NEET 2018

NEET super specialty 3rd Round Counselling

Update: There are still 500 seats remaining, doctors are demanding for 3rd round of counselling.The NEET-SS was held on June 10 and 11 and results were out on July 15. The first round of counselling for admission was held in August for 1,140 seats.

The Supreme Court will hear on Friday a petition for a third round of admission to more than 500 vacant seats in medical colleges for super-specialty courses done after post-graduation, reported Hindustan Times.

NEET super specialty 3rd Round Counselling

Update: 13th October

SC allows mop-up counselling for vacant medical super-specialty seats.

A Bench of Justices A.K. Goel and U.U. Lalit coordinated the Director General of Health Services (DGHS) to hold wipe up advising to fill 553 vacant medical super-speciality seats within next 10 days.


Among the 26 petitioners is Senthil Nathan, an assistant professor in Chennai, who is determined to study for an MCh degree, or master in surgery, they added.

During the first round of counselling, a total of 1969 seats were shown on the website with only 1141 seats were actually available, claims the petitioners. Seats fell vacant after the first counselling as 250 students didn’t report.

A total of 828 seats were not offered as states such as Andhra Pradesh and Telangana did not submit their vacancy lists.

The apex court ordered a second round and counselling was held from September 14 to 16. Andhra Pradesh and Telangana submitted their lists this time.

Nathan and the fellow petitioners’ hopes now rest on the Supreme Court’s three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud. They filed the petition on September 18.

NEET-SS is a single window entrance examination for all Super Specialty DM/MCh courses in the country. It include all DM/MCh Courses in the country including all Private Medical Colleges/ Institutions/ Universities/Deemed Universities. All DM/MCh courses at Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions.

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