Admissions in medical and paramedical courses - Second round after September 20
AHMEDABAD: The second round of admissions to medical and paramedical courses will be taken up only after September 20. Officials said the reason for the delayed second round is only because the Ayurveda Council is yet to give sanction for Ayurveda colleges in Gujarat.
The second reason for the delay is that the result of All India Pre-Medical Entrance Test (AIPMT) was announced on Monday and the schedule for admissions against its seats is yet to be announced.
"It is only after the AIPMT admissions are over that the state will go in for second round. The seats that remain vacant after AIPMT admissions will be filled by Gujarat students," said an ACPMC official.
There are nearly 300 Ayurveda seats in different colleges of the state. ACPMC officials said that second round of admissions can begin only after approval is given to the Ayurveda colleges.
An official said the last date for admission to medical courses is November 20 while the last date for Ayurveda admissions is October 31.
The officials said that this year admissions to the medical courses ended at 86%; in 2014, admissions had closed at 82.40%. At the BJ Medical College — which has the highest cut-off for admissions — admissions had ended at 95.80% this year against 95.2% last year. However, for the students of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), admissions at BJ Medical Colleges this year ended at 93.45% as against 89.89% last year. In Vadodara Medical College also the trend was the same. This year admissions ended at 92.23% against 88.95% last year.