441 MBBS seats declared vacant for second round of counselling - ECAS Punjab

441 MBBS seats declared vacant for second round of counselling

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Balwant Garg

Tribune News Service

Faridkot, December 8

After the first phase of MBBS counselling in the state to fill 1,425 seats in nine medical colleges, a total of 441 seats were declared vacant today after all medical colleges submitted the list of surrendered seats to the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS).

For the second phase of counselling to fill these seats, the BFUHS has invited applications from the students.

A large number of medical aspirants have surrendered their seats due to hike in the tuition fee. For the second round, Adesh medical college has offered 111 MBBS seats. The college has total 150 MBBS seats. In SGRDMC, Amritsar, of 150 MBBS seats, 79 have been declared vacant.

Total number of vacant MBBS seats in government medical colleges (GMCs) at Faridkot, Amritsar and Patiala is 24, 35 and 43, respectively. There are 24 vacant seats in the DMC, Ludhiana, 18 in CMC, Ludhiana, 52 in PIMS, Jalandhar and 55 in Gian Sagar, Banur.

Due to Covid, all medical colleges in the state are facing shortage of NRI candidates. All nine medical colleges in Punjab offer 160 NRI quota MBBS seats, the BFUHS has declared 129 vacant.

It is the DMC, Ludhiana, which has minimum (5) NRI seats vacant. The number of vacant NRI quota seats in GMCs at Faridkot, Patiala, Amritsar is 19, 13 and 13, respectively. Among the private medical colleges, Gian Sagar, Adesh, PIMS and SGRD have 23, 22, 22 and 12 vacant seats, respectively.

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