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Telangana: 10% seats reserved for STs in BDS, MBBS admissions

Kaloji Narayan Rao University of Health Sciences (KNRUHS) issued a notification for medical education admissions stating that the Telangana government will implement 10% reservation for Schedule Tribes (ST) in MBBS and BDS admissions in state medical colleges.

The Department of ST Welfare urged the state government to increase ST reservation from 6% to 10%, which was implemented in Government Order 33 issued on October 3.

Seats reserved for ST classes in MBBE, BDS, and PG have now increased from 6% to 10%.

Following a thorough review, the health department produced a report stating that expanding the ST reservation quota in medical education is likely to make 237 additional seats available to ST students for entry into medical streams.

Increased ST reservations from 6% to 10% will result in up to 150 additional MBBS seats, 51 additional ST seats in PG Medical, 8 in PG Dental, and 28 in Bachelor of Dental Surgeon (BDS).

The convener quota has confirmed 3754 MBBS seats this year. As a result, the number of MBBS seats in new government and private medical colleges has increased. As a result, 1200 additional MBBS seats are being made available in new government medical colleges.

85 percent of B-Category medical seats reserved for locals

The Telangana government has issued two GOs making 85 percent of B-category seats in MBBS and BDS courses at unaided minority and non-minority medical colleges reserved for local candidates.

The remaining 15% will be an open quota for which students from across the country will be able to compete.

The state is home to 20 non-minority and four minority private colleges. These colleges have a total intake capacity of 3750 students (3200 in non-minority and 550 in minority colleges).

Among the 3200 seats in non-minority colleges and 550 seats in minority colleges, 1120 (35 percent) and 137 (25 percent) are under the B category.

Hence far, a total of 1257 seats in the B-category were in the open quota for which candidates from across the country competed, but following the GOs, 85 percent will be reserved for Telangana candidates.




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