Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS) on Thursday released the much-awaited all-India merit list of the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET)-2017.
The Central Board of School Education (CBSE) had announced the NEET results on June 23. The NEET is held for the candidates seeking admission to Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) courses. The release of the list will give candidates an idea in which college they can get admission.
BFUHS vice-chancellor Dr Raj Bahadur personally visited the ministry of health and family welfare to get the merit list released.
“BFUHS is the first university to upload the merit list. We have already asked the candidates from Punjab to apply online. The university will draw its state merit list on the basis of which their counselling for MBBS and BDS courses will be held,” the V-C said.
He added that uploading of the merit list will ensure transparency and all candidates will have the opportunity to see their relative position among the candidates.
The V-C said the candidates applying in the Punjab category other than general/SC/BC may be from other states, as Sikh/Christian candidates may compete from anywhere in the country.
The aspirants will be vying for 1,125 MBBS seats in eight medical colleges and 1,130 BDS seats in 14 dental colleges across the state.
Those who have qualified the NEET-2017 will have to apply for admission online through the university’s website www.bfuhs.ac.in by July 11.
Students have to deposit ₹5,000 (₹2,500 for scheduled caste candidates) in the university account in any branch of the Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) or State Bank of India (SBI) through a challan form that will be generated on successful filing of the online application form. The provisional list of candidates will be displayed on July 16.