The NEET cutoff score for BDS admissions to dental colleges in India has been reduced by 10 percentile. In a recent order given by the Supreme Court of India, the court has said that the cutoff score for admissions to BDS courses for the session 2020 should be lowered by 10 percentile. The date of admission for BDS course has therefore been extended up to 18.02.2021 for the academic session 2020-21.
According to the recent order, the new cutoff score for a General Category candidate to get into BDS degree would be 40th percentile. Similarly, the cutoff score for a Reserved Category candidate like SC/ST/OBC would be 30th percentile whereas for a Persons with Disability Category Candidate is 35th Percentile.
The bench of judges including Justices L Nageswara Rao and Krishna Murari mentioned that there are adequate provisions in the regulations of Dental Colleges in India to reduce the cutoff score. This verdict came after the centre’s refusal to the proposal of DCI to reduce the cutoff score by 20 Percentile which was refused by the Central Government who said that there was no need to reduce the cutoff Percentile as sufficient number of candidates were available.
NEET 2020 saw 7.71 Lakhs qualifying candidates for 91,367 MBBS seats, 26,949 BDS seats and 52,720 AYUSH seats but students were seen leaving BDS seats because of its high price in private medical colleges. The Central Government had also argued that at the present rate, India had a healthy ration of 1:6080 dentists per persons, which is better than the WHO norms of 1:7500. But the apex court while giving the order mentioned that the ration of seats available vis a vis the students eligible stood at 1:4.5 and not 7 which was the acceptable level. The court while reducing the cutoff mentioned that matters like high fees were irrelevant or extraneous matters, and cannot influence the decision to reduce cut off.
This cutoff released is for the academic session of 2020 and the cutoff for NEET 2021 might remain the same which is 50 percentile mark. The notification for the same is likely to release soon.
Source: Times Now
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