Med admission: 1100 entries against 124 seats

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 30 Aug 2017 10:44:36



Staff Reporter,


THOUGH there is lack of qualified allopathic doctors to provide health services in the rural belt as also a poor patient doctor ratio in the country, but if one notice the preference of people towards medical profession and the race for it in the state one can understand the status of medical education in the state. About 1100 candidates were registered for the 124 vacant seats of medicine for final allotment in the state on Tuesday.

The seats are to be filled on merit basis and making of the merit list was under process at the state’s Directorate of Medical Education (DME). Parents were uncontrollable as they came accompanying their children for complying with the required process on Tuesday at the premises of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Medical College.

Earlier, on last Monday DME declared number of vacant seats for MBBS and BDS for final allotment (Mop Up Round). As per the declaration of DME, the vacant seats numbered four in Pt Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Medical College, Raipur and these vacant seats were in Scheduled Tribe and Scheduled Caste Physically Handicapped and Freedom Fighter categories.

The maximum number of vacant seats for MBBS was with Chandulal Chandrakar Memorial Medical College, Durg, with 32 vacant seats in government quota and 31 seats in management quota. The numbers of vacant seats in Chhattisgarh Institute of Medical Sciences, Bilaspur, Late Shri Baliram Kashyap Memorial Medical College, Jagdalpur, Late Shri Lakhiram Agrawal Memorial Medical College, Raigarh and Government Medical College, Rajnandgaon are 4,1,3 and 5 respectively in different categories. Regarding BDS, the directorate informed that 44 seats were vacant in Government Dental College, Raipur, for the mop up round scheduled on Tuesday.

Seating arrangements were made for 1000 people, but the turnout was more and the difficulty faced by DME was that parents were uncontrollable. At a time more than one parent entered the place making the situation a bit awkward and teeming.

Such scenes are regular during admission as the parents and the candidates are eager to register and know about their status, said sources in DME. The parents and the candidates very well knew that admissions will be only on merit basis even then many parents hurried to reach the counter for the registration as if the admissions are on first cone first serve basis. The DME sources informed that 1091 candidates were registered on Tuesday and final allotment will be made on Wednesday after the merit list is published.