Chennai

Phase I of counselling nears end, 757 dental seats still vacant

Only 253 of 1,660 candidates turn up for counselling

Of the 1,660 candidates called for counselling, only 253 attended on Wednesday.

There were 757 seats available in self-financing dental colleges at the end of the session.

There are still two more days to go for the first phase of counselling. This year only one student from a government school and another from an aided school have made it to medical college.

A student, who passed Class XII last year, cleared NEET this year and was admitted to Madras Medical College on the first day of counselling for State quota. Another girl was allotted a seat in a self-financing institution, Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Medical College, on the fourth day of counselling. She had studied in an aided school.

On Wednesday, the Directorate General of Health Services announced the results of the second round of counselling for All India Quota seats and seats in deemed universities.

Many candidates who had been allotted seats to colleges other than Madras Medical College in the State have opted for an ‘upgrade’.

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