS seats in UR category fell by 459 places compared to AIQ Round 1 counseling last year. In 2015, MBBS seats in UR category closed at AIR 4274.
  • The top nine rank holders in NEET did not participate in AIQ counseling.
  • Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC), Delhi continues to be the most preferred college by NEET candidates. 19 of the top 21 candidates (who participated in the counseling) chose MAMC Delhi. The unreserved category seats for MAMC closed at AIR 40.
  • Only two candidates, though had a choice, did not choose MAMC as their preferred college. Candidate with AIR 26 chose Government Medical College, Kozhikode while candidate with AIR 33 chose Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh
  • Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal and Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal were the least preferred colleges with UR cut-off rank of AIR 4733 and AIR 4723 respectively.
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Friday, August 26, 2016

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Private Medical Colleges Inviting MBBS Applications

With the introduction of NEET this year, there was huge confusion over admission to private medical colleges and deemed universities. Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, India suggested the states to go in for a centralized counselling for all seats in private medical colleges and deemed universities. Some states agreed to the suggestion, while some did not.

So, the students were in a difficult situation to monitor the huge inflow of applications from various medical colleges and keep track of them. This article is an attempt to list private medical colleges inviting MBBS/ BDS applications for 2016-17 and provide some relevant information. Please bookmark this page and visit regularly as it gets updated.

Private Medical Colleges Inviting MBBS Applications

Private Medical Colleges Inviting MBBS Applications

Medical Colleges in Andhra Pradesh

GITAM Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Location: Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
Total intake for MBBS: 150 seats
Annual Fees: 17.16 lacs
Application link: http://gimsr.gitam.edu/Admissions.aspx
Last date to apply: 31 Aug 2016
Merit list: 6 Sep 2016
Counseling for admission: 12 Sep 2016 at Visakhapatnam campus
Commencement of class: 14 Sep 2016
Phone: 0891-2866 555, 2730 177
E-mail id: director_admissions@gitam.edu

Medical Colleges in Kerala

Sree Gokulam Medical College & Research Foundation Location: Venjaramoodu, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Total intake for MBBS: 150 seats (subject to approval of MCI)
Annual Fees: 10 lacs
Application link: http://www.sgmc.in
Last date to apply: 31 Aug 2016
Phone: 0472-304 1004
E-mail id: director@sgmc.in

Medical Colleges in Odisha

Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) Location: Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Application link: Admission for MBBS and BDS 2016
Last date to apply: 29 Aug 2016
Phone: 0674-2725092, 2725472, 2378201, 2378202

Medical Colleges in Puducherry

Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute Location: Pondicherry
Total intake for MBBS: 150 seats
Annual Fees: 18 lacs
Application link: http://sbvu.ac.in/applications/
Last date to apply: 30 Aug 2016
Commencement of classes: 15 Sep 2016
Sri Lakshmi Narayana Institute of Medical Sciences Location: Ariyur, Puducherry
Total intake for MBBS: 150 seats
Annual Fees: 18 lacs
Application link: http://www.bharathuniv.ac.in/frmmbbsbds.php
Last date to apply: 1 Sep 2016
Counseling Round 1: 3 Sep to 5 Sep 2016
Counseling Round 2: 21 Sep to 23 Sep 2016
Sri Venkateshwaraa Medical College Location: Puducherry
Total intake for MBBS: 150 seats
Application link: http://www.svmcpondy.com/college/
Last date to apply: 30 Aug 2016
Phone: 97866-55401
E-mail id: admission@svmcpondy.com

Medical Colleges in Tamil Nadu

ACS Medical College and Hospital Location: Velappanchavadi, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Total intake for MBBS: 150 seats
Annual Fees: 15 lacs
Application link: ACSMCH - Prospectus (MBBS)
Last date to apply: 29 Aug 2016
Ponnaiah Ramajayam Institute of Medical Sciences (PRIMS) Location: Manamai-Nallur, ECR, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
College link: PRIMS Web Site
Last date to apply: 20 Sep 2016
Phone: +91-44-2848 0159, 2848 01697500, 2741 7400
SRM University Location: Kattankulathur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Total intake for MBBS: 150 seats
Annual Fees: 21 lacs
Application link: http://www.srmuniv.ac.in/admission-india/
Last date to apply: 29 Aug 2016
Phone: +91-44-2745 5510, 4743 7500, 2741 7400
E-mail id: admissions.india@srmuniv.ac.in
Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Total intake for MBBS: 250 seats
Annual Fees: 18 lacs
Application link: http://sbvu.ac.in/applications/
Last date to apply: 30 Aug 2016
Commencement of classes: 15 Sep 2016
Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Total intake for MBBS: 250 seats
Annual Fees: 18 lacs
Application link: http://www.bharathuniv.ac.in/frmmbbsbds.php
Last date to apply: 1 Sep 2016
Counseling Round 1: 3 Sep to 5 Sep 2016
Counseling Round 2: 21 Sep to 23 Sep 2016

Note

All the information displayed above are as collected from the web sites of respective colleges or through telephone conversations. We do not monitor the College/ University web site for any updates or changes. So, we advice the candidates to use the information here as a quick reference only. Please visit the web site of respective college/ University before you apply or coming to any conclusion.

