Admissions in 8 medical & 15 dental colleges have not started even 2 months has passed after the announcement of NEET result. Classes of MBBS & BDS in neighboring states have already started, the Medical Education Department, Punjab is yet to announce the date for starting the counselling for the first round of admission. According to DK Tiwari, principal secretary, Medical Education Department “Delay in counselling was due to some court cases. Now after getting a legal opinion, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences will start the counselling. But Dr.Arvind Sharma, Registrar, BHUHS said that university would start the counselling after notification from the Medical Education Department is released.
On 24th July, The Punjab and Haryana High Court had directed the Medical Education Department to issue a fresh notification providing 1% reservation/quota for children/grandchildren of victims of terrorism in all private unaided, non-minority medical and dental colleges. Till date, no notification has been released by the department.