NRI quota: Private colleges opt for separate counselling to fill seats

Published: 18th August 2016 03:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th August 2016 03:35 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: The National Eligibility-cum-entrance Test (NEET) results  were announced on Tuesday.

However, various private college associations in the state have decided to hold separate counselling to fill seats and are also using different methods to fill the 15 per cent non-resident Indian (NRI) quota.

While Karnataka Professional Colleges Foundation, that has 16 medical and three dental colleges under it, has decided not to consider NEET scores for NRI quota, the association of minority colleges and deemed universities plan to fill the seats using NEET scores.

As per the Medical Council of India, having NEET eligibility is mandatory to obtain an NRI quota seat, said Medical Education Minister Sharanprakash Patil.

The minister convened a meeting with college managements on Wednesday and tried to convince them to go for a single counselling, but in vain.

Later, he said, “Students will have to apply to the respective counselling agencies with their NEET scores.”

Religious minority association, linguistic minority and COMEDK and the eight deemed universities will conduct their own counselling for medical and dental seat aspirants.

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