Kerala government opens 15% seats in private medical colleges for All India Merit Seats via NEET

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Kerala Government has decided to allot 15% seats as all India merit seats from this academic year in the private medical colleges.

This opportunity will provide, the outside state students will now make it to the Kerala medical rank list based on NEET score, set to be released by the Commissioner of Entrance Exam (CEE) soon.

About 7300 students from other states have applied for admission to private medical colleges in Kerela.

“The self-financing medical colleges have 15% NRI quota. That will remain as it is. From this academic year, 15% of the remaining 85% seats will be allotted to any student outside the state, who makes it to the merit list. Some of the students have already opted for admission in private medical colleges here,” said Principal Health Secretary, Dr. Rajan N Khobragade.

All this years only government medical colleges had all Indian merit seats. Till date nativity and permanent residence in Kerala was an essential eligibility while applying to MBBS admission, especially in the self-financing colleges. In effect, all private medical seats were reserved for Keralite students for the MBBS course.

“As per the Supreme Court order we  opened admissions to candidates from other states in private medical colleges and have accepted 7300 applications,” said CEE Geetha A.

The Supreme Court had recently issued an order to open the facility of online submission of applications for admission in private medical colleges here irrespective of their domicile status up to May 20th to enable students outside Kerala to register.

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