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SRM University's VC Prof. Prabir K. Bagchi Speaks on Academia at SRM, Experience, Placement, Expansion and more. Read Full Interview...

SRM University's VC Prof. Prabir K. Bagchi Speaks on Academia at SRM, Experience, Placement, Expansion and more. Read Full Interview...

First of all tell us about your experience in managing such a dynamic university, which has multiple campuses and has expanded its reach to students in multiple regions of the country.

It’s been a little over two years since I’ve taken up charge as The Vice Chancellor, SRM University. I have an extensive milieu both from the industry and academia in developing as well as in developed economies. To my credit, I was awarded the prestigious ACCENTURE AWARD, (with a co-author) twice (1995 and 2004) for outstanding paper in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. I served as Professor, Chairman, Associate Dean and Dean at the Business School, George Washington University since 1989. I also worked with the World Bank and the U.S. Federal Government in various projects including designing and delivering Logistics and Supply Chain Management. I was visiting Researcher at Cranfield, School of Management, Visiting Professor at the University of Turin, Italy and the Norwegian School of Management; a Fulbright Fellow at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi; a Distinguished Fellow at the University of Sydney, Australia, and the Otto Monsted Chair at the Copenhagen Business School. Having done all these, I am happy to be back to the country of my birth. I firmly believe my portfolio has helped me to contribute better as a leader of the University.

The experience in managing such a dynamic university has been challenging because we always aim to be a top notch university. Our strength lies in hosting a diverse population of students and educators at our University.  We have Professors who are trained in India and abroad. They bring with them a rich experience that gives our students the correct mix of skills required for today’s market demands. Educational institutions have changed significantly due to a combination of major change factors, including increasing globalisation especially in the educational system, international exposure, technological advancement and much more. This keeps us on our toes. We strive to ensure our students are provided with holistic growth and development. As Universities are not made of brick and mortar, we pay heed to the voices of our faculty and students. In this sense, the job as Vice Chancellor is to ensure intellectual excellence amidst changes that are coming in various forms to reach better heights of success. As you know, SRM University is a premier multi-stream institution and we are doing our very best to stay at the top.

SRM University’s vision is to create an environment of academic freedom. What are the steps or methods, which help you, achieve this aim?

Academic freedom is very important and a critical component of the democratic process. Academic and educational institutions only contribute to enlighten the thirst of knowledge in students and teachers. As the American Academic Community's core policy document states, "institutions of higher education are conducted for the common good and not to further the interest of either the individual teacher or the institution as a whole. The common good depends upon the free search for truth and its free exposition" (1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure, which has been endorsed by more than 240 national scholarly and educational associations). We strongly believe in learning as a two-way process – teacher-student-student-teacher. The environment is so challenging in the sense that answers are always being sought by the learners and the learned. In the vision to maintain high standards of academic freedom, SRM University encourages students and teachers to climb the extra step in challenging the existing paradigms. Beyond the classroom setting there is an active interaction between students and teachers in a variety of clubs, programs, workshops, events, conferences etc., all intended to spruce the mind constantly in different ways of thinking and imparting knowledge. 

SRM University boasts of a diversified crowd at the University. The university also sends students to foreign universities for Semester Abroad Program. Can you elaborate on the kind of tie-ups you have with foreign universities and how you select the students for the program?

Internationalism is an integral component of SRM’s teaching–learning process. It permeates every dimension of the university and sets an impact on the students, faculty and research.  Indeed, one of the mission statements of SRM is devoted to internationalism: Move up through international alliances and collaborative initiatives to achieve global excellence. Student mobility has been promoted at SRM for a long time.  SRM is a pioneer in developing the concept of Semester Abroad Program or SAP for short.  In this, a student is able to spend one semester in any one of our over 90 global partners to either do their research internship or study courses. The students are able to earn credits that are then made integral to their degree program back home.  The SAP programs provide an exposure to international teaching–learning methodologies while they continue to be students at SRM.  In addition to gaining academically, the exposure also builds on the overall confidence and personality of the student.  They also absorb transferable soft skills like team working, analytical skills, communicational skills etc. 

