Counselling for postgraduate medical students for all India quota deemed universities, ESIC and AFMC will begin on March 15, according to a schedule released by the Directorate General of Health Services.
The registration for the online counselling opens on March 15 and the results of the first round of counselling will be available on March 27. The process for the second will begin on April 5 and the results will be available on April 12. Though there will be no third round of counselling for government seats under the All India quota, mop-up rounds will be held for central, deemed and ESIC Colleges. While vacant seats will be returned to the states for counselling by April 22, the other universities will receive it after mop-up by May 27. The stray vacancy round of counselling will be completed by May 31. Counselling date for Tamil Nadu, however, is yet to be announced by the Directorate of Medical Education.
A committee chaired by retired judge A Selvam has recommended additional marks as incentives doctors working in hilly regions, difficult on plains, remote and rural areas, with a maximum of 30% additional marks over their PG NEET scores.