AHMEDABAD: Admissions to medical, dental, homeopathy, ayurvedic and naturopathy courses will begin from June 12. Meanwhile, the ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy has directed that all undergraduate Ayush admissions should be carried out on the basis of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).
The Ayush admissions include Ayurveda, homeopathy, and naturopathy among others. The ministry has stated that it observed that several states have issued notification for counselling regarding admission to Ayush UG courses but are not fully adopting the NEET notification regarding the merit list and qualifying criteria.
The ministry said that for admission, a general category student has to obtain 50th percentile in NEET. According to NEET circular the qualifying marks is 119, while in reserved category the student should have obtained 40th percentile, that is 96 marks in the NEET examination.
Officials in the committee said that Gujarat has not kept any cut-off for admission to Ayush university, and a student who has just managed to clear the exam was eligible through management quota. According to officials there were about 450-odd students who had taken admission setting aside the 50th percentile norms.
Officials said that the students can purchase PINs from a private bank between June 12 and June 19 for a cost of Rs 200, and will be able to register online between June 13 and June 19. The document verification and submission of document photocopies can also be done at the same time.
NRI candidates will have to submit a demand draft of Rs 10,000 payable to Admission Committee for Professional Under Graduate Medical Courses (ACPUGMEC).
Officials said that the state now has 4,050 medical seats at 24 medical colleges, including the newest one at Palanpur. This year, there has been an increase in the number of seats in the state as the MCI has approved a new medical college at Palanpur in Banaskantha district and 370 additional seats in the state.