In a letter written to DMER (Directorate of Medical
Education & Research) by the parents of MBBS and BDS aspirants, the
concerned parents demanded starting of an additional batch for MBBS and BDS
citing that many aspirants were unable to get the seats due to change in the
admission procedure and huge chunk of seats are lying vacant across the institutes
It may be noted that the admission for the medical and
dental courses closed in early October this year.
One of the parent said that “the changes were not introduced
systematically, and the colleges had very less time to complete the admission
procedure. Many colleges have vacant seats and eligible students are still
waiting for the seats”
The parents also cited the example of the year 1997-78,
wherein additional seats were created to accommodate more aspirants. With the
increase in number of medical aspirants in 1977, the state created an
additional batch to accommodate increasing number of students.
DMER responded by saying that “additional batch was created
in the year 1977-78 since the number of aspirants had doubled from 700 to 1400.
They also said that only the Supreme Court or the state government can bring in
changes and directorate cannot do anything on this matter”.
Supreme Court has refused to extend the deadline, our hands are tied”, said the
Director DMER, Pravin Shingare.