166 MBBS, 451 BDS seats remain vacant in Telangana, AP

166 MBBS, 451 BDS seats remain vacant in Telangana, AP
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The Bachelor of Dental Sciences BDS is fast losing popularity among students clearing the Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test EAMCET from both the Telugu States According to the final phase of notification released by the Kaloji Narayana Rao University of Health Sciences KNRUHS and NTR University of Health Sciences NTRUHS the list of vacant seats reveals that as many

Hyderabad: The Bachelor of Dental Sciences (BDS) is fast losing popularity among students clearing the Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test (EAMCET) from both the Telugu States. According to the final phase of notification released by the Kaloji Narayana Rao University of Health Sciences (KNRUHS) and NTR University of Health Sciences (NTRUHS) the list of vacant seats reveals that as many as 166 MBBS and 451 BDS seats remained vacant in both the Telugu States.

Ironically, several students from open category did not take admissions in the MBBS course despite being allocated seats. For example, A Lohithaskh with 192-rank and V Shreeja with 935-rank were allocated MBBS seats in the open category. However, seats of both the students have fallen vacant. Speaking to The Hans India, a senior official from the KNRUHS said, "The students either did not reported to the college allocated to them or their allocation had been cancelled, in case they took admission under the All India Quota (AIQ)," he added. Similarly, in the case of NTRUHS, students who obtained ranks between 3,300 to 4,000 and got seats allocated under the open category have not taken admission into the MBBS course.

The trend is not only with the students from the open and unreserved categories, even those from the SC, BC and women reservations too have not joined in the MBBS courses under both the universities. Delay in the counselling process and the legal battles over the issue of GO 550 could be one among the reasons which might have forced some of the top rankers to move to other States. Further, the confusion created by the process had made some students opt to take admissions under the management quota or NRO quota.

Because there was some delay in the finalisation and declaration of the lists of both the all India quota as well as the second phase of counselling. This had created fear and uncertainty among parents. In turn, forcing them to take admission under the B or C category as there was a delay in the announcement of the second phase selection list, the sources said.

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