Few takers for NRI quota MBBS seats
Faridkot, November 17
A lot to the frustration of medical faculties within the state, solely 10 candidates utilized for 156 NRI quota MBBS seats at 10 institutes within the second spherical of the continued counselling.
Within the first spherical of MBBS counselling, the Baba Farid College of Well being Sciences (BFUHS) which is conducting the counselling, may fill solely 23 of 179 NRI quota seats.
Within the second spherical of the counselling yesterday, the BFUHS obtained solely 10 purposes towards 156 vacant MBBS seats.
Among the many 10 candidates, just one NRI initially belongs to Punjab and 9 belong to different states.
Apart from the NRI quota MBBS seats, the BFUHS has 175 BDS seats for NRI candidates at 15 dental faculties throughout the state.
All these seats had remained vacant within the first spherical of counselling. The NRI quota seats have been the principle income for medical and dental faculties within the state.
The complete-course price for an MBBS seat is USD 1,10,000 in any respect authorities and personal medical faculties and the price for a BDS seat is USD 44,000.
Even in postgraduate medical and dental programs, only some candidates utilized for the NRI quota seats.
The complete course price is
USD 1,25,000 and solely eight candidates have utilized for the 45 seats accessible.