SRM sends several hundred students every year to nearly 14 countries like USA, Netherlands, Ireland, Dubai, UK, France, Sweden, Spain, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Australia and Chile.  Some well-known institutions include CMU, UC Davis, University of Wisconsin – Madison, University of Warwick, University of Edinburgh, Umea University, Waseda University, Sungkyunkwan University, NTHU, George Washington University and University of Western Sydney to name a few. It is important to give students alternative pathways for their studies. They can either complete their studies at SRM and then progress to a higher education institution abroad or complete part of a course at SRM and transfer to a partner institution abroad to complete a course.  The transfer would either be in the form of a dual degree where both institutions provide a degree or transferring once for all to obtain a degree only from the partner institution.  SRM has such arrangements with 12 institutions like IIT Chicago, University of Toledo, George Washington University, University of Warwick, University of Dundee, University of Hull, to name a few.

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SRM’s flagship program is with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU).  The university is only one of two institutions in India that CMU has tied up with. The MSIT-ESE is a 16-month specialised degree program. With an identical curriculum to Carnegie Mellon’s campus program, the study begins in year one in Chennai at SRM’s School of Computing and School of Electrical Engineering.  After completing the ¬first two semesters at SRM University, students then proceed to CMU to continue their program in residence.  Upon successful completion of the degree requirements, graduates may elect to remain in the U.S., to pursue professional opportunities, a defi­nitive return on one’s educational and professional career investment. Three of our students- Sujith Vijayakumar, Vaishali Suresh, and Prashaanth Ragupathy, completed their courses and have landed with their dream careers in core engineering companies in the USA.  Other popular twinnings and transfer programmes include one in Germany called IGCHE. In this program students in certain branches of engineering complete 3 years in SRM and spend the 4th year in Germany to earn two degrees. The students do not pay any fees in their fourth year, and career prospects are assured with top-notch jobs or pathways for higher studies.

Other aspects of internationalism include faculty visits and research collaboration.  Under the Faculty Abroad Programme, faculty spend up to six months overseas to upgrade skills and competencies in all dimensions of teaching-learning and research, which are then incorporated into SRM processes on their return. Also, several faculties from partner universities, visit SRM to deliver lectures, seminars and workshops for students. 

What is your mantra to create a positive academic culture at the various SRM campuses?

The mantra is to find the right mix of academic rigour, the relevance of academics to the demands of the market and research. There is an urgent need to look beyond classroom interactions, examinations and degrees to see what the market requires. After all the bottom line is, the young mind must be successful in the walk of life. We emphasise on the following: Ask questions to know better, Ask even if you don’t understand a thing, Take initiatives, Know your strength, Identify your learning style, Set your priorities right, Think out of the box, Aim high, and Be abreast of the changes around. For this, there has to be constant interaction between academia and industry, not merely for the purpose of upgrading the syllabi and course content but also for the purpose of engaging usefully in projects and internships that pave the way for brighter prospects. We encourage our students and faculty to focus on research and publications and this is one of our primary objectives in all our campuses.

As we are discussing SRM campuses, you recently established the Amravati Campus. Congratulation on the expansion! Are there any more expansion plan in the pipeline?

SRM University, AP-Amravati is a New Age University, born in the age of technological innovation and discovery, the likes of which have never been seen before in India. It is, therefore, imperative for Universities to produce talents to sustain and nurture this revolution and for India to maintain its global edge in a competitive world.  SRM University, AP-Amravati is designed to do just that. From its birth, it is imbibing the best in the world. The teams of academics are pioneers in their fields, involved in ground-breaking research from leading universities from all over the world. The University is also partnering with the world's best names for educational method and philosophy, campus design and infrastructure, learning and living spaces, recruitment of faculty and leadership. Noticeable examples are the MoU it has just signed with MIT, U.S., in the development and design of its curriculum through the use of MITx courses, Perkins + Will, leading American architects who designed the university, and Perrett Laver and Society, global search firms from UK, who are involved in the recruitment of senior leadership roles and faculty. The University aims to establish a centre of excellence that is both globally connected and is a regionally transformative for research and education at the heart of a new, modern, vibrant metropolis.

About further expansion, at any given time we are always open to seeing where and how SRM University can expand.  It is a dynamic situation and long-term strategizing is needed. We have to be prudent in assessing and drawing plans accordingly but will seize every opportunity that presents itself. The collective experience gained in establishing a network of over 20 educational institutions with over 60,000 students, is the strength the group has in identifying opportunities, assessing them, and formulating plans to make it a reality. Yet at the same time, one would have to be careful while drawing expansion programs for the simple reason we would have to see what is really in need. As you are aware, there are swings in the interest of the young student population coming into the portals of higher education.

The university had recently held a counselling session on SRMJEE on May 14. How was the response from the students towards Amravati campus?

