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Responding to the demands and requests of student community in Jammu and Kashmir Lt. Governor took a path breaking decision in favour the students.

Recently The Administrative Council which met under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor, G C Murmu decided that the Jammu and Kashmir will continue with its existing scheme regarding admissions to the NEET, Under Graduate and Post Graduate Courses and not to contribute to scheme of All India quota for the academic year 2020-21.

The decision has been taken in view of the fact that the union territory of J&K has its own reservation policy. In J&K Reservation Policy, various categories of socially and educationally backward classes comprising RBA, OSC, ALC, besides other categories viz Sports, Children of Defense Personnel (CDP), Children of State Police Personnel & Paramilitary forces (Permanent Residents) Serving in J&K State (JKPM) etc. are included thereby providing equitable opportunities/ representation to all the category candidates in admissions to undergraduate and postgraduate medical courses.

The J&K Reservation Policy affords an opportunity to female candidates and students of backward areas to compete in the competitive examinations, including medical examinations, successfully.

Students in Jammu and Kashmir have welcomed the decisions of administrative council for delinking the students for NEET from the all India level quota for the academic year of 2020-21. The students have also demanded that the cut off percentage should not be linked to the all India level competition for NEET so that they can get admissions to different medical colleges within the merit of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

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