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Nursing admissions start prior to filling MBBS seats

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Tribune News Service
Faridkot, October 27

In what can be viewed as a reversal of trend, the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS) has started admission process in over 100 nursing colleges in the state for different courses prior to filling seats in MBBS and BDS courses.

Trend reversal

  • The BFUHS has started admission process in over 100 nursing colleges in the state for different courses prior to filling seats in MBBS and BDS courses
  • Generally, the admission in nursing courses starts after the seats in medical and dental colleges are filled

Generally, the admission in nursing courses starts after the seats in medical and dental colleges are filled. This time things have been planned out differently. Reason: The four-month delay in holding NEET, a test to secure admission in MBBS and BDS.

Last year, NEET was conducted on May 5 and its result was announced on June 5. However, this year, the exam was conducted on September 13 and the result was declared on October 16. Whereas,

Punjab Para Medical Entrance Test (PPMET) for admission to nursing courses was held on September 27 and the result was out the same day.

In addition, it has been witnessed that candidates, who appeared in both PPMET and NEET, are not forthcoming in taking admission in the nursing courses before trying their luck in MBBS and BDS courses. In the first round of counselling for the nursing courses, not more than 300 seats could be filled. Of the total 108 nursing colleges, over 70 colleges could not secure a single candidate's admission. Moreover, even the most sought-after government nursing colleges could fill about 50 per cent of their seats. Government nursing colleges in Amritsar, Patiala, Goindwal, Badal village, Jalalabad and Faridkot could fill 162 of the total 299 seats in BSc nursing.

Private colleges would secure admissions only after the process for MBBS and BDS seats was completed, said an insider in the university.



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