On Wednesday, External affairs ministry announced that Hindu migrants from Pakistan and Bangladesh who are now based in India can get direct admission into the MBBS and BE courses with the commencement of this academic year.
A self-financing scheme for foreign nationals from developing countries for admission in various colleges of the country. Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS), Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), Bachelor of Engineering (BE), Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm) and diplomas are the major courses in which the migrants are registering for admissions.
The official statement from the ministry said, "The ministry has decided to include persecuted religious minority migrants from Bangladesh and Pakistan based in India within the purview of this scheme for admission in MBBS, BDS and BE courses from current academic year. These applicants are not required to appear in any central entrance examination such as AIPMT or any other entrance examination. The candidates will be selected on the basis of academic merit."
The eligibility criteria has also been decided by the ministry for admissions. Admissions to MBBS and BDS courses, the candidates must have scored at least 60 per cent marks each in physics, chemistry and biology apart from 50 per cent in English in the qualifying examination. A minimum of 60 per cent marks are required in physics, chemistry and mathematics besides 50 per cent in English for engineering courses. Another notification says, Candidates who wish to take admissions can apply by August 19 at the office of Under Secretary (Education), Ministry of External Affairs, Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan, Janpath, New Delhi.
Brainbuxa will keep you updated on such news across the nation. So, don't forget to log in Brainbuxa for more.