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BOPEE Invites Offline Applications For MBBS, BDS Courses

Srinagar- In a significant development, the government of India has reserved seats in the MBBS and BDS courses from the central pool for terrorist victims in Jammu and Kashmir for the academic year 2022-23.

Citing an official communication from the Ministry of Home Affairs dated November 1, 2022, the Jammu and Kashmir Board of Professional Entrance Examinations (BOPEE) has issued a notification inviting offline applications from the spouse and children of terror victims.

‘Pursuant to communication No.17015/47/2022-CT-II dated 01.11.2022 from Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, offline applications are invited from eligible candidates on prescribed format annexed as Annexure-A to this notification for allocation of MBBS/BDS Seats from the Central Pool for Spouse of Children of Terrorist Victims for the academic year 2022-23,” reads the notification issued on November 6, 2022.

According to the notification, the students applying for the courses need to be permanent residents of State/ Union Territory, the employees of the state/UT government concerned, the employees of central/other state government on deputation to J&K and the employees of central /other State government posted in and having their headquarters in the state will be considered eligible.

“The children of central and state government employees aforementioned should be treated at par with the local resident,” it reads.

To avail the reservation the student should have passed Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology, and English individually, in addition to a minimum of 50% (40% for SC/ST/OSC, 45% for Gen-PwD category candidates, and 40% for SC/ST/OBC-PWD candidates) in Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-Technology.

The notification has also placed the applicants in three priority groups. In the first priority group are the children whose both parents have been killed by terrorists. The second priority group is of those children who have lost their sole bread earners to terrorists. And the last group comprises wards of victims with permanent disability and serious injury caused by terrorist operations.

The notification further states that the selection of the candidates would be made according to their performance in the National Eligibility-Cum Entrance Test (NEET) exam.

However, in respect of candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC, the minimum marks shall be at the 40th percentile. However, in respect of candidates with a specified disability, the minimum marks shall be at 45th percentile. The percentile shall be determined on the basis of highest marks scored in the All India Common Merit List in National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses,” the notification reads.

“The Board undertakes that mere submission of applications shall not confer any right on the applicant for his/her selection, which shall be done by the concerned Ministry Government, of India, in accordance with the rules/ procedures on the subject,” it adds.

The last date for the submission for the application is November 11, 2022.

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