Medical Council of India has approved 416 more medical which will be added to matrix.

Last Updated: 2013-07-05T13:04:07+05:30

Medical Council of India Approves 416 Medical Seats

Bangalore: Good news for medical seat aspirants. There has been an increase in government medical seats for CET 2013.
As per sources, on Thursday, the Karnataka Examination Authority added 416 seats in the government quota. More seats are likely to be added as and when the Medical Council of India releases them. As expected, in Karnataka another 287 seats may be added in the next 2-3 days. Moreover, 61 seats can be added in ESIC, Gulbarga. Around 2,442 seats may be added in 36 medical colleges. However, of these, 45 are under litigation.
Sharan Prakash Patil, Medical Education Minister, stated that according to rules, the seats MCI approves before July 15 can be accommodated in counselling this year. We'll add the seats to the matrix. There's no need to panic. There's sufficient time for students to enter their options.
As per sources, ComedK is also expected to make suitable arrangements to benefit the students. RV Deshpande, Minister for Higher Education, has said that the ComedK has agreed in principle to postpone the last date to surrender or confirm seats. We have also requested them to conduct their second round of counselling only after we conduct ours. This year, for the first time, KEA will also accept online payment of fees.
According to the information, total 76 colleges have surrendered their 7,421 engineering seats for CET. Three new engineering colleges will add 300 seats and three architecture colleges will add 162 seats this year. Altogether, there are 51,222 engineering seats in the government quota. As of Thursday afternoon, around 73% of the registered candidates had entered their options, and the number crossed 25 lakh.
According to a statement issued by Deshpande, we have checked with ComedK on the number of students who took seats there. For medical, 348 students confirmed their seats and 310 took provisional seats. Of those confirmed, 30 are Karnataka students. In dental, only two Karnataka students of 254 have confirmed, and 70 of the 269 who took provisional seats are Kannadigas.
- By Archana Sharma
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