NEW DELHI: The government of Madhya Pradesh has decided to reserve 5% of seats in MBBS and BDS programmes for students attending government schools. This decision was made in response to recent revisions made to the Medical Education Admission Rules (2018).
In a notice, the state government also announced a 30% reservation for women in all courses in all colleges and a 5% reservation for physically challenged candidates. Freedom fighters and Army aspirants seeking MBBS and BDS admission will receive a 3% quota.
The new revisions will help government school 6–12 students. Students studying in private schools from classes 1 to 8 under the Right to Education Act (RTE) and enrolling in government schools from classes 9 to 12 would also be subject to reservation laws.
The district education officer, district coordinator, or assistant commissioner of the relevant department must issue the original certificate for government school students to enrol in the medical graduate programme.
Medical school admissions are based on NEET scores. In February 2023, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced medical school reservations for government school students regardless of caste.
He stated that government schoolchildren must be protected, or they will lag behind private school students.