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MBBS, BDS counselling from Sunday

Staff Reporter


There are nearly 3,180 seats in MBBS stream and 1,056 BDS seats

31 medical colleges and 19 dental colleges will be covered


VIJAYAWADA: Counselling for admissions into MBBS and BDS courses based on the ranks obtained in EAMCET-2010 would be conducted at four places in the State from July 25.

All candidates will be called in the first phase and reserved candidates will be covered in the second phase from July 29 to 31.

Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences Registrar T. Venugopala Rao said at a press conference on Thursday that there would be no counselling on July 27 in view of the byelections in some places in the State.

Application not needed

There was no need to submit an application for the counselling, as it will be based only on the ranks obtained by the respective candidates in EAMCET. OC candidates should have secured not less than 50 per cent of marks in EAMCET and Intermediate for eligibility.

Rural service

Dr. Rao said this year onwards, one year compulsory rural service was made for all students securing admission into MBBS courses and they would have to agree to do this after internship.

Honorarium

This had been made mandatory to familiarise medicos with the health policies of the State and also bridge the gap between training and goals of the medical education.

Honorarium would be paid during the rural service.

Counselling centres

Counselling would be held at JNTU-H, Kukatpally; Andhra University campus in Visakhapatnam; Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada; and S.V. University in Tirupati. In all, there were nearly 3,180 seats to be filled up in the MBBS category and 1,056 in respect of BDS.

As many as 31 medical colleges and 19 dental colleges will be covered in the counselling.

New colleges

Dr. Rao said admissions into 100 seats each in the three new medical colleges would not be held in the first phase of counselling, as some clearances were pending.

A decision would be taken soon whether to include them in the second phase or not. The same would be the case with the additional 50 seats to be sanctioned for Bhaskara Medical College in Konaseema.

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