Streamlining Medical Counselling

The National Medical Commission (NMC) is undertaking efforts to refine the medical counselling process. Their aim is to create a more user-friendly system and ensure full occupancy of medical seats.

Challenges in the Counselling Process

The counselling for medical education has faced significant delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic and legal issues concerning the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) quota. Additionally, the removal of a qualifying percentile for PG medical seats has been controversial, with seats being allocated to candidates with very low scores.

NMC’s Strategy

The NMC is engaging in an analytical exercise to discern the reasons for the vacancies and to develop solutions. The Medical Counselling Commission has recently outlined the current process, with plans for optimization discussions set to precede the next NMC meeting.

Medical Seat Statistics and Trends

Since 2014, the number of PG seats has almost doubled, with the current session offering nearly 68,000 seats. Despite the increase, there have been notable vacancies after counselling rounds. Interestingly, the vacancy rate for undergraduate MBBS seats has decreased over time.



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