Approximately 90% of MBBS/BDS seats in deemed universities have remained vacant after the first round of counselling conducted by Directorate General of Health Sciences (DGHS) on the basis on NEET 2017 results. This year, the Supreme Court directed MCI to organise centralised counselling for all deemed universities. The notification published had stated that it was mandatory for the candidates to report at the deemed universities concerned. The medical aspirants should note that the second round of counselling for which allotments are yet to made will be announced on August 8. This year majority of the students who made it to the list announced by  DGHS did not report at the universities concerned. Reportedly, a large number of seats are still vacant and would be available for second round of NEET 2017 Counselling.

The students could avail admissions to eight deemed universities in Tamil Nadu. There are approximately  1,185 seats under the management quota, approximately 1,073 seats remain vacant. The reasons cited by the medical aspirants is that most of them are waiting for the second round of counselling in government quota. A parent of a medical college aspirant was of the opinion had the DGHS conducted counselling after the  15% All India Quota more aspirants would have turned up. Also Read: NEET Admissions 2017: State Quota Allotment Results for Gujarat MBBS Seats to be released today, updates on

The other reasons cited for the low turnout ranged to high fees being charged by the private medical institutes as compared to the government medical colleges .  The second phase of seat allotment in deemed universities will be held on August 5 and 7 along with the second phase in government colleges.  It has to be noted that the vacant seats will be transferred to the respective universities on August 27 after mop-up counselling on August 21. Also Read: NEET-SS 2017 Result For Super Specialty Courses Released: Check roll number wise results at

The deadline for the medical admissions is August 31. The DGHS has to ensure that allocation of 50% All India Quota seats for admission to MD/MS/Diploma/MDS Courses in the participating Government. Medical & Dental Colleges is conducted all over the country (except the state of Andhra Pradesh & Jammu Kashmir). The DGHS has also has ensure that the counselling and the allotment of 15% All India Quota seats for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses in the participating Government, Medical & Dental Colleges all over the country.(Except the state of Andhra Pradesh and Jammu Kashmir is conducted smoothly.