Currently, many Indians think that caste based reservations are driving merit based seat allotments in medical education to the ground. But a recent data published in The Times of India says otherwise. 

Private Quota vs Government Quota in MBBS Admissions in India

The recent data gathered by TOI shows that the MBBS admissions in private colleges has a very low average NEET score when compared with government medical colleges in India. 

The average NEET mark of private controlled seats were 398, while the average NEET score of government controlled seats were 448 out of 720.

The average NEET score of the students getting admission under the SC quota was 398 while the overall average was 367. These NEET scores are a lot higher than the average NEET score of the privately controlled seats.

This data sets a clear picture that the higher amount of fees in the private medical colleges are diluting the merit seats. Thus, we conclude from this analysis that the higher the amount of fees the lower the average NEET score.

NRI Quota in MBBS admissions

The NRI quota which is said to have the highest fee structure has the lowest average NEET score required. On an average only 221 marks in NEET was required to get a NRI seat.

This system is surely creating an imbalance in medical education. In government colleges the NEET score required to join these colleges was 487. But in private colleges where the fee is more than lakhs the average mark was 372.5. These factors could create an imbalance in the medical education system. To know more about this issue visit the article on The Times of India

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