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NEET-PG admission: Haryana begins counselling, Punjab yet to take decision


Deterrence in giving any assurance of conducting counseling soon for NEET postgraduate (PG) courses has tested the patience of students in Punjab.
While the Haryana government has already begun the joint counseling for medical admission for all private and government medical institutions on the basis of NEET-PG, Punjab has declined to announce any such information.
Furthermore, the Haryana government, in a public notice, warned that any admission conducted by any related institutes on their own risk will be declared void.
Considering Haryana's progress, aspirants in Punjab are still wondering when their turn will come as NEET-PG results were already declared three weeks back.
"The joint counselling is more crucial for post graduate courses due to level of exploitation by private institutes during allotment of seats. This must stop with pro active approach of the state government," said a medical aspirant Maitri, as reported by HT.
Admission process in Panjab still clueless
Even after the centre government has made NEET mandatory for all medical admissions, Punjab is still in the deciding mode as to whether or not to comply by the rules. The rest are unclear.
The centre has also asked all states and union territory on December 5, 2016 if they will be holding the combined counseling for the upcoming NEET-PG admissions.
When contacted by HT correspondent, Dr. Sujata Sharma, the director of research and medical education of Punjab said, "The department's secretary Vikas Partap is off for election duty. The final call will be taken once he will be back next week."
Applauding Haryana's commencement of joint counseling for NEET-PG admission, Dr Arvind Goyal, a Chandigarh-based NEET Trainer said Punjab Government should also follow the suit.
He further reiterated that the move taken by the Haryana government will usher in more transparency in the admission process.

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