Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has said that seats of medical and dental colleges not filled by foreign graduates will be converted into local open merit seats with local student fee schedule.
According to an official of PMDC, if any seat of foreign or self-finance quota remains vacant due to unavailability of eligible candidates or otherwise, it will stand transferred to open merit quota and the student will be charged fee and charges prescribed for open merit seat.
He said that no candidate will be eligible for foreign quota seats in public and private medical and dental institutions unless he or she holds a permanent foreign nationality or dual nationality or overseas Pakistani status and who has physically studied and passed secondary school certificate (SSC) and HSSC passing 12th grade examination or equivalent from outside Pakistan.
He said that institutions will announce admission process in its constituent or affiliated colleges with details of open merit and foreign quota seats simultaneously and the merit list will be displayed on university official website. He said selected candidates for medical and dental colleges will submit fee within seven days.
He said that no public and private medical or dental institution or its admitting or affiliating university will hold its own admission test, aptitude test or interview.—APP