Please visit the MCI website to ensure the approval status of the college.
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Thursday, August 25, 2016

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SRM University MBBS/ BDS Admissions 2016

SRM University invites applications for MBBS/ BDS courses for the academic year 2016-17. In this article, you will find important information that will help you in applying to MBBS/ BDS courses at SRM University.

SRM University MBBS/ BDS Admissions 2016

SRM University MBBS/ BDS Admissions 2016

Location:
MBBS is available at SRM University, Kattankulathur campus, Chennai
BDS is available at SRM University, Kattankulathur campus, Chennai and also at Ramapuram campus, Chennai.

Application available at: http://apply.srmuniv.ac.in/medapp/AppCont

Last date for applying: 29 Aug 2016

Sanctioned intake for MBBS

  • MBBS, Kattankulathur campus: 150 seats
  • BDS, Kattankulathur campus: 100 seats
  • BDS, Ramapuram campus: 100 seats

Eligibility

  • The applicant shall complete the age of 17 years on or before 31st December, of the year of admission to the MBBS course;
  • Higher Secondary / +2 or equivalent qualification with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Botany & Zoology with minimum marks as per Medical Council of India (MCI) norms.
  • Eligible NEET (UG) – 2016 score: Please note that only NEET (UG) – 2016 qualified candidates are eligible. Admission will be made based on the qualifying examination and NEET percentile score.

Fee Structure

  • Application Fee: Rs. 1000
  • Annual Fees for MBBS:
    1. Annual Tuition Fee: Rs.18 lacs
    2. Annual Development Fee: Rs. 2 lacs
    3. Annual Co-curricular Fee: Rs. 1 lac
  • Annual Fees for BDS: Rs. 7.5 lacs
There may be additional fees like registration fees, examination fees and hostel fees. You are advised to please check with the University administration.

Note

All the information displayed above are as collected from SRM University web site. We do not monitor the University web site for any updates or changes. So, we advice the candidates to use the information here as a quick reference. Please visit the web site of SRM University before you apply or coming to any conclusion.
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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

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Revised Counselling Procedure for NEET All India Quota

We wrote about the online medical counselling procedure for successful NEET candidates in July 2016. That article was written based on the online counselling procedure followed in the years 2014 & 2015. Subsequent to this, Medical Counseling committee (MCC) has revised the online counselling procedure for 2016. In this article, we are covering the revised procedure for your information and understanding.

Revised Counselling Procedure for NEET All India Quota

Schedule for online counselling for NEET (All India Quota) MBBS/BDS seats – 2016

Medical Counselling Committee has released the counselling scheme and counselling schedule for admission to NEET (All India Quota) seats. You will find the same in the table below:

Main counseling registration, choice filling & indicative seat22nd Aug to 25th Aug 2016
  • Registration will be open up to 05:00 PM on 25th Aug 2016.
  • Facility for registration will be available before Round-1 only
Exercising of choices and locking (Round 1)26th Aug 2016Open up to 05:00 PM
Announcement of Round 1 result28th Aug 2016
Reporting at the allotted medical/ dental college against Round 1.29th Aug to 3rd Sep 2016
  • Should report before 05:00 PM on 3rd Sep 2016.
  • State if you are willing to participate in Round 2.
  • Joining at allotted Institution is necessary, if candidate allotted seat fails to join the allotted college/seat within stipulated time, the allotted seat will be cancelled and candidate shall not be eligible to take part in Round 2.
Exercising of choices and locking (Round 2)9th Sep 2016 to 10th Sep 2016
  • Earlier choices submitted by the candidate will be treated null and void.
  • Fresh choices submission for seat allotment in Round 2 is mandatory.
Announcement of Round 2 result12th Sep 2016
Reporting at the allotted medical/ dental college against Round 213th Sep to 20th Sep 2016Should report before 05:00 PM on 20th Sep 2016
Transfer of vacant seats to State Quota20th Sep 2016Transfer happens after 05:00 PM on 20th Sep 2016

Changes in Online Counselling Procedure for 2016

The procedure is more or less the same. But, the major difference is in the number of rounds of counselling. While it was three rounds of counselling in the previous years, it is reduced to just two rounds of counselling in 2016. We believe this change is disastrous for NEET candidates, particularly for students from states that do not use NEET scores for admission to state quota seats.

Why reducing to two rounds of counselling is not good?

Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) returned a total of 875 seats to the states after AIPMT 2015 Counselling Round 3, as they were unable to fill these All India Quota seats even after three rounds of counselling. In 2014, 858 seats were reverted back to the states at the end of three rounds. If the counselling is reduced to just two rounds, this number will go up and many meritorious NEET qualified students would be left disappointed.

To understand this better, let me give you the data of Round 3 in 2015:
  • Number of seats allotted in third round (first time) - 999 (886 MBBS seats & 113 BDS seats)
  • Number of seats upgraded in third round - 966 (889 MBBS seats & 77 BDS seats)
So, by removing Round 3, we are denying a medical seat for about 1000 candidates and another 1000 candidates are denied a chance to study in a better college.

Our request to Medical Counselling Committee

It is a pity that MCC took a short-cut by deleting one round of counselling to meet the Sep 30 deadline set by Supreme Court. The delay this year is mainly due to the Supreme Court, Central government, MCI and CBSE. But, why should they punish the students?

We sincerely request MCC to reconsider its decision and should revert back to at least three rounds of online counselling. Let us stop playing with the career and dreams of young children of our beloved country.
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