The Gujarat Health Minister Shankar Chaudhary said that the decision was taken after parents of the aspirants made several representations to the government.
The announcement by the Government of Gujarat has come as a sigh of relief for all medical aspirants of Gujarat Borad as now admission to all medical and dental colleges in the state will be on the basis of pro-rata under NEET for the next academic session 2017-18. The Gujarat Health Minister Shankar Chaudhary said that the decision was taken after parents of the aspirants made several representations to the government. Chaudhary said that now students only need to appear for National-Eligibility-cum-Entrance-Test (NEET) and not for GUJCET (Gujarat Common Entrance Test) to secure a seat in a medical college in the state.
He said, “Students are no longer required to appear for GUJCET to seek admission in medical courses in Gujarat. For the academic year of 2017-18, we will only take into consideration the merit of NEET-UG.” He added, “We have received several representations from parents requesting us to make sure that Gujarat Board students are not subjected to injustice when NEET is implemented here. We have taken that demand positively and decided to retain pro-rata for the upcoming academic year.”
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Earlier seats were allotted on pro-rata basis under the GUJCET, and the students under the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) used to get more seats in comparison to CBSE students of the state.