Neet counselling delay makes aspirants edgy
Neet counselling delay makes aspirants edgy

 ​Hyderabad: Latha (name changed), from Telangana had studied in Shivamogga in Karnataka and appeared for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (UG), 2018 (NEET-UG-2018) conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), for admission to MBBS and BDS Courses. And, she wanted to take admission under the All India Quota in the medical colleges, either in Telangana or Andhra Pradesh as her parents are from Telangana.

However, she could not get allotment in any of the colleges either in TS or AP in the first round of the NEET UG 2018 results declared by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) on June 22. But, she is hopeful of getting selected in the second round of counselling. If not, "My parents are mulling to take admission in any medical college under the management quota," she added. 

But, the developments taking place in regard to the counselling process in both the Telugu states as well as the second round of counselling of the NEET UG 2018 has been giving jitters to thousands of students like Latha.

Reason being that the MCC on Friday had declared that all the participating candidates, institutes, colleges, universities of online Undergraduate (MBBS and BDS) Courses Counselling: 2018 are informed that in compliance of the directions of "Hon'ble High Court of Madras, Madurai Bench the online undergraduate counselling for the session: 2018 including declaration of 2nd round results will be kept in abeyance till further orders." 

This has dashed the hopes of several students expecting allotment under All India Quota in the second round. Adding to this, the developments in the two Telugu States in regard to medical admissions too are giving them sleepless nights. 

This is because the counselling process held under Dr N T R University of Health Sciences; Vijayawada has come to grinding halt as the declaration of results under the convener quota has ended up in the court litigation. 

Senior officials from the DNTRUHS told The Hans India that it depends on the court's decision. Unless the allocation of convener quota gets finality, it would not be possible to give the final allocation of seats under the other quotas.

Hence, the students who are expecting allotment under All India Quota, as well as under convener quota as well as under management quota are keeping their fingers crossed.

Similarly, in case of Telangana prospective students from the State who are opting for allotment of seats under non-local quota, or bidding for taking admission under management quota in the colleges located in Andhra Pradesh are not able to take any decision. Because the fee structure for the management quota in Telangana is not yet finalised. 

"We don't know what will happen if the fee structure under management quota goes beyond our reach," said Naresh Reddy (name changed) seeking admission at a private medical college in Hyderabad. Meanwhile, mobiles of the students who had made online registrations to participate in the counselling process are flooded with SMS from the middlemen offering MBBS and BDS seats in the private colleges located both in the TS and AP. 

K Srija (name changed) from Dilsukhnagar said, "How our mobile numbers and other details are made available to the brokers remained a mystery and my mobile is bombarded with at least five to six SMS every day offering admissions under management quota," she said. When contacted the DNTRUHS Registrar Dr S Appala Naidu said that it will take some more time for the university to take a decision on these issues.


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