Many MBBS seats remained vacant in AIIMS Patna
AIIMS (All India Institute Of Medical Science) Patna has remained with a higher percentage of vacant MBBS seats among the 19 new AIIMS in India.
As per the government officials, out of the 19 new AIIMS (All India Institute Of Medical Science) in India, AIIMS Patna has reported a higher percentage of vacant undergraduate medical seats. Reportedly, AIIMS Patna with six unfilled MBBS seats is second only to Tamil Nadu's AIIMS-Madurai in having more vacant MBBS seats.
“We have got students who performed better in NEET this year as compared to last year. Last year, our admission began with rank 869 as against 103 this year. This is an indication of preference for AIIMS-Patna improving among brighter students,” said Dr Umesh Kumar Bhadani, dean (academics) at Patna’s AIIMS, as reported by Hindustan Times.
“It’s surprising why our MBBS seats are vacant. It’s probably because of the skewed system. Some better ranked NEET students, who qualified for AIIMS-Patna through the all-India quota, did not join us this year probably because they got admission in their home state through the state quota,” added Dr Bhadani.
Details of vacant MBBS seats in various AIIMS
As per the officials, after four rounds of all-India quota counselling since January this year, AIIMS-Madurai is left with 13 vacant MBBS seats.
A total of 14 out of the 19 new AIIMS have MBBS seats vacant for the 2021-22 academic session. Of them, three vacancies each exist at Telangana’s AIIMS-Bibi Nagar and Jharkhand’s AIIMS-Deoghar; two each at Gujarat’s AIIMS-Rajkot, AIIMS-Jammu, Assam’s AIIMS-Guwahati, and Punjab’s AIIMS-Bathinda.
Besides, one vacancy each exists at AIIMS-Raipur (in Chhattisgarh), AIIMS-Nagpur (Maharashtra), AIIMS-Bhubaneswar (Odisha), AIIMS-Raebareli (Uttar Pradesh), AIIMS-Rishikesh (Uttarakhand) and AIIMS-Kalyani (West Bengal).