As the fourth round of NEET counselling ended yesterday, many seats for the dental course Baba Farid University of Health Sciences still remain vacant.
As the fourth round of NEET counselling ended yesterday, many seats for the dental course Baba Farid University of Health Sciences still remain vacant. Only 65 seats out of 355, including 288 management seats, were filled by the students, as per Hindustan Times. A senior official of the university said, “Not many students are opting for the dental course from past a few years. This time, only 71 candidates sought admissions in the dental course in the fourth round of counselling on Wednesday. Despite immense efforts to attract students in BDS, colleges have failed to fill their seats. The institutes even lowered their fee but to no avail,” as per HT.
As per the records, 245 management seats and 45 government quota seats remained vacant. According to officials, it was a final round of counselling but the colleges have requested the government for conducting another round of counselling. “The government will decide the following course of action as we have concluded the counselling for now,” a university was quoted as saying by HT.
Following the curfew in the state last month due to the arrest and conviction of Dera Sacha Sauda Gurmeet Singh Ram Rahim in the rape case, the Supreme Court has extended the NEET Counselling deadline in the states. The last date for the counselling is set for yesterday, which is September 7, Times Now reported.
After the third round of counselling conducted by BFUHS on August 31, few MBBS Seats and several BDS Seats were vacant under the state quota. The counselling was conducted in Punjab and Haryana for the 85 percent state quota which includes MBBS and BDS seats in government and private medical/ dental colleges. The NRI Quota seats also fall within the 85 percent quota, as per Times Now report.