Trends in the allotments of Medical and Allied Courses after the First Allotment - KEAM 2022

Dr.Santhosh.S, Former Joint Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, Kerala

The first allotment to the three medical courses BAMS, BHMS and BSMS along with allotments to the allied courses B.V.Sc & AH , B.Sc (Hon.) Agriculture , B.Sc (Hon.) Forestry, B.F.Sc Fisheries, B.Sc (Hons.) Climate change and Environmental Science, B.Sc. (Hons.) Co-operation & Banking and B.Tech Biotechnology were done after the second allotments to MBBS/BDS courses under KEAM 2022. The allotments to the B.Pharm course were also done at this stage while BUMS was not considered. The allotments to the AYUSH courses were done based on the Kerala State Medical Rank formed from the list of NEET UG-2022 medical rank applying the nativity conditions. The candidates were allotted to the Ayurveda course based on the Kerala State Medical rank combined with Sanskrit weightage wherever applicable to form the Ayurveda rank list. The allotments to the allied courses were based on the ranks prepared from the NEET(UG) list as per state conditions listed in the KEAM 2022 prospectus. The Pharmacy allotments are based on the Pharmacy rank based on the transformed score of Paper 1-Physics and Chemistry of KEAM 2022. The present analysis is based on the Last Ranks (LR) published under KEAM 2022 focusing on the State Merit (SM) category.

There were 16 Ayurveda medical colleges (5 Government & 11 Self-financing), five Homoeo medical colleges and one Siddha college under the medical stream. In the allied stream , there were 12 government institutions for allotments . There were 54 institutions (5 Government and 49 Self-financing) for Pharmacy allotments. A total of 1876 candidates were allotted to AYUSH and Allied courses together while 1761 candidates were allotted to B.Pharm course in all categories.

The medical aspirants have favoured B.V.Sc & AH (LR 4235) course as the most preferred course after MBS/BDS followed by B.Sc (Hon.) Agriculture (LR 5684) , B.Sc (Hon.) Forestry (LR 7236), BAMS (LR 7449 ) and B.F.Sc Fisheries (LR 8994).The B.Tech Bio- Technology (LR 7301 ) course was also dearest among the candidates . The College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Trichur , College of Horticulture, Trichur and College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Wayanad were the favoured institutions preferred by the aspirants among the allied courses.

Candidates up to the rank of 8727 have received allotments in B.Sc (Hons.) Climate change and Environmental Science while the last rank of allotted candidate to the B.Sc. (Hons.) Co- operation & Banking course was 9478. The closing rank of B.Tech Biotechnology was 7301. The candidates belonging to economically weaker section have received allotments up to the rank of 13931 in one of the allied courses.

Among the three AYUSH courses, BAMS (LR 7449) was preferred by the aspirants followed by BHMS (LR 9061). AYUSH aspirants have preferred Kottakal Ayurveda medical college (LR 5739) followed by Government Ayurveda College, Trivandrum (LR-6290) and Ayurveda medical college, Thrippunithura (LR-7349) for BAMS course among government colleges.

The last rank of allotment to BAMS course under private self-financing colleges was 19289 under state merit (SM) category. Ahalia Ayurveda medical college, Palakkad ( LR 12445) followed by Pankaja Kasthuri Ayurveda medical college, Trivandrum (LR 15284) and Ashtamgam Ayurveda Chikilsalayam and Vidhyapeedham, Palakkad (LR 15403) were the preferred Ayurveda medical colleges under private sector by the meritorious AYUSH candidates. The candidates from economically weaker sections have received allotments up to the rank of 11159 in government colleges for BAMS course as compared to the closing rank of 29383 in private sector under state merit category.

The most preferred college for BHMS course were Kozhikkode Homoeo Medical college (LR 6633) and A N S S Homoeopathic Medical College , Kottayam (LR 8566) .Candidates up to the rank of 13942 were allotted under economically weaker section to the BHMS course. The closing rank of BSMS course was 18918 under SM category and 28228 respectively.

Allotments to the B.Pharm course were given up to the Pharmacy rank of 3310 in government sector compared to the closing rank of 35401 in private sector under state merit.The most preferred Government Pharmacy College was College of Pharmaceutical Science, Kozhikkode (LR 922) followed by College of Pharmaceutical Science, Alappuzha (LR 2416) and College of Pharmaceutical Science, Kannur (LR 3036). The preferred self- financing colleges were Ahalia School of Pharmacy, Palakkad (LR 7274) , Al Shifa College of Pharmacy, Kizhattur (LR 8974) and JDT Islam College of Pharmacy, Kozhikode (LR 8993 ). Candidates from economically weaker sections have received allotment in B.Pharm course up to the Pharmacy rank of 47724.