CENTAC Releases Merit List for Medical and Dental Admissions

The Centralised Admission Committee (CENTAC) has released the draft merit list for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-based degree courses- MBBS, BDS and BAMS for candidates who are seeking admissions into Puducherry based colleges under Management or non-resident Indian Quota this academic year.

The committee has invited the candidates to register their objections, if any, before 5 pm on December 3 through the dashboard using their login credentials. It has also sent SMS to the candidates to check the website for details. CENTAC will publish the merit list under government quota after the revenue authorities have verified the certificates submitted by the candidates.

The committee informed that in view of COVID, the application fee is waived for the current year for all the students who apply for Government Quota seats. Whereas the application fee for students applying for Management Quota and NRI quota will be 2000 and 5000 respectively.

Criteria for being eligible under NRI quota mandate that at least one of the parents of the student should be an NRI and shall ordinarily be residing abroad as an NRI or that the person who sponsors the student for admission should be a first-degree relation of the student and should be ordinarily residing abroad as an NRI. There is also a provision that if the student has no parents or near relatives or is taken as a ward by some other nearest relative, admission will be considered, provided the guardian has bonafide treated the student as the ward and such guardian shall file an affidavit indicating the interest shown in the affairs of the student and also his relationship with the student, and such person also should be an NRI, and ordinarily residing abroad.

The list of documents to be submitted for NRI Quota include documents indicating the sponsorer to be an NRI, relationship of NRI with the candidate as per the definition above, a notarised affidavit from the sponsor that he/she will sponsor the entire course fee of the candidate, embassy certificate of the sponsorer and NEET Scorecard.

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