BCECE NEET MBBS/BDS Secound Round Counselling Cancelled: Re Counselling from 28 to 30th Sept
BCECE has cancelled the second round of counselling conducted on 23rd Sept 2016 for the MBBS and BDS seats in government medical colleges of Bihar state. All those students, who were allotted seats will have to reappear in counselling from 28th September to 30th Sept 2016 according to official notification.
The government medical colleges in the Bihar state has around 950 MBBS seats out of which 15% are reserved for central quota(15% All India Quota). The state quota has 783 MBBS seats out of which 120(Approx) were left vacant after the 1st round of counselling.
Reason Behind Cancelling Second Round of BCECE’s Counselling
BCECEB’s officer on special duty (OSD) Anil Kumar said, “Earlier, the Supreme Court gave an order that the vacant seats of the Centre’s quota should not be merged with the state quota. Therefore, we were organizing counselling accordingly. On 23rd Setp evening, we got an instructions from the Union Health Ministry quoting another Supreme Court order that the vacant seats of 15% AIQ (All India Quota) quota must be merged with the state quota. So, about 50-odd seats would be added to the already vacant state seats and, therefore, the allotment of seats has to be changed. So, the counselling was cancelled.
More than 50 seats are vacant in Government Medical College, Bettiah, followed by 2-3 seats each in medical Government colleges at Muzaffarpur,Darbhanga, Bhagalpur, and Gaya.
About Private Medical College Counselling in Bihar
BCECE has yet not decided about the three private medical colleges of Bihar situated in Kishanganj, Sasaram and Katihar with 100 seats each. These colleges had already conducted counselling but an Supreme Court order passed this week ‘banned’ the counselling conducted by private colleges and asked the state governments concerned to do it. The OSD Anil Kumar said he was yet to get any instruction from health department on this issue.
All the medical colleges in Bihar, private or government, were giving admission to the students this year on the basis of NEET score.