Admission to 8,820 medical, dental and paramedical course seats will begin on Tuesday. On the first day, the Admission Committee for Professional Medical Education Courses (ACPMEC) will grant admission to handicapped students and those belonging to CBSE and ICSE boards.
The admission process will continue till July 28. Officials said that of the total 8,820 seats, there are 2780 MBBS seats and 1,055 dental seats. Physiotherapy colleges have 1,300 seats, homeopathy 1,525, ayurveda 130 and nursing colleges 1100 BSc nursing seats.
The merit list declared by the ACPMEC has 16,293 students. On the first day, priority will be given to complete admissions of handicapped students and CBSE and ICSE board students. Officials said that the students will be required to bring their original marksheets and Rs 15,000 cash with them.
This is the first time that admission to both medical and paramedical courses will be granted simultaneously. Till last year, first medical and dental admissions were completed after which paramedical admissions were completed.
Officials said that compared to last year, cut-offs in government medical colleges are higher by one or two marks. In self-financed colleges, the cut-off has gone up by three to four marks.
Meanwhile, there are ten ayurveda colleges of which only three have got approval. Hence out of the 455 seats, only 130 seats will be considered for admission.
"This has been a regular phenomenon with ayurveda colleges which do not get approval in time and lead to complications in the admission process", said an official. The official hoped that approval to remaining seats comes in while the admissions are on to prevent reshuffling.