What is NEET Counselling?
The process of seat allotment on the basis of merit and the preference of the colleges chosen by the candidates in MBBS/BDS course are termed at NEET Counselling. The body that is responsible for conducting the counselling is known as Counselling Authority. The counselling is done on Online and Offline basis, under online counselling process the whole system is operated by the computer program where as for Offline process the candidates have to be present for the seat allotment process.
Types of NEET Counselling
For taking MBBS/BDS admissions there are three counselling bodies working on their respective set of principles for conducting counselling. Aspirants seeking admissions in MBBS/BDS courses can register themselves on all the three counselling authorities. In all the three below mentioned counselling authorities NEET Score is the only way to get admission.
- M.C.C. (Medical Counselling Committee)
- State Counselling Authority (State DME)
- Counselling for Central Pool Quota
MCC (Medical Counselling Committee)
The Medical Counselling Committee comes under the Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare; Government of India is responsible for granting admission in MBBS/BDS/PG courses. MCC is a centralised counselling committee, the whole counselling process is online from the beginning of Registration process till the seat allotment. MCC allows admission on all India Basis taking aspirants from across India irrespective of the states they belong to.
All India Quota, AIIMS, JIPMER, Deemed University Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune, DU & IP Internal Quota
Central Universities (AMU, BHU, University of Delhi), ESIC Quota
State Counselling Authority (State DME)
All the states in India have DME i.e. Directorate of Medical Education that conducts counselling state wise and gives admission to the 85% seats in government medical colleges and 100% seats in Private Medical College on the basis of NEET Score. The candidates belongs to different states can take admission in Private or Government Medical College to their respective states. However, there are 11 states that allow admission in the private medical to the candidates who are coming from other states, the term used for it is Open State.
Counselling for Central Pool Quota
The Central Government of India has departments where government employees are working has the reserved quota and the counselling is done by the concerned ministry. There are several states where there is no Government Medical College; there the Private Medical Colleges provide seat reservation under central Pool Quota to the government employees.
There are generally two rounds of counselling for the seats allotted by the medical colleges, but sometimes the seats would not get filled so the mop up round is called for. Let’s have a closer look to the state wise NEET Counselling Procedure which contains: Number of Quota Seats, Name and Intake capacity, List of colleges in the state, Fee Structure, Cut Off, Requirement of the documents for counselling, admission process, etc.