The Supreme Court will be hearing the petition filed for the vacant MBBS and BDS seats on October 28. The petition is filed in the Supreme Court by Dr. Gulshan Garg from Sankalp Trust to fill all seats in all medical and dental colleges by way of centralised counseling based on National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2016. Approximately 5000 seats for MBBS and BDS are vacant in the medical and dental colleges.
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The petition states that a number of seats are left vacant due to the introduction of NEET and late finalization of the modalities of counseling processes. The colleges were not able to fill most of the seats by September 30, 2016, due to the situation created by the introduction of NEET. The Supreme Court had already ordered to hold combined counselling for all the vacant medical seats in Maharashtra. The court had also clarified the admissions already made would not get affected.
Thousands of medical students, who cleared National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) this year, have already got admission in various medical and dental colleges. This year, NEET was made mandatory for admission to MBBS and BDS courses in private and deemed institutes. As per the directives of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and ordinances by Central Government National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test NEET was held on May 24, 2016, across the country for admission to medical and dental courses.