The admissions committee for professional postgraduate medical education courses on Monday declared its provisional merit list, which has 3,131 students.
The first round of admissions for the state quota will be held from January 20 to January 24. The results of the National Eligibility and Entrance Test for postgraduate courses (NEET-PG) had been declared in September 2021, however, due to litigation in the Supreme Court challenging reservations in the EWS category, the admission process had been stalled.
The apex court ruled on the matter last week, and the process will thus begin this month. Admissions for the all-India quota will be carried out first, from January 12 to 21, after which state quotas will be filled between January 20 and 24.
There are 2,060 seats in Gujarat in MD, MS and postgraduate diploma medical courses. Of these, about 1,200 will be in the state quota.
Registration for these admissions was open from November 12-17, during which 3,210 students had registered. Some 3,147 got their documents verified.
Of these, there are 1,048 in the open category, 229 in the SC category, 221 in ST, 908 in the SEBC category and 725 in the EWS category. There are also 24 NRIs and 22 in-service doctors on the merit list.
Candidates who have objections regarding the provisional merit list are asked to approach the admissions committee with a representation till January 17.
Those allocated seats in the first round will have to join colleges by February 2.