There are a total number of 2,499 seats in AP and Telangana. PGMET first ranker B. Sri Rami Reddy got admission to P.G degree in general medicine in Osmania Medical College in the first hour.

The first phase of counselling for admission to postgraduate degree and diploma courses offered by the medical colleges in the purview of Osmania, Sri Venkateswara and Andhra universities began at NTR University of Health Sciences (NTRUHS) here on Wednesday.

There are a total number of 2,499 seats in A.P and Telangana. Andhra and Sri Venkateswara universities have 1,429 seats, and Osmania University has 1,070 seats. Allotment of seats to candidates who secured ranks in postgraduate Medical Entrance Test (held on April 27) began at 9 a.m. under the supervision of NTRUHS Vice-Chancellor T. Ravi Raju, Registrar S. Babulal and other top officials. Counselling for admissions is scheduled to be held for six days.

On the first day, admissions were given to open category (non-service) candidates who secured up to 900 ranks. Counselling will be held for candidates in the same category, who secured ranks 901 to 4,000.

PGMET first ranker B. Sri Rami Reddy got admission to P.G degree in general medicine in Osmania Medical College in the first hour.

ABVP stages protests

Meanwhile, activists of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad staged a demonstration outside the NTRUHS premises in protest against reduction in the number of medical seats by 500 in various medical colleges in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. They demanded that the governments of the two States take urgent steps for restoration of the seats that were cancelled by the Medical Council of India. The MCI cancelled the seats on the ground that these colleges failed to meet the stipulated norms pertaining to faculty and infrastructure.