3 students top MBBS merit list

Three students with a cut-off of 200 topped the merit list for admission to medical colleges this year.

The lower number of centums this year in Physics in Class XII has resulted in fewer candidates with a cut-off of 200 marks. Last year, 17 candidates had a cut-off of 200.

Aadithya Mahesh M.V., who studied in Carmel Girls Higher Secondary School, Vazhuthacadu in Thiruvananthapuram, but hailing from Vilavancode in Kanyakumari district was ranked first. Vignesh V of Ideal Higher Secondary School, in Bhavani, hailing from Thiruvaiyaru in Thanjavur district and E.J. Gnanavel of Pallipattu in Thiruvallur district, who studied in Sri Chaitanya Junior College in Kanuru, Vijayawada, were the other toppers.

2 studied in other States

Two of the toppers, though they studied in other States, were eligible for counselling since they were natives of Tamil Nadu, said officials at the Directorate of Medical Education.

The merit list for admission to medical and dental colleges through single window system was released on Friday by the Health Minister C. Vijaya Baskar.

As many as 190 students have a cut-off of 199 marks and above. Last year, there were 278 candidates in this category.

Selection Secretary G. Selvarajan said candidates, who had not received their call letters, could download call letters for counselling from the website

Even if the call letters are not available, candidates with the required cut-off, if eligible could attend counselling.

Counselling on Monday

Counselling for special categories, including for persons with special abilities, ex-servicemen and sports quota, will be held on Monday and general counselling will be held from Tuesday till Saturday. The venue of counselling is the Omandurar Government Multi Super Speciality Hospital on Anna Salai.

Of the 25,379 applications found eligible, 16,361 were girls and 9,017 were boys. There was also an application from a transgender.

As many as 3,266 candidates from previous years had applied and a total of 9,401 candidates were first-generation learners.

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