PUDUCHERRY:The counselling for admissions to medical and engineering courses through the Centralised Admission Committee (CENTAC) of the government for the Scheduled Caste students will be held after Madras High Court gives direction in a case pending in this regard, CENTAC Chairman and Education Secretary G Ragesh Chandra said here on Wednesday.
He was speaking to newspersons after inaugurating the engineering counselling for the general category here on Wednesday. The case is coming up for hearing on Thursday and based on the court direction the counselling would be held. There are 60 MBBS seats for the SC candidates while the number of engineering seats for SC is yet to be finalised, he said.
There are 3,832 seats available for engineering courses and call letters were sent to 1,143 candidates for counselling on the opening day, on Wednesday. Students generally prefer government colleges such as Pondicherry Engineering College and Perunthalaivar Kamrajar Institute of Technology (PKIT), Karaikal in subjects such as computer science. After that they select seats in private colleges. The first phase counselling for engineering courses would continue till July 27.
The second phase counselling for engineering course will be held in the first week of August.