Says it would render Students helpless
Srinagar,October 2: J&K Students Association here on today urged Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha not to participate in All-India Quota (AIQ) for admission to medical postgraduate aspirants who are scheduled to participate first time in the 50 per cent all India quota seats of all states.
In a Statement National President of Association Mushtaq Ahmad said that, there was no prior notice regarding the decision even at the time of submission of the exam form, students had opted out from participation in all India counselling options.
He said Students are already delayed by one academic year, the admission batch of 2014 in the rest of the country is already in PG course, but unfortunately in J&K, students have just appeared for Ist PG entrance, this is due to the loss of almost three months of academic time post floods of 2014, loss of four months post-2016 unrest, loss of 18 academic months due to internet shut down in the valley.
Students worry that the new policy will take away over 50% of the seats from J&K. Lieutenant Governor led administration
should continue with the existing mechanism, where only locals are eligible for the medical seats. Around 50 percent seats from GMCs and 100 percent seats from SKIMS will be pooled in AIQ which will prove detrimental for the J&K doctors. “Also seat sharing in All India Quota will snatch our job which will add to our misery and also to the unemployment in J&K”.
National Spokesperson of Association Nasir Khuehami said that Jammu and Kashmir students will be having only 186 seats against the 472 of availability if AIQ is implemented. 120 for unreserved candidates and 66 for reserved ones. With the number of appearing candidates for neet PG from J&K around 2400. The seat ratio to appearing candidates from 0.32 will get reduced to 0.109 that 15% will genuinely a holocaust for students.
He said that, the candidates of outside states, which will be nearly 50% of total PG’s, will be here only for three years of PG and then leave because of no bond, leaving a huge population of 14 million with a microscopic number of 170 odd specialists to cater a huge population, and until J&K will have an adequate quota of state PG seats this decision of pooling seats will be catastrophic for both healthcare and PG aspirants per se.
He said that giving PG seats to aspirants from outside JK would deprive the state of specialist doctors which would directly affect the quality of healthcare. Khuehami appealed Lt Governor Manoj Sinha to personally look into the matter on humanitarian grounds, otherwise the same will mar the future of PG aspirants of Jammu and Kashmir.