Adding to the drama of vacant medical seats all over the country, Chhattisgarh has become the next in line. After the end of counseling for MBBS admissions, almost 25 seats from the government quota in private colleges of the state remained vacant. Among the 613 total medical seats in the state( including 550 in the five government run medical colleges and quota of 63 seats in privately run Chandulal Chandrakar Medical College, Durg), the 550 government seats have been filled while 25 seats in CCMC remained vacant which were under government quota.
Of the 550 MBBS seats in the government run medical colleges of Chhattisgarh, 15 have been filled through the central pool and 81 of them are from the All India Quota. The remaining 454 seats in the state are filled by the students of the state. There were no separate entrance test held for Chhattisgarh and all the admissions have been done through the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) conducted nationally.
Of almost 20,000 students from the state who appeared for the AIPMT, only 760 made the cut. Many of these students got good ranks and went outside of the state to take admissions in reputed colleges and institutions. The remaining students opted for the state medical colleges and after the end of the admissions there still remained 25 seats vacant from the government quota.
According to the officials these seats would soon get filled up as the migration of the students from one college to the other would take place and the students would finally settle with their admissions. If there are still any vacant seats on government quota remains in any college it would get converted into management seats. Last year too, there were 32 government quota seats remained vacant which then got converted into management seats by the state authority.