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Medical Aspirant Chose Engineering Seats

Chennai MBBS Aspirants vying for limited seats in the government colleges are now open to shift themselves to engineering programmes instead.

Jul 23, 2014 12:13 IST
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Chennai MBBS Aspirants vying for limited seats in the government colleges are now open to shift themselves to engineering programmes instead.

As per the reports, some 28 eligible candidates have given up their Medical seats to get on to the engineering seats, decided before the second phase of counseling to be held in the state medical colleges. This led to creation of vacancies in admission seats in Medical colleges both government and self-financed.
Their decision of surrendering the medical seats and switching to an engineering college has now produced vacancies in about 19 government-run medical colleges in the state and some other 7 self-financed Medical institute’s catering few government quota seats. Stanley Medical College and Kilpauk Medical College are two of the three Medical colleges in Chennai and each has 2 seats on offer, while all seats in Madras Medical college are taken and seen no back out.

In district regions, the government medical college situated in Tiruvarur has seen the highest vacancy with 85 seats, followed by Trichy Government Medical College having 43 seats on offer, and the medical college in Salem with 21 untaken seats.

The Directorate of Medical education were to hold second counseling on Tuesday followed by a third set of counselling to conclude the entire admission process for 2014 new academic session.
As told by an official, minimum 20 MBBS seats go untaken after being filled in first counseling since their takers later decide to pursue engineering when they do not receive admission seat in the medical college of their choice. Hence, the counseling of engineering is scheduled only after first counseling for MBBS at Anna University, as told by an officer.

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