On 13th August, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare allocated a total of 25 medical seats including 18 MBBS seats and 7 BDS seats to Mizoram under Central Pool Quota. The seats will be given to students from Mizoram who have cleared the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET)-2018.
Medical admissions in Mizoram have run into controversy since last year over the denial of admission to four Chakma students who have qualified in the NEET-2017. According to sources privy with this matter, this year also the Mizoram government has not given seats so far to the five Chakma students who reportedly found their places in the merit list.
In fact, in terms of marks, Sujan Chakma secured rank 1 in the entire state. He too has not been allotted a seat as yet.
According to Vanglaini report, so far 87 students have been admitted in Mizoram Institute of Medical Education and Research (MIMER) medical college at Aizawl.
Earlier this year the Mizoram Govt put the Chakma students under Category II. But on 8 August, the Gauhati High Court restored the petition in “Mizoram Chakma Students Union (MCSU) Versus State of Mizoram” and also put the Chakmas back in Category I.
This will automatically change the ranks of the students, as Sujan Chakma scored the highest marks among all the Scheduled Tribes students in Mizoram.
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