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Medical Admissions in Gujarat will be on Pro-rata basis based on NEET score
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Medical Admissions in Gujarat will be on Pro-rata basis based on NEET score

The Gujarat state government has declared that the admissions in medical and dental colleges for the academic session 2017-18 will be conducted on pro-rata basis under National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET). The announcement has comforted the aspiring medical students of Gujarat Board.       

Shankar Chaudhary, Gujarat Health Minister mentioned that the conclusion has been made because many parents made numerous depictions to the government regarding the matter.

The state government had launched NEET curriculum in schools to make sure that state board students are geared up for the NEET.

Highlighting about medical admissions in the state, the Minister also said that students are required to appear only for NEET and not for GUJCET (Gujarat Common Entrance Test) in order to take admissions in medical colleges in the state itself for academic session in 2017-2018. The GUJCET will not be held from this year. The merit of NEET 2017 will only be taken into account for admissions to medical courses.

Admissions in the courses of medical, dental, ayurveda, naturopathy and homeopathy, will be made on the basis of NEET scores whereas paramedical admissions will be conducted by taking class XII board exam marks into account. Earlier, medical admissions in Gujarat were made taking GUJCET merit into consideration before the compulsion of NEET by the Supreme Court. Seats allocations were done on pro-rata basis under the GUJCET.

Under the GUJCET regulations, the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) students used to get more seats than Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) students of the state. Now, state government has publicized pro-rata to put into operation under NEET as well.

The Health Minister stated that though the students have less time to prepare for NEET, the state government has decided to hold on to the pro-rata basis in admissions to avoid inequality to state board students.

The Minister added that the appeals from parents asking to ensure that Gujarat Board students should not be discriminated after the NEET become functional. Keeping this in mind, the pro-rata basis will be preserved for the forthcoming academic session.

The state government declared that admission regulations for medical and paramedical courses will be outlined as soon as possible.

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