NEET toppers undecided on admission

Many have already opted for seats through CET and lack of clarity on fee refund is a hindrance

Published: 17th August 2016 04:39 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th August 2016 04:39 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: The results of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) phase 1 and phase 2 for admission to undergraduate medical courses were declared a day ahead of schedule on Tuesday.

However, top performers from the state are unsure about their future course of action.

Many of them have already got admission through CET and are in a dilemma over attending counselling through their NEET ranks as the state govenrment has not given any clarity over refunding the fees collected during CET admissions.

It is also a financial burden on students as they have already paid Rs 2,000 to write NEET and will now have to pay another fee for counselling.

To add to their woes, the Consortium of Medical Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (COMEDK) has clarified that it will not entertain those who have already got seats through CET in its counselling.

COMEDK will charge Rs 600 for its counselling to be tetntatively held from September 8 to 10.

Conundrum for toppers

Suraj M from BASE has secured an All India Rank (AIR) of 78 and scored 630 marks out of 720. “I am delighted to know that I was able to achieve a two-digit rank. I have joined Bangalore Medical College (BMC) and haven’t decided yet about looking for other options through my NEET ranking.”

Sanjay M Goudar who got an AIR of 122 said, “I have joined Bangalore Medical college through CET. I have not yet decided about cancelling this and joining another college through my NEET ranking.”

Vivek Bhat of Deeksha Network has secured an AIR of 281. “I had always prepared for the AIPMT exam in a way that it helps me crack CET & JIPMER, therefore the changes that took place with regards to NEET did not really affect me much. I got 93rd rank in CET and am currently studying in BMC. I did not expect 281 rank for my score of 598 in NEET 1 as last year the ranking was close to 400 for a similar score. It’s come as a pleasant surprise. I will be checking my options now and would like to join CMC, Vellore.”

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