Maharashtra state government has scrapped the 70:30 region-wise formula for the admissions to the medical programs in the state.
According to the formula, 70 percent locals from the region for the medical colleges and 30 percent for the rest of the state.
Medical Education Minister Amit Deshmukh made the announcement at the state assembly that the admissions will now be based on the results of the students who have appeared for the NEET Examination. He added that instead of the 70:30 quira the admissions will be under ‘One Maharashtra, One Merit’.
Students and parents in the state have since long been demanding that the 70:30 formula must be scrapped for the admissions to the medical colleges. As per this formula, 70 percent of seats are reserved in the medical colleges for the students in their district.
The number of medical colleges in the Marathwada and Vidarbha region is less compared to the other areas in the state because of which the students from these regions have suffered during the admissions to the medical colleges.
The National Testing Agency after postponing the NEET Examinations have now finally decided to conduct the exams on September 13, 2020.