Hyderabad: The common counselling process for MBBS and BDS seats in Telangana will be held by the Kaloji Narayana Rao University of Health Sciences (KNRUHS) this year. The university is scheduled to issue the admission notification within 15 days. According to officials, the varsity is currently waiting for the Telangana government to amend its orders according to which the admissions were undertaken last year.
In 2016, convenor quota admissions in the state were processed as per ranks secured by students in Eamcet-3. While minority institutions held a separate counselling process, management and NRI quota seats in private colleges were filled through a separate counselling conducted by college managements association under the university’s guidance.
It maybe recalled that following the Union ministry’s direction, even the post-graduate medical seats were filled through a common counselling process this year.
“We will be issuing two notifications for undergraduate counselling process this year. One for the convenor quota seats for which only Telangana and Andhra Pradesh students can appear and the other for management and NRI quota seats in which students from across the country can participate,” said Reddy.
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“This year, however, a common counselling process has to be conducted for all seats as the Union ministry of health and family welfare has issued instructions to all states directing them to ensure that the counselling is conducted by the state concerned counselling authority only,” said Karunaker Reddy, vice-chancellor of KNRUHS, adding that the process to amend the GOs is under way as they are being reviewed by the law department.
While the fee for convenor quota seats is Rs 60,000 per annum, for management quota and NRI quota it is Rs 11 lakh and Rs 22 lakh respectively.
Apart from state colleges, even the private medical and dental colleges are awaiting the amendments. “This is the first time that all the seats will be filled through NEET ranks. The government has to issue a fresh GO this year since the admission process was different last year. If the amendments are not made, colleges will conduct separate counselling process as per the old GO,” said Laxman Rao, president of the Telangana Private Medical and Dental College Managements Association.