The children of police personnel, who had lost their lives in extremist violence, would be offered 0.25 per cent reservation in MBBS and BDS courses under the Police Martyrs Children (PMC) quota from this year and a notification to this effect would be released in the first week of August, said Dr IV Rao, vice-chancellor of the NTR University of Health Sciences here on Sunday.
Dr IV Rao also said that the counselling for admissions into MBBS and BDS courses for 2013-14 would be held from July 22 to 29 from four centres in the state simultaneously. The centres are JNTUH, Kukatpally, Hyderabad; Opposite the School of Distance Education, Andhra University, Vishakapatnam; Administrative Building, Dr NTR University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada and Old MBA Building, SV University, Tirupati.
The counselling would be held for 2,400 MMBS seats at 15 government medical colleges and 1,980 seats in 24 private colleges (unaided and non-minority) that include 1,650 category A and 330 category B seats that come under convener quota. Counselling would be held for 240 BDS seats at the government dental colleges and 1,026 seats in the private (unaided and non-minority) including 850 category A and 176 category B seats.
This year, 100 new seats were increased at the Government Medical College, Nizamabad, while 50 more seats were allotted to the Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada and Guntur Medical College, Guntur, in addition to the existing number of seats at these colleges.
However, the Siddhartha Medical College has lost 50 seats and Great Eastern Medical School of Srikakulam 100. At SVS Medical College, Mahbubnagar, 50 seats were increased.
As many as 150 seats each were added to the Malla Reddy Medical College for Women, Hyderabad and Kamineni Academy of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Hyderabad.