Chandigarh: The Punjab Government has directed the medical and dental colleges in the state to fill the remaining 38 MBBS and 524 BDS seats of NRI Quota while strictly adhering to Medical Council of India (MCI) and Dental Council of India (DCI) guidelines.

Disclosing this here on Tuesday, a spokesman of Medical Education and Research Department said that medical and dental colleges have been directed to fill all vacant seats of NRI quota according to PMET Merit as well as MCI/DCI's guidelines.

He said that after second counselling by Baba Farid University of Health Sciences at Faridkot, only 38 MBBS and 524 BDS seats in NRI quota were vacant.

Out of 38 seats, 23 seats in Aadesh College at Bathinda and 15 seats in Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) at Jalandhar remained vacant.

He said that as many as 524 BDS seats of NRI quota are vacant in 14 colleges of the state.

According to the new instructions, students could apply till September 24 for admission under NRI quota in university or colleges. These seats would be filled by colleges through counselling at their level pursuing the guidelines.


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