Assam cabinet proposes 10% NRI quota in MBBS; to amend admission rules

The Assam CM Himanta Sarma also proposed to increase reservation for six communities of OBC, MOBC (non-creamy layer) in MBBS, BDS admission.

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma proposes to amend MBBS, BDS admission rules. (Image: Twitter)Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma proposes to amend MBBS, BDS admission rules. (Image: Twitter)

Anu Parthiban | June 16, 2023 | 10:02 AM IST

NEW DELHI: The Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma proposed amendments to MBBS, BDS admission rules. The state cabinet proposed 10% reservation for NRI, NRI-sponsored candidates who have cleared National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) after deduction of 15% AIQ and other quota.

The proposed amendments were announced in the state cabinet meeting. The chief minister proposed to increase reservation for six communities of OBC, MOBC (non-creamy layer).

“10% of total remaining MBBS seats after deduction of 15% All India Quota, Central Pool, North Eastern Council quota, Royal Govt of Bhutan quota seats to be reserved annually for NRI/NRI-sponsored students who have cleared NEET UG,” it said.

The Medical Colleges and Dental Colleges of Assam (Regulation of Admission into 1st year MBBS, BDS courses) Rule 2017 and subsequent amendment rules to be amended in view of increase in the MBBS seats in Assam, the official statement read.

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Further he also announced a 10% EWS quota for MBBS seats in six medical colleges - Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Silchar, Jorhat, Tezpur and Barpeta.

Assam MBBS Admission: Reservation of seats

Reservation criteria for six communities of OBC, MOBC proposed in the Assam Cabinet meeting are as follows.

Community

Current number of reserved seats

Proposed number of reserved seats

Children of Tea Garden/Ex-Tea Garden communities/Tribes

27 (Brahmaputra valley -20 seats and Barak Valley 7 seats

30 (Brahmaputra valley -22 seats and Barak Valley 8 seats

Moran

5

8 (1 for BDS)

Matak

5

8 (1 for BDS)

Tai Ahom

7

10 (1 for BDS)

Chutia

6

9 (1 for BDS)

Koch Rajbongshi

10

13 (1 for BDS)

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