NEET Counselling: Supreme Court extends deadline for final round till September 7

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Updated: August 29, 2017 6:55:55 PM

In some good news for students who have qualified for the NEET exams, the Supreme Court has extended the deadline till September 7 for final round counselling for admission in MBBS and BDS courses for 2017-18 in deemed universities.

NEET Counselling, NEET, Supreme Court, MBBS and BDS courses, NEET examsThe mop-up round is last step of counselling for seats in states. (PTI)

In some good news for students who have qualified for the NEET exams, the Supreme Court has extended the deadline till September 7 for final round counselling for admission in MBBS and BDS courses for 2017-18 in deemed universities, PTI said. It clarified that extension has only been done for deemed universities and no extension will be granted further. As per the report, the mop-up round is last step of counselling for seats in states. In this round, those candidates, who register for it, but are not allotted any college in the two previous rounds of counselling are considered. Last date for mop-up round counselling was August 31.

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud asked that Director General of Health Services (DGHS)to upload the list on the website and mail to all the deemed universities, the report further added.

“Time for mop up round counselling is extended till September 7, 2017. This extension shall only be applicable to the deemed universities and none else. Any application by any other college or institution seeking extension shall not be entertained,” PTI quoted the bench as saying.

The DGHS, responsible for conducting the counselling told the top court that over 5,500 seats are still lying vacant in deemed universities. The apex court directed that these seats must be filled up from a pool of qualified 55,000 students to maintain 1:10 ratio, agency added.

“As long as, for the seats which have fallen vacant, the ratio is maintained at 1:10, we do not perceive any difficulty. If 1:10 ratio is not sufficient, the Director General of Health Services is granted liberty to get into the larger NEET list. We order accordingly,” the bench said as per PTI.

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