544 students bags MBBS seats in this year in Chennai
The first phase of medical counseling was to close on Thursday, the selection committee was said to have only 544 seats which were allotted to students from the previous batches. Parents of the current batch of students have moved the rank list clearly which showed at least 1000 students from previous batches who had required marks to get an MBBS seat in government quota.
An official from the directorate of medical education stated that 1,653 students from the current batch have bagged medical seats in the government and special quota of 2,257 seats. Its said that as per the court they could allot 548 seats for the previous year students who have applied on this year. By the year end of the first phase they have allotted only 544 said selection committee secretary Dr Usha Sadhasivan.
It is said that there is a quick difference in closing cut offs of last year and there is a difference of at least one mark in all categories. The closing cut-offs show that the last year’s candidates had higher marks than the current year students stated Sunder Vadivel, parent of current year students. As per the comparison of rank lists available with us, several students from the previous batches are eligible for an MBBS seat this year. “Does this mean that they all just generously gave up their seats?”
At the end of the first phase of counseling 2,939 seats were allotted to candidates in both government and private colleges since June 19. All the government medical colleges are filled while 597 seats are not allotted in private colleges. Directorate of medical education, stated that in Government Dental College, 85 seats were filled. As many as 746 candidates are on the waiting list. However, none of the students who were allotted seats were given an admit card, following orders of the Madras High court.
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