For the first time in the state, private medical and dental colleges are conducting a separate entrance exam for under-management quota admissions to PG and UG courses from this year. This system is mainly introduced to eliminate controversies involved in allocation of seats for merit students.
All private medical colleges that are associated with Andhra Pradesh Private Medical and Dental Colleges’ Management Association (APPMDCMA) in the state will conduct this new entrance exam.
APPMDCMA is conducting this exam for the first time in the close of February. The time table for UG entrance exam for BDS and MBBS admissions will be published shortly.
According to the association dates will be announced shortly for submission of applications by students who appear for PG entrance exam. Management seats are allocated to the students based on merit list and online counselling will be conducted. The same pattern will be followed to fill management seats in BDS and MBBS courses.
Medical colleges allot 40% of seats under management quota and 50% in minority colleges. Currently 26 private medical colleges are there in the state, which offer 3,450 seats. Out of these 1,400 are available under management quota.
According to a member of the association, the decision behind conducting entrance test for management quota is based on Supreme Court’s orders.
Source: Deccan Chronicle