- No alterations made to the existing scheme of seat allocation across various quotas, informed Health Minister
Today, Dr Mansukh Mandaviya, the Minister of Health and Family Welfare, informed Parliament that there are currently no proposals for implementing centralised counselling for undergraduate or postgraduate medical courses.
This statement was made in response to a question from Kavitha Malothu, a Member of Parliament representing Mahbubabad constituency. Malothu inquired whether the National Medical Commission (NMC) had suggested a centralised counselling system for admissions to UG and PG medical colleges.
In his reply, the Health Minister stated, “As of the academic year 2023-24, there is no proposal for centralised counselling for undergraduate or postgraduate medical courses. Furthermore, there have been no alterations made to the existing scheme of seat allocation across various quotas.”
In India, the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) handles the counselling process for both undergraduate (UG/MBBS) and postgraduate (PG) medical courses. This process takes into account the scores obtained by candidates in NEET UG and NEET PG exams.
According to information provided by the ministry, the UG counselling covers 15 percent of all India quota seats, 100 per cent of seats in Central Institutes/Universities, Deemed Universities and all Institutes of National Importance (INI).
Likewise, PG counselling encompasses 50 per cent of All India Quota seats and 100 percent of seats in Central Institutes/Universities and Deemed Universities. The counselling for state quota seats in UG and PG medical courses is conducted by the respective state governments.