New Delhi, July 24, 2023.

Dr Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister Of Health And Family Welfare, today informed the Parliament that as of now there is no proposal for centralised counselling for undergraduate or postgraduate medical courses.

Mandaviya made the announcement while answering a question from Kavitha Malothu, a Member of Parliament from Mahbubabad constituency. Malothu has asked the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare if the “National Medical Commission (NMC) has proposed a centralised counselling system for UG and PG admissions in the medical colleges”.

To this, the Health Minister replied that “there is no proposal for centralised counselling for undergraduate or postgraduate medical courses for the academic year 2023-24. No changes to the existing scheme of allocation of seats to various quotas has been made.”

As per the information given by the ministry, counselling for UG covers 15 per cent all India quota seats; 100 per cent seats of Central Institutes/ Universities, Deemed Universities; 100% seats in all the Institutes of National Importance (INI).

Similarly, counselling for PG courses covers 50 per cent seats of All India Quota seats, 100 per cent seats of Central Institutes/Universities and Deemed Universities. Counselling for the state quota seats in UG and PG medical courses is conducted by the respective state governments.