A total of 33 students of the 2010-11 batch of DD Medical College, Tiruvallur, were placed in the three government medical colleges in the city. The rest of the students were allotted seats in 14 other government-run medical colleges across the State.
Counselling for reallocation of seats for the 149 students was held on Thursday at Kilpauk Medical College, following the usual merit and communal rotation norms.
Thirteen students have been admitted to MMC, while 11 have joined Stanley Medical College. Another nine students have joined Kilpauk Medical College.
According to medical education department officials, the students were allotted seats in the 17 medical colleges that existed in 2010. The students were not offered seats in medical colleges in Sivaganga and Tiruvannamalai as they did not exist then. Also, the seat matrix was decided based on the students’ marks and communal rotation. At that time, Madras Medical College (MMC) admitted 165 students, while Stanley and Kilpauk medical colleges admitted 150 and 100 students respectively.
DD Medical College was de-recognised by the Medical Council of India (MCI) in 2012, and barred from admitting students for MBBS. Only the first batch of students was allowed to continue their education at the institution. These students appeared for examinations under the guidance of the Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University.
The decision to relocate the ‘legal’ batch of students was taken at a meeting of the MCI in October, said health secretary J. Radhakrishnan. The then State health minister K.C. Veeramani had announced in the floor of the assembly that the government could do nothing for the batches of students who were admitted to the college after it had been de-recognised by MCI.
The relocated students had to submit an affidavit declaring that they took responsibility for the information that they have provided and that they would have to face consequences in case of falsification of facts. The students will also have to provide an undertaking to abide by the fee committee’s decision on the fee structure.