NEET 2019: Mop-up round begins in Rajasthan; over 12,500 students to participate
Jaipur: NEET counselling 2019 for the admission in the government and private medical colleges in Rajasthan began on August 24 in compliance with the Rajasthan high court orders.
The number of students - participating in the mop-round – has increased by almost 60%. A total of 12,717 students are participating in the fresh mop-up round. Only 8092 students were to participate in the previously cancelled mop-up round. The increase is due to the inclusion of upgradation and upward movement of seats.
The Rajasthan high court had earlier stayed the mop-up round. On Thursday, a single bench of the court vacated the stay and gave the state government its nod to follow the decision taken by the board of governors of the medical council of India (MCI) in this regard. The court directed the state government to complete the admission process by August 31.
“In this round, 11210 students from Rajasthan and 1507 students from other states are participating. If any seats meant for Rajasthan candidates remain vacant, they will be filled with the students from other states,” said an official.
Some candidates had approached the high court seeking stay on the mop-up round. They stated in their petition some discrepancies in the counselling for MBBS and BDS seats in medical colleges will lead to meritorious students not getting seats in top medical colleges as per merit.
The court ordered a stay and asked the NEET board not to go ahead with the revised mop-up round proposed on August 17 and 18 but to hold a second round extension on August 19.