In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, after months of delay due to COVID-19 Pandemic, the UG NEET for admission to MBBS course in medical colleges across India, was held today amid adherence to all COVID protocols.
AIR Jammu Correspondent reports that in J&K, aspirants compete for 1100 seats across the medical colleges in the UT.
This year, J&K has 1000 MBBS seats in Government Medical Colleges (GMC), which are likely to increase if permission for enhancing quota under the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) category is secured.
Chairman Board of Professional Entrance Examinations (BOPEE), Shafiq Ahmed Raina said that currently there were 180 seats each in GMC Jammu and GMC Srinagar, 100 each in GMC Kathua, Doda, Baramulla and Anantnag, 115 in GMC Rajouri and 125 in SKIMS Medical College, Bemina, Srinagar.
He further said that in the past two years the seats in GMC Srinagar, Jammu, Rajouri and SKIMS Medical College had been enhanced with addition of seats under EWS.
Worth to mention, J&K may get permission for increasing intake capacity in the four new medical colleges as well.
In addition, 100 MBBS seats in ASCOMS Jammu are also being filled through NEET UG.
Since 2019, the NEET exams have been conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) with J&K BOPEE having the role in counseling and seat allotment.