The Medical Education Department will soon approach the Supreme Court seeking permission to hold another round of counselling for the left over MBBS and BDS seats.

Revealing this to presspersons, Medical Education Minister Sharanprakash R. Patil said as per the directions of the Supreme Court counselling for medical and dental seats went on till September 30. “But we still have more than 100 dental and at least three medical seats vacant. These are merit seats and we do not want to deprive meritorious students of an opportunity. So I am planning to move the Supreme Court asking permission for one more round of counselling,” he said.

He said he was gathering information on the exact number of seats remaining to be occupied. “We will file an appeal as soon as I have all the details,” he said.


The Minister also spoke about the issue of the Raichur Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) not having the Medical Council of India’s permanent recognition. The Hindu had carried a report on the plight of students of RIMS and Bidar Institute of Medical Sciences (BIMS) who will, in all likelihood, be denied admission into post-graduation in prestigious medical colleges outside the State due to the lack of MCI recognition. Dr. Patil said RIMS was getting a new building and other infrastructure and things would be set right soon.

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