Hyderabad, Sept. 30 (NSS): MBBS B-Category Local Reservations Sadana Samithi extended thanks to Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao for issuing the GO amending rules of admission into MBBS and BDS courses in the B-category seats.
Parents of the Reservations Sadana Samithi and students called on Health Minister Harish Rao at his residence here on Friday and conveyed thanks to him for taking the initiative in the issuance of GO.
Speaking on the occasion, the Reservations Sadana Samithi president, Dasari Ravi Prasad, said that many students belonging to B-category were getting injustice in the admission of MBBS and dental seats. With the issuance of GO, the additional MBBS seats will be available from this academic year, he said.
On Thursday, the Telangana government released the GO amending rules of admission into MBBS and BDS courses under the B-category seats.
Accordingly, 85 percent of B-Category MBBS and Dental seats in minority and non-minority private medical and dental colleges will now be available to students from Telangana while the rest of the 15 percent MBBS seats will be available for students from across India.
There are 20 non-minority and 4 minority private medical colleges that every year offer 3750 MBBS seats. The 20 non-minority private medical colleges in Telangana have a total of 3200 MBBS seats out of which B-category MBBS Seats comprise of 1120 MBBS seats. Till now, all the 1120 MBBS seats in the B-category were allocated to aspirants from all over the country.
However, from now on, thanks to the amendments to the rules of admissions, 85 percent of the 1120 MBBS seats, which is 952 medical seats will be available for students from Telangana while the rest of the 15 percent of MBBS seats i.e. 168 will be available for students from all over India.
Including minority and non-minority private medical colleges, a total of 1068 additional MBBS seats will be available from this academic year.