Agartala: An all party meeting today
resolved to conduct a fresh Joint Entrance Examination for SC,
ST candidates for admission to the vacant seats of Agartala
Govt Medical College (AGMC), official sources said.
Two seats for SCs and 27 seats for STs remained vacant as
the candidates could not secure 40 per cent marks in the JEE,
the minimum requirement for admission to any medical college
as per the MCI guideline, they said.
Tripura Higher Education Minister Anil Sarkar said a
fresh Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) on PCB group will now
be conducted by September 24.
Sarkar said ST/SC students who had secured 40 per cent
marks in this year`s higher secondary exams would be allowed
to appear in the test.
"The all-party meeting, which met today following request
from the council of ministers, was in favour of holding fresh
JEE on PCB group for ST/SC students," he said.
Earlier, the all-party meeting decided to review the
results of this year`s Joint Entrance Examinations. But the
Council of Ministers had discussed various options yesterday
to get over the impasse and referred the matter to the
Sarkar said the decision of all-party committee would be
conveyed to the Medical Council of India (MCI) very shortly.
The government was in favour of completing the admission
process by September 30, a day before the last scheduled time
for admission to MBBS course.