In the midst of the protests, the J&K lieutenant governor said he would work with the center to resolve the issue of medical seat pooling.
Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Sunday said he would request the Center to postpone the participation of Union Territories in this year’s NEET exams in the all-India quota for one year.
A delegation of NEET Post-Graduate MD / MS candidates met the Lieutenant at Raj Bhavan here.
The delegation, led by Dr. Junaid Ali, conveyed to the Lieutenant Governor their concerns about UT’s participation in this year’s NEET examination in the All-India quota.
The students wanted more time to prepare.
Sinha, while considering their plea, said he would request the central government to postpone it for the current year.
“J&K UT has 543 postgraduate seats for MD / MS. While participating in the All India Quota, it will contribute 271 seats, where J&K students will be eligible for 5000 seats in MD and MS under the All India Quota. J&K students will be in a convenient position with access to a large number of seats, ”he said.
LG said UT would contribute 15 per cent to the all-India quota for graduate seats.
“Currently, we have 1,000 seats. By participating in the all-India quota, UT will contribute only 150 seats, whereas J&K students will be eligible for 4,568 seats in MBBS under the all-India quota. J&K students will benefit even more by participating in the all-India quota for NEET undergraduate and postgraduate courses, ”Lieutenant Sarkar added.
The student delegation agreed and requested that Sinha be allowed at least one year to compete at the national level.