MADURAI: With the CBSE having been issued directions by the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court to release a fresh rank list of qualifying candidates at a time when the MBBS seats in government medical colleges have already been filled in Tamil Nadu, educationists put forth suggestions on how to accommodate the students who will make it to the new list.
Dr G Selvarajan, secretary of the selection committee, told Express, “All the 3,501 MBBS seats in government medical colleges and government seats in private medical colleges were filled during the first phase of counselling. The second phase will begin when the Centre surrenders vacant all-India quota seats, probably on July 23. Earlier, it was announced that the counselling under the management quota in private colleges and the vacant dental seats would be held on July 16,17 and 18. We are to decide on this now.”
Jayaprakash Gandhi, said revising the rank list could mean genuinely meritorious students losing their chance.
“A separate rank list should be prepared for the affected students and they should be given admission in colleges outside the State and CBSE should be asked to pay the tuition and hostel fees.”
D Nedunchezhian said that the order would not affect the ranking much. “The court direction will cause major fluctuations only in the MBC and SC/ST categories,” he said.
“The State should file a caveat before the CBSE files for an appeal at the Supreme Court, seeking a stay on the High Court order,” said Prince Gajendra Babu.