NEET 2018 mandatory for BHMS, BAMS Admissions in Odisha. As per the notification released on 13 Feb 2018 by the Health and Family Welfare Department, Government of Odisha, admission to AYUSH UG courses will be based on NEET 2018 for the academic year 2018-19. Those students who are willing to get admission in Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha & Homoeopathy (AYUSH) streams in the Odisha state, are now required to appear in National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). Till last year, admission to both BAMS and BHMS undergraduate courses was done on the basis of OJEE.
This new policy may attract meritorious students to practice in traditional methods of AYUSH applications. However, several students have expressed their displeasure over the sudden announcement.
NEET 2018 must for BHMS/BAMS Admissions in Odisha
As per the notification, the Chairman of Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE) has been asked to cancel its earlier notice for the examinations for admission into Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) and Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS).
Hari Ballav Mishra, Additional Secretary said in his letter to OJEE chief, "This notification has been made under the direction of Union Ministry of AYUSH, which portray that NEET is compulsory to get admission into AYUSH undergraduate courses from the 2018-19 academic year."
The candidates who have already applied to OJEE for BHMS/ BAMS and Pharmacy courses and paid their application fee will be refunded their fees deposited to OJEE. But the candidates who have applied for these courses will get rank only in Pharmacy and will be eligible for admission to B. Pharm courses under OJEE 2018.
The OJEE authority earlier published an advertisement for admission and according to that application process for OJEE has been started from 31 January 2018.
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