As per new process, they will not have chance on State-level basis
The top rankers in medical PG and diploma entrance test are worried now about losing their chance to join the best colleges of their choice if the counselling is conducted by filling the 85 per cent local seats first instead of non-local seats.
If the local seats are taken up first, the top rankers will be asked to choose from among the 85 per cent seats available in their respective university areas and not on the State-level basis. As per this process, a ranker from Osmania University area would not have the chance to opt for a seat in the other two areas of Sri Venkateswara and AU universities.
The Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences put off the counselling for admissions following the order of the court that the counselling should begin with filling of local seats first. As per the new revised schedule, counselling would begin on April 28. However, the university has approached the court again to seek clarification about the implementation of the order regarding the 15 per cent non-local seats.
The top three rankers usually opt for the radiology PG seat in Osmania University, but they will not have this chance if they hail from other university areas and local seats are filled first. The first ranker this time is from non-OU area and he is very much worried about losing this opportunity. Similar is the case with the second and third rankers. Student leaders say they will approach court if the existing process followed in the last couple of years is reversed.
Meanwhile, the university did not clarify whether there would be change in the process of making admission with filling of local seats. The statement clearly stated that there would be no change in respect of other terms and conditions notified earlier with regard to the medical counselling into PG and diplomas.
While the candidates were concerned over their chances of getting seats in best college, the university authorities were eagerly awaiting clarification from the court to go ahead with the counselling. By May 2 students should join the college for the academic year to start in accordance with the guidelines of the Medical Council of India.