Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss inaugurated today a videoconference system for counseling of seat allotment for medical and dental courses. This is the first time that the counseling is being done through videoconference connecting Delhi, Puducherry and Kolkata.
DGHS is entrusted with the responsibility of allotting 15% All India Quota of MBBS/BDS courses and 50% All India quota of PG courses (MD/MS, PG Diploma & MDS) by the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India. In this allotment system, all MCI recognized Medical & Dental colleges (except in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Jammu &Kashmir) participate. First round of seat allotment for the MBBS/BDS courses start on 15th June 2007 and will end on 26th June, 07.
· Total no. of participating medical colleges: 95
· Total no. of participating dental colleges: 25
· Total no. of MBBS seats (15% All India quota): 1520
· Total no. of BDS seats (15% All India quota): 161
Counseling (1st Round) from 15.06.07 to 26.06.07
· Total number of candidates appearing in Delhi: 1353
· Total number of candidates appearing in Puducherry: 199
· Total number of candidates appearing in Kolkata: 129
Till last year, the counseling for the seats was done by personal appearance before the counseling committee constituted for this purpose in New Delhi. From this year onwards, it had been decided to conduct counseling through video conference connecting Delhi, Puducherry and Kolkata (Main counseling centre at Central Health Education Bureau, New Delhi, 2nd centre at JIPMER, Puducherry & 3rd centre at All India Institute of Hygiene & Public Health, Kolkata). The candidates have already exercised the option for personal appearance from any of the above three centres. The counseling committee at New Delhi will interact with the candidates at Puducherry & Kolkata centres when they appear before the counseling committee through videoconference at their merit number when called for personal appearance.
On the 15th June forenoon session, candidates with merit numbers 1 to 100 are appearing for the counseling session.
There will be second round of counseling from July 3rd week to August 1st week wherein, the candidates from the merit list who have already taken seats in the first round are given one more option to change seats from the available vacant pool and after completion of merit list, the remaining vacant seats will be allotted to the wait-listed candidates.