State subject law, all reservation rules will remain same: Govt 

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KG News Desk

Srinagar, May 11: Asserting that only the test conducting authority, which will hold examinations for MBBS and BDS courses in the medical colleges of the State has changed, J&K Government said State subject law and all reservation rules will remain the same.

“Only the body which conducts the examination for MBBS and BDS courses in the medical colleges of the State has changed. Earlier it was Board of Professional Entrance Examinations (BOPEE) and now it is Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE),” State Government chief spokesperson and Education Minister Naeem Akhtar said during a press conference here today.

He said Supreme Court (SC) has clarified that the NEET will not affect the State subject law, reservation and other rights of any of the States (including Jammu and Kashmir) and the private colleges.

“They will be a State wise merit list which means we will have our own list. The eligibility conditions for admission in medical colleges in particular states would be provided as under the State laws and provision,” Mr Akthar said.

Explaining the ramification of the verdict, he said only State subjects are eligible for admission in medical colleges in Jammu and Kashmir and no non-residents will be given admission in these institutions.

“So unlike other national institutes where students from different state come, in Jammu and Kashmir only a permanent resident will be able to get admission in State medical colleges,” he added.