Maharashtra govt scraps 70:30 admission norm in medical programs

MUMBAI: The Maharashtra authorities on Tuesday scrapped the 70:30 region-wise formulation for admission in medical programs within the state. The formulation implied reservation for 70 per cent locals (from that area) in medical schools and 30 per cent from remainder of the state.

Making an announcement within the state Meeting, Medical Training Minister Amit Deshmukh mentioned admissions would now be based mostly on the outcomes of scholars who’ve appeared for the Nationwide Eligibility cum Entrance Check (NEET).

“As an alternative of the 70:30 quota, it could be ‘one Maharashtra, one advantage’,” the minister mentioned.

College students and oldsters within the state had since lengthy been demanding the scrapping of the contentious 70:30 formulation for admissions in medical programs.

Below the quota, 70 per cent seats in medical schools have been reserved for college students of their districts.

The variety of medical schools within the state’s Marathwada and Vidarbha areas are much less in comparison with different areas. Therefore, college students from these areas suffered throughout admissions in medical schools.

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