MCC is expected to resume NEET 2018 Counselling from tomorrow, July 26, 2018 on mcc.nic.in. NEET Counselling 2018 for MBBS admissions under 15% All India Quota and 85% State Quota is presently kept in abeyance as per directions of Nagpur Bench Bombay High Court.
New Delhi: Medical Counselling Committee, MCC is expected to resume NEET 2018 Counselling from tomorrow, July 26, 2018. NEET Counselling 2018 for MBBS admissions under 15% All India Quota and 85% State Quota is presently kept in abeyance as per directions of Nagpur Bench Bombay High Court. The court hearing is scheduled for tomorrow. The official website for online NEET counselling is mcc.nic.in. Candidates can check further updates on the same and on this page as well.
Shortly after the Supreme Court provided relief to Central Board of Secondary Education, CBSE, conducting body of National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test, NEET UG 2018 by staying the Madras HC order to grant 196 grace marks to Tamil candidates, a writ petition and a PIL was filed in the Bombay High Court thereafter, disrupting the NEET Counselling process yet again.
Last year, as claimed by a TOI report, not even half the MBBS seats were secured by those in the top 60,000 NEET ranks in 2017. Less than one-third of top 1.2 lakh ranks took admission in medical colleges last year. 18,340 students with marks more than the 94th percentile, 430 marks got into government medical colleges, 5,677 such students got government quota seats in private colleges and 3,468 got into private colleges through management quota. Therefore, only 27,500 of the top 60,000 were able to get a medical or dental seat in the country.
Out of the top 59,500 candidates, who the government claimed to have been selected for MBBS seats in medical and health science colleges across the country, only half the candidates were able to seek admission. As per TOI, around 17,500 students got MBBS seats and had ranks as low as 6.5 lakh, on the basis of management and NRI quota in private colleges. A large section of students, on the other hand, was forced to drop out on account of the unaffordability of their respective private college allotted.