After the conclusion of the medical courses counselling, around 205 MBBS and 455 BDS seats were left vacant across the medical colleges in Punjab state.
To fill these seats, private medical colleges changed the eligibility criterion to admit the students to these courses.
Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER), Punjab has warned the students who plan to take admissions to these courses, and their admission certificates will not accepted by the board.
The Joint Director of DMER, Dr Gurdeep Singh Kalyan said that admitting the students to courses by altering the eligibility criterion will equate to the violation of the government's rules and regulations.
He also warned the students who aspire to take admission in private medical colleges.
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According to the DMER, the candidates who have passed 10+2 in science discipline with 50% for general candidates and 45% for SC/ST candidates and must pass All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) conducted by the CBSE to take admission in any of the medical and dental colleges across the country.
But, the private medical colleges in Punjab has made some changes in the criteria and offering admission to students.