The newly launched SRM University-Amaravati has elicited an overwhelming response from the students. Nearly 3,178 students expressed their interest in applying for Amaravati campus. During the first day of Cycle 1 admissions, 10 toppers of SRM JEEE including the 51st rank holder opted for Amaravati.

The campus will bring together diverse cultures, backgrounds, and experiences from across the country. The University maintains a very stringent academic requirement. Upon entry, students enter a world of discovery to rise to face the challenges with zeal and therefore transcend their visions into reality. Added to that is the world class infrastructure being created and teaching- learning processes being integrated from world class institutions like MIT, are set to provide a truly transformational experience to the students. Recognising these special attributes of the new University, was a key factor to the encouraging response that was seen in the admission process.

When heading an educational institute, it is very important to have a dynamic approach toward both student and faculty development. How do you achieve that?

Students and faculty are the main stakeholders in any academic institution and it is critical that any administrator maintains a dynamic posture to ensure the highest standards of achievement. In some ways, the demands of the faculty and students are similar—they both ask for good infrastructure and an intellectual environment that is challenging. At SRM University and in the different disciplines, students have the liberty and are constantly encouraged to pursue their dreams and passion be it in India or overseas. The University liberally funds those who want to explore the student semester abroad program, and likewise, faculty members are also encouraged to look at this option. We have institutional arrangements with more than 90 universities around the world and we constantly encourage students and faculty to explore opportunities that are available. We do have programs like “Meet the VC” – where faculty interacts with the Vice Chancellor and discusses measures for better performance, “Tea with VC” – students interact with the Vice Chancellor and represent their thoughts and ideas. Apart from such initiatives, we do have student ambassadors--students also serve on various committees and cells along with their faculty.

Can you elaborate on the placement and training cell of SRM University? What are the initiatives taken by the cell to ensure smooth placement drive for students? What are top companies, which have been a regular visitor at SRM for placements?

The Career Centre in SRM University plays a vital role in making SRM a favoured destination for many national and international organisations to recruit fresh talent nurtured at the University. The excellent infrastructure of the Career Centre facilitates activities like pre-placement talks, written tests, group discussions, and interviews as per the requirements of the recruiting organisations. Career Centre encompasses the Placement Office (PO) and the Career Development Centre (CDC).  The Career Centre enables the students to take up in-plant training and project work in major industries.  Continuous institute-industry interaction, pre-joining learning initiatives, participating in industrial exhibitions, fairs, seminars to promote useful interaction with the industries and alumni activities are some of the initiatives of the Placement Office.  Other initiatives include MOUs for Curriculum and Faculty Development with industry giants like TCS, KPIT, Mahindra & Mahindra, and Wipro to name a few. The Career Development Centre has three verticals Quants, Soft Skills and Verbal with a team of highly experienced faculty to prepare students across six semesters and make them industry ready. International companies like Works Application, YKK Group, Fuji Xerox, NEC, EMRIL, CCC etc. visit SRM University for campus recruitment offering packages ranging from Rs.18 Lakhs p.a. to Rs. 35 Lakhs p.a. This academic year has seen a record of 440 companies visiting our campus to recruit talent which in itself is a testimony to SRM University’s commitment to excellence.

In last few years we have seen education sector move more towards digital presence. How do you think it helps in reaching a wider range of students?

Globalisation and the revolutions in information technology have made a profound impact in every profession, teaching and academia included. Gone are the days when students walk into a class, listen to a lecture and move on to the next class. Today we have “Smart Classes” and students have before them so many tools with which they enhance their knowledge over and beyond the subject matter on hand. The Internet has spread its wings beyond our imagination. The student community is the master of the digital world. On the one hand, an argument has been made that modern gadgets have made students a little slow in the natural learning curve; but on the other hand, the extensiveness of the spread of availability of technology shows the intensity of wanting to go beyond! Technology has also altered the search philosophy of students. They have their own ways of selecting a course or the institution. Therefore to attract the best students, it is extremely important to know the priorities and demands of the students and to display their needs accordingly, preferably digitally.

These days every premier institute in the country has implemented digital technologies for classroom teaching and is experimenting with the methods of teaching. What are the new modes of teaching, which SRM has introduced across its campuses, and how do you think it has helped students at SRM to be prepared for the professional world?

In today’s world students have to be quick on the draw and for more than one reason. The outside world is not only changing constantly but is becoming increasingly challenging and complex by the day; hence an institution like SRM will have to be prepared for any situation. There are some merits left yet for the chalk and talk method but slowly Professors are moving away to newer forms of teaching. Today, across campuses we encourage our faculty to have more student presentations like the ones they have in a graduate seminar in the United States. This allows students to not only prepare extensively but also in the process fine tunes language and presentation skills which are necessary for employment. 

