Health Policy

Management quota for MBBS under scanner

A hectic lobbying is on at the state and national level by the managements of the 27 private medical colleges in the state to these seats even as state health officials are busy putting together possible solutions to deal with the medical admission chaos this year. Surprisingly, even the colleges that secured MCI clearances very recently have almost sold out their seats. Of the 3,300 medical seats in private colleges in the state, as many as 1,320 seats fall under the management quota. College managements say that Rs 700-800 crore is riding on

ts, sources said. They said the admission process starts as early as December or soon after the colleges get the annual renewal approval from MCI. Now the authorities at the Directorate of Medical Education that governs the medical education in the state say that they will shortly submit their recommendations to the government on the matter. Among the recommendations listed as alternatives, he said colleges can be given an option to conduct a pre-medical test individually or jointly and give admissions in a transparent manner as per the merit list.
The capitation fee issue became further complicated this year as NEET is set to replace Eamcet next year, experts said. Everybody is in a rush this year because NEET will have a completely different syllabus and nobody wants to take any chances. Further, the state government’s decision enhancing the management quota seats to 40 percent last year has made the situation worse for the aspiring middle class. The management quota was raised by reducing the B category Eamcet ranking seats from 20 percent to 10 percent

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