MUMBAI: After the first round of undergraduate medical and dental admissions in the state, 374 MBBS seats
were vacant in government colleges and 732 in private institutes. A large number of seats were vacant in Vedantaa Institute of Medical Sciences, a private institution, which is currently charging the highest fees in maharashtra
The state’s CET cell released the seat matrix for the second round late on Monday evening. In dental colleges, the government had 157 vacant seats and private ones had 1,482 vacancies.
Students and parents have appealed to the CET cell to allocate 100% seats of round two to all aspirants on merit. They also requested the officials to convert vacant seats in all reserved categories in this round itself to ensure that all aspirants get their deserved seats on merit, as they will not be able to upgrade in the next round.
Parent representative, Sudha Shenoy, said if proper movement happens in MBBS, then BDS allocation also gets streamlined. Similarly, those who are trying in multiple courses alongwith MBBS get to decide the final choice of stream before getting blocked for upgrade in the next round, Shenoy added.