Med­i­cal ad­mis­sions: Baba Farid var­sity re­leases NEET merit list

Hindustan Times (Bathinda) - - PUNJAB - HT Cor­re­spon­dent let­ter­schd@hin­dus­tan­times.com n

Baba Farid Univer­sity of Health Sciences (BFUHS) on Thurs­day re­leased the muchawaited all-In­dia merit list of the Na­tional El­i­gi­bil­ity-cum-En­trance Test (NEET)-2017.

The Cen­tral Board of School Ed­u­ca­tion (CBSE) had an­nounced the NEET re­sults on June 23. The NEET is held for the can­di­dates seek­ing ad­mis­sion to Bach­e­lor of Medicine and Bach­e­lor of Surgery (MBBS) and Bach­e­lor of Den­tal Surgery (BDS) cour­ses. Re­lease of the list will give can­di­dates an idea in which col­lege they can get ad­mis­sion.

BFUHS vice-chan­cel­lor Dr Raj Ba­hadur per­son­ally vis­ited the min­istry of health and fam­ily wel­fare to get the merit list re­leased.

“BFUHS is the first univer­sity to up­load the merit list. We have al­ready asked the can­di­dates from Pun­jab to ap­ply on­line. The univer­sity will draw its state merit list on the ba­sis of which their coun­selling for MBBS and BDS cour­ses will be held,” the V-C said.

He added that up­load­ing of the merit list will en­sure trans­parency and all can­di­dates will have the op­por­tu­nity to see their rel­a­tive po­si­tion among the can­di­dates.

The V-C said the can­di­dates ap­ply­ing in the Pun­jab cat­e­gory other than gen­eral/SC/BC may be from other states, as Sikh/Chris­tian can­di­dates may com­pete from any­where in the coun­try.

The as­pi­rants will be vy­ing for 1,125 MBBS seats in eight med­i­cal col­leges and 1,130 BDS seats in 14 den­tal col­leges across the state.

The univer­sity has al­ready re­ceived 3,000 ap­pli­ca­tions on­line.

Those who have qual­i­fied the NEET-2017 will have to ap­ply for ad­mis­sion on­line through the univer­sity’s web­site, www.bfuhs.ac.in, by July 11.

Stu­dents have to de­posit ₹5,000 (₹2,500 for sched­uled caste can­di­dates) in the univer­sity ac­count in any branch of the Oriental Bank of Com­merce (OBC) or State Bank of In­dia (SBI) through a chal­lan form that will be gen­er­ated on suc­cess­ful fil­ing of the on­line ap­pli­ca­tion form. The pro­vi­sional list of can­di­dates will be dis­played on July 16.

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