Medical aspirants from Karnataka are disappointed due to the seat allocation system that does not give priority for the local residents. The local students are losing 1000 MBBS seats to other states because of this system, according to the NEET candidates and parents.
What is the problem for NEET candidates in Karnataka?
Members of the Karnataka Medical Students and Youth Doctors' Association (KMSYDA), Karnataka NEET candidates and their parents alleged that distribution of seats in private medical colleges in the state gives an advantage to outstation students over domiciled students.
What does the KEA notification on NEET seat allocation say?
According to a notification issued by the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) allows students from different states to register with it.
Also, when other states are prioritising their own residents, Karnataka alone is encouraging all states to participate and acquire a seat in their state. Although this is nation friendly, the state's people feel despondent about this decision of not prioritising their own needs.
Why are outstation candidates interested in MBBS admissions in Karnataka?
One of the reasons why Karnataka is a good place to study MBBS is because of the less fees for medical courses in comparison with other states.
"The fees in Karnataka's private medical colleges is around Rs 6,00,000, while institutions in other states charge approximately Rs 12,00,000. When the government is constantly citing a shortage of doctors, especially in rural areas, it should make it easier for local students to study here," said Karunakar Reddy, parent of an aspiring NEET candidate.