BENGALURU: Hundreds of post-graduate medical seat aspirants for the academic year 2017-18 staged a protest during document verification by Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) on Saturday demanding common counselling.
The protesters wanted single counselling for seats at all the colleges, including medical, dental and PG diploma seats even in deemed universities.
According to the candidates, though the Union government has implemented NEET and abolished multiple admission tests, private colleges and deemed universities are exploiting students by holding multiple counselling.
They urged the state government to hold talks with COMEDK and ensure single admission counselling this year.
The students also urged the government to make seven years domicile as mandatory to be eligible for selection of PG seats under the state quota. They alleged that under the existing rules, students who clear MBBS/ BDS courses in the state are eligible to get state quota seats at PG level even if they are from other states.