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GMCH Chandigarh makes Entrance Examination Mandatory for NRI Candidates for MBBS Admisison

Proposal of Entrance Exam of MBBS Admission for NRIs

MAT 2015The Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32 is planning on a new guideline under which entrance examination will be a mandatory option for Non Resident Indian (NRI) candidates for MBBS Admission , reports HT

Under this new mandate, only those who qualify the entrance exam will be eligible for admission into the college’s MBBS program.

Prior to this, GMCH-32 was granting admission to NRI candidates based on their Class 12 marks. Six seats were reserved for the NRI quota in the 2013-14 academic session; however, the figure for the new season is yet to be specified by the college administration.

If the change in admission policy is implemented as planned, NRI candidates will have to score a minimum of 50 per cent marks in the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) to secure a seat at the GMCH.

“The method of admission under the NRI quota will be through a competitive examination,” the notice said.

In the event the NRI seats should remain vacant, the same will be distributed amongst students belonging to other categories, the notice added.

So far, the Medical Council of India (MCI) has issued 50 MBBS seats for the forthcoming academic session. The decision on the additional 50 seats requested by GMCH-32 administration is expected to come shortly.

The demand to bring NRI candidates under the purview of a uniform admission policy has been there for a long time. The advocates of this change argue that since the school education system is not uniformed amongst different countries, an entrance exam was necessary to determine eligibility for candidates outside the country.

The neighboring states Haryana and Punjab have already made it mandatory for all candidates, including NRIs to go through an entrance exam for admission.

Only three candidates could make it through the entrance test last year, leaving 94 seats vacant.

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