Fresh JEE for SC, ST candidates in Tripura
Agartala, Sep 11 (PTI) An all party meeting today resolved to conduct
a fresh Joint Entrance Examination for SC, ST candidates for admission
to the vacant seats of Agartala Govt Medical College (AGMC), official
Two seats for SCs and 27 seats for STs remained vacant as the
candidates could not secure 40 per cent marks in the JEE, the minimum
requirement for admission to any medical college as per the MCI
guideline, they said.
Tripura Higher Education Minister Anil Sarkar said a fresh Joint
Entrance Examination (JEE) on PCB group will now be conducted by
Sarkar said ST/SC students who had secured 40 per cent marks in this
year''s higher secondary exams would be allowed to appear in the test.
"The all-party meeting, which met today following request from the
council of ministers, was in favour of holding fresh JEE on PCB group
for ST/SC students," he said.
Earlier, the all-party meeting decided to review the results of this
year''s Joint Entrance Examinations. But the Council of Ministers had
discussed various options yesterday to get over the impasse and
referred the matter to the all-party committee.
Sarkar said the decision of all-party committee would be conveyed to
the Medical Council of India (MCI) very shortly.
The government was in favour of completing the admission process by
September 30, a day before the last scheduled time for admission to
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