New Delhi: The Narendra Modi-led government has approved reservations for OBC and EWS (economically weaker section students in All India Quota for medical admissions. Now, for admission to both graduate (MBBS, BDS), postgraduate and diploma level medical courses students hailing from other backward class categories (OBC) will get 27%, and those from the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) will get 10% reservation.
This decision is expected to benefit every year nearly 1500 OBC students in MBBS and 2500 OBC students in postgraduation and also around 550 EWS students in MBBS and around 1000 EWS students in postgraduation. The reservation will be offered under the All India Quota (AIQ). Under the AIQ, 15% reservation is offered to SC and 7.5% to ST category students already.
The new quota will be in addition to the existing norms. After clearing the NEET (both UG and PG) the students who clear the exam have to appear for counselling. The counselling takes place at both the central and state level. As many as 50% of PG and 15% of all UG seats come under central quota or All India quota. The new reservation will be added to the AIQ segment.