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Earlier this month, the Supreme Court announced the verdict for the Dar-Ur-Slam Educational Trust Vs MCI and Others case. The verdict clearly stated that in the NEET 2017 15% quota counselling, the Deemed Universities will also participate. Removing the ambiguity, SC announced that the Deemed Universities have All India character and hence should be included. Even the religious and linguistics minorities Universities are to offer seats through the NEET counselling.
Reckoning on the decision, Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) has decided to invite all the NEET 2017 qualifiers to participate in the counselling. Earlier, MCC used to call candidates in the ratio of 5:1. Hence, the total number of candidates, called for the counselling was 5 times more than the number of seats.
As always, even this scheme do not include Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jammu and Kashmir. The candidates belonging to these states cannot participate in the NEET 15% All India Quota seats.
The decision by MCC is relishing for most of the medical aspirants. However, the candidates should note that only those candidates will be allowed to participate in the counselling who have qualified the examination. Hence, have scored more than NEET cutoff which was 131 in General Category and more than 107 in OBC/ST/SC category.
Also, the last year’s opening and closing rank have also been released. MCC has published it to give candidates an idea about the expected last rank, which will get admission through 15% All India Quota counselling.
As per the provided data, last year the MBBS opening and closing rank for General, OBC, SC, and ST category were 10-5849, 78-5878, 636-37095, and 1490-63909, respectively. On the other hand, the opening and closing rank for BDS admission for the same categories went up to 1814-8413, 4659-8419, 19307-41971, and 51420-68730.
Though all the candidates have been invited to be a part of the counselling but the number of seats is still less in comparison to the total number of qualified candidates. In all, more than 10 lakh candidates appeared for NEET. However, the total number of seats in India is just 65,000 for MBBS and 25,000 for BDS course. Hence, the candidates keep their option for the admission through State Medical Counselling open.
The MCC NEET 2017 Counselling will be starting from July 03, 2017. It will begin with the online registration. The choice filling for the counselling will begin on July 05, 2017. The registration will end on July 11, whereas, the last date for choice filling is July 12, 2017. The first round seat allotment result will be announced on July 15, 2017, and the date to report at the allocation Institute is July 22, 2017.
The round 2 of NEET counselling will begin on August 01, 2017. The same procedure will be followed in it and the seats left after this round will be transferred to state quota. The first year MBBS and BDS academic session will begin from August 04, 2017.