Rajasthan NEET Counselling 2019: 700 seats remain vacant amid protests from medical aspirants, parents

Published on: Aug 13, 2019 10:45 IST
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Rajasthan NEET Counselling 2019: NEET 2019 2nd Round Counselling for Rajasthan concluded amid protests from medical aspirants and their parents who took part in the counselling process. As per media reports, medical aspirants and parents held protest against the authorities who held the NEET 2019 counselling process for Rajasthan state. Reports also confirmed that currently, there are over 705 medical seats vacant in Rajasthan state after the completion of the 2nd Round or Counselling. Now, those seats will be allotted to aspirants in the state through mop-up round.

What were the Protests About?

Reports coming from Rajasthan have confirmed that medical students and parents who participated in the 2nd Round of NEET Counselling 2019, protested against authorities for allotting seats to ‘underserving candidates’. Many have alleged that due to careless of the counselling authorities, students with lower marks or NEET score have been allotted medical seats. This has left many deserving students, with higher marks, who could have gotten those seats, in a lurch.

How many Seats are Up for Grabs?

According to the numbers shared by the Rajasthan NEET Counselling Authority, a total of 700 seat for MBBS are still vacant from the Rajasthan State Quota. In addition to the MBBS seats, 665 BDS seats are also vacant in the state. The vacant seats are available across all category of students i.e. Government seats, Management seats, and NRI seats.

Why are the seats still vacant?

As per media reports, many medical aspirants have claimed that many students who were allotted seats from Rajasthan state quota in the first round have opted for admission outside the state. Due to this, despite delaying the second counselling round, the seats blocked by them were not allotted to deserving candidates in the second round, leading to so many MBBS and BDS seats being still vacant. Now those seats have been included in the seat matrix for the mop-up round, which is scheduled to be held soon.

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