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Outsiders from Bengal cannot get medical seat through management quota: WBUHS

Kolkata: The West Bengal University of Health Sciences (WBUHS) has issued a notification saying that medical aspirants applying for undergraduate (UG) medical seats in the state under management quota can secure a seat from the 85 state quota seats if the candidates prove that they have their residence in Bengal.

Management quota seats are available in four private medical colleges in the

state. Some of the guardians of the medical aspirants have alleged that outside candidates enjoying Domicile B who were denied taking part in the medical counseling under 85 state quota seats will be given preference to occupy the state quota seats following the latest notification issued by the WBUHS on June 29.

The notifications says: "The candidates who are registered for management quota seats may be considered for the state quota seats, if they fulfill the domicile criteria and get successfully verified by providing all necessary original documents as mentioned in the pre-counselling notice on June 21."

The notice further says: "Such candidates must also provide an affidavit in non-judicial stamp paper that they will not participate in any other state quota counseling in the country for 2019-20 academic session."

Ashoke Adhikari, a guardian, said that the WBUHS in its earlier notification restricted the entry of outside candidates in the medical counseling

in the 85 percent state quota seats.

However, the latest notification will again help the outside candidates secure admission in state quota seats.

In the previous notification the university categorically mentioned that candidates living in other states and enjoining Domicile B would not be allowed to take part in the counseling, Adhikari said.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee earlier announced that no outside candidates would be allowed admission in the state quota seats.

Those who are the permanent residents will only be given preference under the state quota.

The permanent residents enjoy Domicile A while those staying outside for the past 10 years despite their parents staying here enjoy Domicile B.

Dr A K Maity, an expert in the field of medical education said that latest notification will help the outside candidates in securing admission under the state quota. WBUHS must reconsider its decision and introspect on it. Unless, candidates who are the permanent residents of the state would be deprived, he said.

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