Admission in Homoeopathy
CENTRAL COUNCIL OF HOMOEOPATHY NOTIFICATION New Delhi, the 14th December, 2018
In the Homoeopathy (Degree Course) Regulations, 1983 (hereinafter referred to as the said regulations), in regulation 4, –
(a) in sub-regulation (i), the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:- “Provided that-
(i) the candidate must have passed in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English individually and must have obtained a minimum of fifty per cent. marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology at the qualifying examination mentioned above for unreserved candidates and forty per cent. marks in respect of the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes;
(ii) candidate with benchmark disabilities as specified under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (49 of 2016), the minimum qualifying marks in qualifying examination in Physics, Chemistry and Biology shall be forty-five per cent. for general category and forty per cent. for the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes.”;
b) for sub-regulation (ii), the following sub-regulation shall be substituted, namely:-
“(ii) No candidate shall be admitted to B.H.M.S. Degree Course unless he has attained the age of seventeen years on or before the 31st December of the year of this admission in the first year of the course and not older than the age of twenty-five years on or before the 31st December of the year of admission in the first year of the course: Provided that the upper age limit may be relaxed by five years to the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes and physically handicapped candidates.”.
3. In the said regulations, in regulation 4A, for sub-regulation (i), the following sub-regulation shall be substituted, namely:-
“(i) There shall be a uniform entrance examination to all medical institutions at the undergraduate level, namely the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to undergraduate course in each academic year and shall be conducted by an authority designated by the Central Government;
(ii) In order to be eligible for admission to undergraduate course for an academic year, it shall be necessary for a candidate to obtain minimum of marks at 50th percentile in the ‘National Eligibility Entrance Test for undergraduate course’ held for the said academic year:
Provided that in respect of-
(a) candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes, the minimum marks shall be at 40th percentile;
(b) candidates with benchmark disabilities specified under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (49 of 2016), the minimum marks shall be at 45th percentile for General Category and 40th percentile for the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes.
Explanation. – The percentile shall be determined on the basis of highest marks secured in the all India common merit list in the National Eligibility Entrance Test for undergraduate courses:
Provided further that when sufficient number of candidates in the respective categories fail to secure minimum marks in the National Eligibility Entrance Test, as specified above, held for any academic year for admission to undergraduate courses, the Central Government in consultation with Central Council may at its discretion lower the minimum marks required for admission to undergraduate course for candidates belonging to respective categories and marks so lowered by the Central Government shall be applicable for that academic year only.
(iii) An all India common merit list as well as State-wise merit list of the eligible candidates shall be prepared on the basis of the marks obtained in the National Eligibility Entrance Test and the candidates, within the respective categories, shall be admitted to undergraduate course from the said merit lists only.
(iv) The seat matrix for admission in the Government, Government-aided Institutions and Private Institutions shall be fifteen per cent. for the all India quota and eighty-five per cent. for the States and Union territories quota.
(v) The designated authority for counseling for all admissions to undergraduate course in all Homoeopathy educational institutions in the States and Union territories including institutions established by the States Government, University, Deemed University, Trust, Society, Minority Institution, Corporation or Company 8 THE GAZETTE OF INDIA : EXTRAORDINARY [PART III—SEC. 4] shall be the respective State or Union territory in accordance with the relevant rules and regulations of the concerned State or Union territory Government, as the case may be.
(vi) The counseling for all admissions to undergraduate course for seats under the all India quota as well as for all Homoeopathy educational institutions established by the Central Government shall be conducted by the authority designated by the Central Government.
(vii) No candidate who has failed to obtain the minimum eligibility marks as specified above shall be admitted to undergraduate course in the said academic year.
(viii) No authority or institution shall admit any candidate to the undergraduate course in contravention of the criteria or procedure as laid down by these regulations in respect of admissions and any candidate admitted in contravention of the said criteria or procedure shall be discharged by the Central Council forthwith.
(ix) The authority or institution which grants admission to any student in contravention of the aforesaid criteria or procedure shall be liable to face action in terms of the provisions of the Act.
(x) For foreign national candidates any other equivalent qualification to be approved by the Central Government may be allowed, and entrance examination for admission to undergraduate course namely the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) shall not be applicable for foreign national candidates.”.