The Government Kilpauk Medical College will admit 150 students as against the 100 students admitted last year, Health Minister V.S. Vijay announced on Monday. Releasing the rank list of candidates for the medical and dental courses, the minister said the government had received permission to admit 50 students in KMC while permission to admit another 50 students to Chengalpet Medical College is expected in a few days.
A total of 1,696 seats are now available in 17 medical colleges for students from the State and 85 seats in the only government-run dental college. The Medical Council of India had completed the mandatory three rounds of inspection and 10 days ago the MCI representatives had made another visit to the Government Medical College in Sivaganga. “We hope to get the permission to admit 100 students before July 15,” he said. The State-run medical colleges have 1995 seats of which 299 are reserved under the All India quota. There are 838 seats in the 11 self-financing medical colleges and 898 seats in the 18 private dental colleges in the State. Three percent of the seats are reserved for persons with disability.
Of the 28,354 applications received, 27,877 were found to eligible. A total of 10,475 applicants were first generation learners and 1,895 candidates who had passed class XII in the previous academic years had applied.
A total of 16 students have scored centum and are eligible for the MBBS/BDS courses. Gowtham of Tiruchi and S. Sushmitha of Palladam, both students of S.K.V. Higher Secondary School, Kandapalayam, Namakkal, have been ranked first and second in the list. Aashish Rajesh of DAV Higher Secondary School, Gopalapuram, Chennai, has bagged the third rank. The rank list is available at tnhealth.org and tn.gov.in.
Counselling for special category will begin on July 5 and by July 15 counselling for all seats is expected to be completed.
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