Domicile certificate must for admission to medical colleges in state

Jun 25, 2017, 08:43 IST | Pallavi Smart and Silky Sharma

As per the latest announcement made by DMER, those seeking admission in a medical college in the state will have to produce Domicile of Maharashtra certificate and mark sheets of their Std X and Std XII

With the National Entrance cum Eligibility Test (NEET) releasing their results on Friday, all eyes are now on the medical admissions process. As per the latest announcement made by Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER), those seeking admission in a medical college in the state will have to produce Domicile of Maharashtra certificate and mark sheets of their Std X and Std XII exams.

Dr Pravin Shingare, director, said, "We will conduct admissions to 100 per cent seats in private medical colleges and 85 per cent seats in government medical colleges. It has been clearly communicated this year that without domicile, no admission will be possible. And, along with domicile, the candidate must provide mark sheets of Std X and XII from Maharashtra State Board to justify the domicile. There will only be few exceptions, and those have been properly defined."

This year, a total of 11,38,890 candidates registered for the NEET, 10,90,085 appeared, among which 6,09,820 qualified for medical seats across country. Abhishek Dogra from Pune has topped the state with All India Rank 5. Out of the total candidates who appeared, 47,3,305 were males, 6,16,772 were females and 8 were transgenders. A total of 1,522 candidates were Non Resident Indians (NRIs), 480 candidates from the category of overseas citizens of India, 69 candidates from the category of Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) and 613 were foreign nationals. All of these were first time categories.

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