Learning and Teaching in higher education should also evolve with the changing times and requirements of the current and future generation learners.SRM University Learning Centre (ULC) is an entity that helps update both teachers and learners to adopt best practices followed across the globe and also evolve future requirements to keep upbeat with the ever changing requirements of the higher education market. Presently, ULC conducts training workshops for improving teacher’s abilities to evolve curricula, technology-enabled learning, skill enhancement and educational research. For students; ULC helps in reducing the academic and industrial knowledge requirements, deeper learning strategies, technology assisted self-learning tools and techniques.ULC team comprises of experienced academics who aims at reinforcing skills and pedagogy. A broad spectrum of academic practice workshops covering innovative teaching-learning practices, research and implementation of guided learning techniques help enhance learning thereby, building a society of industry ready engineers who are professionally and personally an asset. Technology-assisted learning like eCurricula, eLab, eLearn, eVerify, eThink etc., offer global standards of academic ambience triggering the rigour of the students with relevant and reliable outcomes and skills. The purpose of learning is met as the students are actively engaged making this centre a place of possibility.

You have had considerable experience in the field of Supply Chain Management. How does your experience in the field help you manage the operations at SRM and maintain a balance between the productivity of faculty members and performance of students?

Supply chain works efficiently when there is integration among various entities that comprise the supply chain. Likewise, universities succeed when the principal entities, the faculty, students, employers, and administration work together in unison just like a symphony produces melodious sound when all instruments and accompaniments work together. I believe supply chain management offers a realistic perspective for managing a complex organisation such as a large university like SRM.

You have published 50 journal articles and also serve as an examiner for PhD dissertations. What changes do you feel should be introduced in the current academia to promote more students to take up research in various fields?

The most important ingredient for transforming a large Indian private university is to identify, recruit, nurture, and reward competent faculty members. Unfortunately, this is one area where all Indian universities seriously lag behind. I am appalled to observe that we often do not realise the value and importance of our faculty members and often fail to show enough respect for our faculty. This must change immediately. In Indian institutions, I still find to my utter disbelief that seniority (and not competence and accomplishments) is the principal factor for career progression. Competence and achievement are often taken as afterthoughts. If India wants to benefit from “demographic dividend”, competence and performance must become the sole criteria for career progression.

What are the qualities, which over the year have helped you, create a brand name for SRM?

The brand name comes from many aspects that have been meticulously nourished over years by the top Management, and as the Vice Chancellor, my job is to carry the process forward towards a path of continuous improvement. We pay a lot of attention to the quality of education and in ensuring that the process is holistic. When a student graduates from SRM University, he/she not merely walks away with a degree in hand; but with the pride that they are a good citizen of India and the world. Students have to recognise the diversity of India and with this diversity comes the different faces of the country. If our students are able to understand the complexities of the divide and how to bridge them, we have done well. We aim to offer quality products/ services, this builds our brand effectively.

SRM is taking huge strides in the field of education and has already established itself as one of the best universities in India for Technical Education. How do you intend to expand its reach and make it one of the top educational institutes for other streams as well?

While we are indeed one of the best universities in India for technical education, we are also known for our other streams as well, be it in the realm of medical, dental, health sciences, management, sciences, social sciences, humanities and law. We have good programs in non-technical streams and they have been well recognised in India and outside; and this is primarily judged from the student intake every year, which is continually on the rise. That said, there is no doubt that we have to keep improving and one way we do this is to keep a prime focus on a vibrant course structure that is in tune with what the corporate and business houses are asking for. And at the same time, we keep a lot of emphasis on research and publications of faculty and post-graduate students including those who are pursuing the doctoral programs. As the demand for non-technical courses grows, we need to be ever vigilant on getting the right student and recruiting suitable faculty. This is what makes the difference at SRM University. 

One last question, with so many educational institutes trying to lure students with the promise of world-class infrastructure and 100% placement, how do you think students should differentiate between institutes, which deliver on their promises, and institutes, which don’t? What are the parameters on which a student should judge an institute?

