Med aspirants to vie for 1,250 seats in admission round 2

Mumbai: Around 1,250 MBBS seats are likely to be available for Med aspirants in the second round of admissions conducted by the state’s CET cell. This will include around 420 seats of the 670, which were awaiting approval from the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS), 85 seats from newly-approved Sindhudurg college, and 735 seats vacant from the first round. A sizable number of the seats from the first round will be from the NRI quota, which is also included in the centralized process.

Med aspirants to vie for 1,250 seats in admission round 2

Of the 670 seats, 150 in ACPM Medical College in Dhule, which is embroiled in a court case following its de-recognition by the National Medical Commission, is yet to get approval. A government resolution for Tasgaonkar College, the new college at Karjat, is yet to be released by the state, said a university official. Barring these 250 seats, most other colleges are approved by the MUHS.

An official from the CET cell, however, said that they are yet to get a final list from the university. Seats in the new government college-approved at Sindhudurg, for which CET cell had taken preferences from Med aspirants will also be allotted in the second round.

Parents, however, said many of the available seats are likely to be from the NRI quota. Parent representative, Sudha Shenoy, said about one-third of the 1,250 seats could be from the NRI quota. So students will get around 750 seats in the second round, likely to be held in the coming week. In dental admissions, around 50% of the 2,675 seats are vacant for the second round of admission