The Centre asked states to conduct joint counselling of all their private/Government colleges and private deemed universities for National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) post graduation courses. The NEET PG 2017 was held between December 5 to 13 in the online mode, the admission into the MD/MS and MDS courses will be offered to the qualifiers into the medical institutes across the Nation.
By giving reference of a letter, it was reported that all the states and Union Territories agreed for the joint counselling of NEET PG and it will be appropriate for the all the private and deemed Universities.
However, Punjab Government is silent on the matter despite the fact that there was major demand among the parents for academicians to rein in its private institutes to avoid harassment during allotment of seats. However, the neighboring state Haryana has taken care of the large interest of the students and prevailed over private institutes.
State medical education secretary Vikas Partap said that center’s fresh letter is in shape of guidelines. “The matter has been put up before higher officials for appropriate decision,” he mentioned.
“Punjab government must rise to the occasion and think of welfare of students rather than the welfare of private institutes, who often exploit the students to earn windfall profit out of the education,” Chandigarh based medical education trainer Dr Arvind Goyal mentioned
Now, NEET PG 2017 Result is scheduled to be announced on January 15, 2017 but it is not clear whether Punjab will opt for the combined counselling or not.