Allotment for beneficiaries identified under the 50 per cent rule of reservation for MBBS course for the 2012-2013 academic session in government medical colleges, and re-allotment to the consequential vacancies, will be held on Thursday at the office of the Selection Committee, Directorate of Medical Education, Kilpauk.

Those students affected by the 69 per cent reservation for MBBS seats in Tamil Nadu, numbering 31, have been identified by the DME as ‘beneficiaries’ under the 50 per cent rule of reservation. They will now be called for counselling, for allotment to government medical colleges, at 11 a.m. on Thursday. Letters have already been sent to them, requesting for appearance for counselling. They are unlikely to get a seat in any of the city-based medical colleges as these students have scored marks below the cut-off of 198.6. However, peripheral colleges (for instance, Chengalpet) or government medical colleges in the South will be available to them.

Following this, the process of re-allotment begins, to fill any vacancies arising due to students not joining, or discontinuation of the MBBS course after the student had enrolled.

Last year, under the same rule, 32 students were called for counselling. A total of 23 availed their re-allotted seats.

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