The students seeking admission to nursing programs who failed to take the nursing entrance examination might get admission to UG nursing programs on the basis of their class 12 marks. There are 1000 to 3000 seats available for B.Sc. Nursing programme in Maharashtra. The Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) has asked the Maharashtra government to forego the need of holding a Common Entrance Test for the B.Sc. nursing course.
In addition to this, a number of seats are vacant in the homeopathy course even though most of the seats have been filled in other health science courses. While the admission to MBBS and BDS programs in private colleges were made through National Entrance-cum-Eligibility Test (NEET), the admissions to state-run medical & dental colleges and private & government institutes offering allied health science courses were made through Common Entrance Test conducted by the state.
While the admission to medical and dental colleges was delayed due to the Supreme Court’s decision on NEET, the admissions to the allied health science courses were also delayed as colleges waited for approvals from their respective apex regulatory bodies. With some colleges received their approvals only recently, the Maharashtra government has decided to continue the admissions till November 30 even after the closing of Centralised Admission Process.
May of the medical aspirants who failed to secure a seat in medical colleges opted for the allied courses. While there has been an increase in the enrollments, the demand for nursing is still low despite the high requirement of nurses in the hospitals across Maharashtra state.