NEET exam 2017 final counselling date has been extended by the Supreme court to 7 September in order to fill more than 5,500 vacant seats in deemed universities.
30 August 2017: The Supreme Court has extended the last date for NEET 2017 final counselling till 7 September. Candidates can get admission in MBBS and BDS courses offered by deemed universities for the academic session 2017-2018 on the basis of their NEET score.
The orders came out when the Director General of Health Services (DGHS) informed the court that more than 5500 seats are still vacant in various deemed universities. DGHS is the responsible authority for conducting medical admissions counselling. The apex court also clarified that no further extension will be given for NEET Final Counselling.
As per the previous schedule, 31 August was the last day for mop-up round counselling. Mop-up counselling is the last phase of NEET counselling in states. Candidates who are not allotted any college in the first two rounds of counselling are considered in the mop-up round. Candidates are required to register for this round.
The Supreme Court has also ordered the DGHS to fill the 5,500 seats from NEET qualified students and maintain the 1:10 ratio.
A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices D Y Chandrachud and A M Khanwilkar directed the DGHS to release the list for counselling on their official website and e-mail it to all deemed universities.
About NEET Exam 2017
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducted the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) on 7 May 2017 for admissions to 65,170 (approx) MBBS seats and 25,730 (approx) BDS seats. The counselling process for NEET is conducted via two phases; All India Quota (AIQ) counselling and state counselling.