MoHFW sets aside MBBS and BDS seats from the central pool for victims of terrorism
MoHFW sets aside MBBS and BDS seats from the central pool for victims of terrorism

Srinagar: For the academic year 2023–2024 in J&K, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has agreed to maintain a “reserved quota” for terrorist victims in MBBS and BDS programmes.

According to the official handout, J&K has been given four MBBS seats from the central pool for the academic year 2023–2024, with one seat each reserved for Nalanda Medical College in Patna, Government Medical College in Chandigarh, Lady Hardinge Medical College in New Delhi, and SMS Medical College in Jaipur.


Priority will be given to children whose parents or other immediate family members have died in terrorist attacks or have been unintentional victims of military crossfire or shooting while battling terrorism, according to a notice.

Priority would also be given to the children of those people who are at serious danger as a result of their assignment, which is primarily focused on preventing terrorist attacks.

Additional consideration should be given to those who are on the “hit list” of terrorist organisations as well as the children of such families, both Muslim and non-Muslim, who have migrated from Kashmir as a result of the current situation and have seen their means of subsistence, including their businesses or use of their property, affected.

Children of J&K permanent residents, J&K government employees, central government employees on deputation to the state or UT, and central, other states, and UT government employees posted in and having their headquarters in the state or UT would all fall under the eligibility requirements.

The message also included the percentage needed to meet the quota requirements.

The applicant must have completed all required courses in physics, chemistry, biology, and biotechnology with a minimum grade of 50%.

For the SC, ST, OSC, OBC, and PWD, the percentage has been set at 40%, and for PWDs who come under the general category, it is at45%.

Candidates will be chosen for admission to the MBBS and BDS programmes based on their performance on the NEET 2022, the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test.

In NEET 2022, the required minimum score for applicants is 50%; for students with disabilities, it is 45%; and for students in the SC, ST, and OBC categories, it is 40%.

The central pool of MBBS and BDS seats will be subject to the reservation policy that the J&K government is already enforcing.



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