Making its stand clear on medical admission, the government of Kerala has today decided to authorise the Entrance Commissioner, to conduct combined counselling to MBBS admission in merit and management quota seats. The Government order to this effect was undersigned by the Additional Chief Secretary Rajeev Sadanandan.

It quotes the letter from the Health and Family Welfare Ministry of India dated 9th August and says thus : “As per the letter read paper above, Government of India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has directed the State/UT Governments to go for the combined counselling for admission to MBBS/BDS courses in all Medical/Dental colleges including deemed universities.

In the above circumstances the Commissioner for Entrance Examination, Kerala is hereby directed to make necessary arrangements for counselling in the Private/Management/NRI quota seats in all the Private/Self Financing Medical/Dental Colleges or any Private/Deemed University from the NEET List following the reservations and quotas agreed with the Colleges last year. Admission to 50 pc of merit seat will be done based on inter-se rankings as per Kerala Engineering Agricultural Medical Entrance Examinations (KEAM).

When contacted, the Commissioner for Entrance Examination BS Mavoji told Mathrubhumi Education Online that he got the order and getting prepared for the same. “We will seek some more clarity from the government towards fees etc and we will issue notification after getting that” he said.

Meanwhile, the Admission Supervisory Committee under the chairmanship of Justice JM James issued directions to all medical colleges including the deemed one, Amrita informing them about the admission procedure.

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