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NEET 2016: DMER will not conduct the second round seat allotment for deemed universities’ MBBS/BDS admissions

Last Updated - March 21, 2018

In a recent notification by the Directorate of Medical Education & Research (DMER), it informs us about the non-conduction of the second round NEET Seat Allotment. This move will be giving more scope to the NEET college-wise admission in the deemed universities, for admission to their medical/dental courses.

The first round of NEET Counselling 2016 and selection list was published on its official website on October 3, 2016. The responsibility to conduct centralized NEET Counselling for vacant seats was given to DMER by the Supreme Court of India on October 28, 2016. This ruling stood for all the 18 medical and dental institutes across the state.

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About the remaining seats

Till October 4, 2016, there were 855 (449 medical and 406 dental) seats that were vacant in the deemed universities, when the centralized NEET Counselling started. The admissions based on the selection list uploaded by DMER on their website was supposed to get over by 5 pm on October 5, 2016. There is no list as of now in the DMER website, stating the number of vacant seats remaining after the conclusion of the first round of admissions.

In a statement by the Director of DMER, Dr. Pravin H. Shingare said, “There will be no second round of counselling for the vacant seats. “The remaining seats in the deemed university medical and dental institutes will be filled through college-wise counselling now,” said Dr. Shingare.

A total time of two days was given to all the medical aspirants who wanted to take admission in the 855 vacant seats. We believe that a good number of seats are still vacant and the colleges can fill them up separately. The Supreme Court on September 28, 2016 had ordered that the remaining vacant seats in the state should be filled though centralised counselling before October 7 by the state authority.

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The PIMS Rural College, Loni, is the only deemed institute that has made the number of vacant MBBS and BDS seats after the conclusion of first round of admission. 32 MBBS and 84 BDS seats are still vacant in the institute, which will now be filled through mop-up counselling at the institute from October 6.

Though the websites of D.Y. Patil Medical College, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences and Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences have notified about the mop-up counselling, they have not disclosed the vacant number of seats as of yet. “We are following the Supreme Court order to complete the admissions in deemed university medical/dental institutes by September 7. There is no way we can conduct a second round of seat allotment. We have declared the same on our website before as well,” concluded Dr. Shingare.

Candidates express disappointment

A number of candidates have expressed their disappointment with this issue. They have taken over various platforms, such as Twitter, to express their feelings. Read some of their tweet’s below:


Candidates feel that this move has violated the order of the Supreme Court.

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High Court’s previous verdict

The Bombay HC had earlier asked the state government to prepare a separate NEET Merit List based on NEET Result, for all India category. The court also directed the state that no list will be published until its further order.  Maharashtra state had also moved to the Supreme Court, and demanded that the  deemed institutes should be included in the centralized admissions process for MBBS and BDS admissions for the academic year 2016-17.  Chief Justice Manjula Chellur and MS Sonak J directed the state government to prepare two merit lists; one would be an all-India merit list, and the other a merit list of students with Maharashtra state domicile.  The deemed universities had argued that they are governed by the statutory powers of the University Grants Commission (UGC) and also by the Medical Council of India and that the state government cannot overrule them.

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About DMER

The Directorate supervises the Medical Education i.e. Under Graduate , Post Graduate and Super Specialization. It also co-ordinates the Research activities in Fundamental Research , Applied Research & Operational Research in the Institutions under its control and through Out-reach Services. This enables the Government to improve Health Status of the people in the society. The Director Medical Education and Research is the competent authority for Common Entrance test for admission to Health Science Courses (MH-CET).

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Manmath Sethi

Please clarify whether wards of Bank employees are eligible for Punjab MBBS admission

15 Mar, 2018 21:13
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Manmath, NEET is compulsory for the MBBS program. To get more information about the Eligibility Criteria of NEET through this link: NEET Eligibility Criteria.

23 Mar, 2018 15:26
Siddhita Bankar

What type of photo is required n is it mandatory to have white background in photo

14 Mar, 2018 22:02
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Siddhita, You get information about the Photo specifications through this link: Photo Specifications.

22 Mar, 2018 12:00
In Search Of Justice

Sir what's the obc reservation in assam medical mbbs 2018

13 Mar, 2018 21:59
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Sir, You get information about the OBC Reservation of NEET through this link: NEET Reservation

20 Mar, 2018 15:15
Uddhav Ghodake

I am looking for veterinary college in Maharashtra. My brother has done 3 years of diploma in Electronics and Telecommunications. Ha had subjects like Physics, Chemistry and English but not Biology . is he eligible for BVSc cources

13 Mar, 2018 00:20
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Uddhav, No, he is not eligible for the BVSc program because the basic Eligibility of BVSc is The basic eligibility for this course is 10 2 with subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English with a minimum of 50% in aggregate from CBSE/ICSE/State Board or equivalent. Students who have appeared in 10 2 or any other intermediate level examination and are awaiting results can also apply for the program and can be admitted on a provisional basis.

15 Mar, 2018 14:53
Syeda Harmain Kousar

Madam Please suggest me some good books for neet..

12 Mar, 2018 20:18
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Syeda, You get the information regarding the best books for NEET through this link: Best Books For NEET

14 Mar, 2018 19:17
Venkatasowmya Bulusu

Sir, I have given my intermediate Hall ticket number wrongly.can I get a chance to correct it during correction time? Please help me sir.

10 Mar, 2018 14:47
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Venkatasowmya, Candidates can edit their personal information such as Name, Date of Birth, Gender, State Code of Eligibility, Category, Disability Status, Medium, and Examination Center.

10 Mar, 2018 16:29
Nikhil Costa

Sir, my name in Aadhar Card is Nikhil S. My name in school records is Nikhil Shivraj. I already registered and made payment with my Aadhar name, Nikhil S. What should I do? I'm getting my name changed in the Aadhar Card tomorrow. After that, what should I do?

10 Mar, 2018 01:00
Priya Payeng

Sir I have uploaded my photo without date and name.. Can I change it between the neet correction session?? Pls do reply sir..

09 Mar, 2018 00:26
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Priya, The photo requirements can be changed during NEET Form Correction. Candidates can upload an appropriate photo in the form and submit it again. The correct photo will be updated immediately in the form.

09 Mar, 2018 12:54
Vijay Babu Y

Sir in yesterday form correction there is no option of changing uploaded photo and signature... How to change that sir... Kindly help...

16 Mar, 2018 01:48


01 Mar, 2018 16:27
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Shaik, To get information about the form correction by this link: Form Correction.

09 Mar, 2018 16:22
Aakil Khan

Sir I will give my 12 class last exam on 30 March 2018 and after that what I do? I want get coaching for neet that can I do

01 Mar, 2018 14:53
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Aakil, Yes, you can join any coaching center to prepare for the NEET.

08 Mar, 2018 18:57
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