Students are quite smart these days to tell the difference between a reputed institution and a fly by night operation. At the same time, there is the mushrooming of institutions, many of whom are subsequently known to be of dubious quality. Infrastructure goes beyond building four walls; it requires passionate commitment and constant care to ensure that the student is exposed only to the best. The quality of teaching and competence of research faculty should matter more prominently. The environment of the learning process is something to be paid attention to. The freedom and opportunity to think, express views and act is a sign of a good institution. These are a few things that students and parents look for. And this is where we make the difference! In short, it is the faculty that makes a difference and students and parents must look for the distinctive competence of faculty and their teaching and research record.

IGNOU 2020 TEE Answer Booklets & Re-evaluation Now Allowed to Applicants
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IGNOU 2020 TEE Answer Booklets & Re-evaluation Now Allowed to Applicants

IGNOU 2020 TEE Answer Booklets & Re-evaluation Now Allowed to Applicants

Students participated in Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) June 2020 TEE, and December 2019 TEE exam will now be allowed to apply for the xerox copies of answer booklets. Indira Gandhi National Open University has decided to allow the students for the revaluation and re totalling of marks, they scored in these examinations.

The results of IGNOU June 2020 TEE were announced on October 1. With the upcoming facility of issuance of the photocopy of answer booklets, the students who were dissatisfied with their results can apply for the revaluation of marks scored in the term-end examinations and the photocopies of IGNOU TEE answer sheets. 

The application for the same will have to be made online on the official website of the university. Students simply need to go to the IGNOU website and click apply on the designated link. After which, a few details need to be filled, followed by the payment of the application fee and submission of the application form. 

It must be noted that the applications for revaluation and photocopies of IGNOU December 2019 TEE and IGNOU June 2020 TEE of exams comprising MCQ type questions are disallowed. 

According to the statement in the IGNOU revaluation window,  “Reevaluation and copy of Answerscripts is not available for the Following Exam for Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) type and conducted on OMR sheets.”

Students can apply for and get the photocopies of the answer booklets of IGNOU June TEE and IGNOU December TEE examinations if the answer copy has not been handled for Re-evaluation. Students can either first make an application for the copy of Answer Sheet, followed by an application for Re-evaluation or go for both simultaneously. 


 

UP Govt to pay Education Expenses of NEET Topper
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UP Govt to pay Education Expenses of NEET Topper

UP Govt to pay Education Expenses of NEET Topper

Education expenses of NEET topper Akansha Singh will be paid by Uttar Pradesh Government. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has made an announcement about the disbursement of her graduation expenses. These expenses will include the expenditure of food and lodging during all the academic levels of her graduation.

Akansha Singh lives in Kushinagar district of UP and has achieved 100% score in NEET 2020 exam.  

Though Akansha was given second rank in the examination, she has been declared as top-ranked along with Soyeb Aftab who is native of Odisha state. On the direction of CM Yogi Adityanath, a letter is to be sent by the chief secretary of UP state, to the authorities concerned for the declaration of NEET 2020 ranks to declare Akansha Singh and Soyeb Aftab, both as the first rankers of NEET 2020 examination as they both have scored 720 marks out of maximum score of 720. 

Besides, personal wishes are sent from UP CM to the family members and parents of AKansha Singh, laurelled the top- scorer as an ideal for all the girls. CM Yogi Adityanath appreciated the hard -work she has made and the high perseverance she has maintained throughout her preparation. 

On the other side, Shoyeb Aftab has also created a history with a full score of 720/720 and All India Rank of 1. He is the first-ever candidate to score 100% in NEET examination. From Odisha state also, he is the first student to Top NEET. With this high score, he hopes to get admission in AIIMS New Delhi. 

NEET 2020 comprises a sum of 180 MCQ type questions for a maximum of 720 marks. Qualified candidates who have scored at least or more than NEET 2020 cut-off are considered eligible to participate in the counselling process of NEET 2020. This implies that the candidates with scores more than NTA NEET 2020 cut-off will be eligible for enrollment to state-quota seats India quota (AIQ) seats through NEET 2020 counselling. The NEET 2020 cutoff for students who belong to General Category is 147. The highest number of students who have qualified NEET 2020 are from Uttar Pradesh followed by Maharashtra.

 

KPPGCA Releases KMAT 2020 Admit Card
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KPPGCA Releases KMAT 2020 Admit Card

KPPGCA Releases KMAT 2020 Admit Card

Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association, KPPGCA has released the admit card for KMAT 2020 for the eligible candidates who applied for the examination by filling the application form and paying the prescribed application fee. The admit card has been released via online mode on the official website of KPPGCA on 27th October 2020. 

Successful candidates need to download their admit card from the official website i.e. kmatindia.com. using their login credentials.

Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) 2020 is an entrance examination that will be conducted by KPPGCA (Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association) to offer enrollment to the qualified candidates in 189+ AICTE or University accredited Management Schools established in Bangalore and Karnataka. This year, the examination will be conducted on 29th October 2020 for admission to management institutes in the state. 

The exam will take place via online mode, keeping in mind all the precautionary measures amid COVID-19. All the participants must carry along their KMAT Admit Card otherwise the entry to the exam hall is prohibited. Check below the simple steps to download the KMAT 2020 Admit Card. 

Step 1: Go to the official website i.e. kmatindia.com.

Step 2: Click on the link that reads KMAT Admit Card 2020.

Step 3: Enter the details asked on the page and download the KMAT 2020 admit card.

Step 4: Save a copy of KMAT Admit Card 2020 for future reference.

KMAT 2020: Official notice

According to the latest official notification on the website, Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) 2020 will be conducted throughout the country and in more than 10 cities in Karnataka and Karnataka. Anyone from any part of India or world is allowed to apply for the examination.


 

 

 

230 Additional Seats For MBBS In Four Medical Colleges In Rajasthan
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230 Additional Seats For MBBS In Four Medical Colleges In Rajasthan

230 Additional Seats For MBBS In Four Medical Colleges In Rajasthan

According to an official statement by Raghu Sharma, Rajasthan Health Minister, approval for the additional seats in MBBS in Rajasthan has been granted. 230 additional seats have been green signalled for the MBBS programmes at four medical schools in the state. 50 additional seats will be given to the medical schools in Udaipur and Ajmer. As far as Barmer Medical College is concerned, there will be an increment of 30 seats this year. 

In comparison to last year when there was a total increment of 550 seats, seats added this year are lower. However, if taken together, the total addition in MBBS seats in the last two years reaches 880 in Rajasthan, thereby making a sum of 2830 total MBBS seats in Rajasthan, today. 

The initiation of Srikalyan Government Medical College, Sikar has also received approval by the National Medical Science Commission. The Srikalyan Government Medical College, Sikar will be started in the session 2020-21. 

Sikar is a native district and approval of a medical college in Sikar was great news for Govind Singh Dotasara, Congress State President, who expressed extreme joy through a tweet over the approval.

"The much-awaited Sikar Medical College has received the approval of the National Medical Science Commission. It is a result of the strong will power of the Congress government of the state that the Sikar people have got their right, their medical college," a tweet by Mr Dotasara.

NEET 2020 Counselling: To Start from Tomorrow, Make Sure To Register
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NEET 2020 Counselling: To Start from Tomorrow, Make Sure To Register

The news highlights the commencement of first round of NEET 2020 Counselling from Tomorrow

The first round of the NEET 2020 Counselling will start from 27th of October 2020 by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). The first round of seat allotment under this process will commence from tomorrow. The counselling process will be conducted only for those candidates who have qualified the NEET 2020 exam. Unqualified aspirants will not be able to take part in the same. However, the registration is mandatory for the eligible candidates to participate in the counselling. 

Registration for the first round of seat allotment needs to be done on the official website of MCC - mcc.nic.in. and will remain open till 2nd November 2020 before 5 pm. It must be noted that registration must be done before the deadlines otherwise the participation in the seat allotment process is prohibited. 

NEET 2020 registration process seeks the names of the courses and colleges preferred by the candidates that means the candidates will have to fill in their choices about the college and the course during the registration process. However, the candidates will be allowed to fill in their preference within a specific course of time i.e. from 28th October 2020 to 2nd November 2020, after that the preferences will be frozen. 

Followed by the 2nd round of seat allotment, details about which will be notified very soon, the 1st round will be conducted on 3rd and 4th November and the results of the same will be declared on 5th November 2020. Here is the process to register for the counselling process of NEET 2020:

NEET counselling 2020: Online registration process

Step 1: Go to the official website of MCC i.e. mcc.nic.in.

Step 2: Find and click on the ‘UG Medical Counselling’ link available on the homepage.

Step 3: Click on ‘New Registration’.

Step 4: Save your new login ID and password that will appear on the screen.

Step 5: Click on ‘Candidate Login’ and enter your new login credentials.

Step 6: Enter all the details asked.

Step 7: You will get a registration slip after filling all the details. 

Step 8: Make a payment of the registration fee. 

The registration fee needs to be paid before the deadline and the due date for the payment of the registration fee for NEET 2020 Counselling's first round is 2nd November 2020.