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AIQ in NEET means that 15% of seats in all medical colleges will be filled by the All India Quota, through the help of NEET counselling. It follows the reservation policy. Manoj Sinha, Lt Governor, said on Sunday ( 03 October 2021) that he is going to request the Central Government to defer the participation of J&K in the NEET- AIQ quota this year.
J&K to seek deferment in NEET – AIQ quota
The idea of deferment in the participation of AIQ (All India Quota) was said to a representative of the NEET post-graduate, an MD/MS aspirant who called the LG on Sunday, 3 rd October 2021 at Raj Bhawan.
This representative, led by DrJunaid Ali, informed the Lt Governor (lieutenant) about the issue related to UT’s (Union territory) decision to participate in NEET’s AIQ this year.
An official paper said that the students required more time to prepare for the exam.
The Lt Governor said that he wishes that the deferment would take place only for the current year. He also added that the students of J&K will be in an advantageous position, as they will be accessing a large number of seats when they participate in AIQ.
J&K’s statement regarding the deferment
Jammu and Kashmir’s Union territory has 543 seats for the post-graduate course MD/MS. If they participate in AIQ they will contribute about 27 seats; in contrast, the students of J&K will become eligible for 5000 seats in MD/MS under the AIQ system. With this statistical data, the Lt Governor said that the students of Jammu and Kashmir will have an advantage over the seats. Further, he added that the union territory will contribute about 15% to the AIQ for undergraduate seats.
The Lt Governor added that now we are having 100 seats and the UT will only contribute 150 seats by participating in the All India Quota, in comparison the J&K’s students will become eligible for 4568 seats under the All India Quota in MBBS. There are more benefits for J&K UT’s students by participating in NEET undergraduate and postgraduate courses in AIQ.
The student representative of NEET agreed with the Lt Governor and requested that they should be allowed to compete at the national leave for at least one year.