Mumbai, Sep 19: One in three seats in medical colleges remain vacant due to the court cases that are pending on National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) exams. The pending court cases have put a stay on the admission process in the medical colleges. The Medical Counselling Committee (MCC), Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) told TOI that they had time to conduct only two rounds of the admissions before the September 14 Supreme Court deadline. As a result, one out of three superspecialty medical seats has remained vacant.

Out of 1,907 medical seats, including prominent government colleges, 550 seats are vacant, as per a TOI report. Doctors have decided to move to Supreme Court to ask for an extension to conduct a mop-up round to fill seats at college/state level.

An ANI report says that the Supreme Court (SC) will hear the matter seeking an additional third round of counselling to be done in medical and surgical courses across the country.

This year, it was the first time that NEET exams were conducted for admissions in superspecialty courses on an all-India basis. It was conducted by the National Board of Examinations for admissions in superspecialty courses such as neurology, cardiology, nephrology and also other Master of Surgery (MCh) courses.