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Sharma Writes to Shinde For Release of 40 MBBS Seats

Port Blair, June 25: ThePCC President Kuldeep Rai Sharma, sending SOS message through speed post and e-mail to the Union Home Minister Shri Sushil Kumar Shinde, has requested him to expedite release quota of 40 MBBS seats to the A&N Administration, as was requested him in the meeting of 4th June, 2013 in his chamber.

Sharma stated that the results of Class XII of CBSE have since been declared and a good number of local students are eligible for allotment of MBBS seats from the quota being considered by the Central and State Quota. He further said that in case the consideration of Shri Shinde for enhancing MBBS seats from existing 15 seats to 40 seats is not received in time, utmost desire of many aspirants, willing to serve the country and the islands as Doctors will go in vain and they will face mental frustration.

Though eligible for getting seats in Medical colleges, yet the parents of such eligible and meritorious students cannot afford the exorbitant expenditure to opt for MBBS seats in medical colleges at mainland for their children since most of them belong to upper middle, middle or lower middle class, the PCC President said.

Under these circumstances, Sharma has requested the Minister to look into the matter and consider the request for enhancing the MBBS seats from the existing number of 15 to 40 seats at the earliest by giving special consideration to the local students.