CHENNAI: A Cuddalore native who pursued his MBBS course in the Government Madurai Medical College has secured third rank at the all-India level NEET-PG.
R Madhan, who hails from Konjikuppam village, has also scored the highest marks among candidates from Tamil Nadu in the eligibility test.
The National Board of Examinations (NBE) released the rank list on Thursday last week, almost a month after declaring the marks.
Madhan has secured 925 out of 1,200 marks in the NEET-PG. It was the highest score among candidates who appeared for the exam from Tamil Nadu, NBE official sources told Express.
“I am very happy and proud. I see it as a proud moment for my village Konjikuppam in Cuddalore, as there was no candidate from Tamil Nadu in the top 10 ranks last year,” Madhan said with excitement.
Madhan has already secured an MD seat in the general medicine at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi.
“I surrendered the MD seat in AIIMS now. I am planning to take MD Radiology in the Madras Medical College in the all-India quota. I am eligible for quota seats also, but someone else can benefit from the seat and so I prefer the seat in the all-India quota,” Madhan said.
“I am flooded with greetings from friends, relatives and netizens on social media. I am being repeatedly asked one question: How did I prepare? But, I started to prepare full fledged in June only,” Madhan said, face lighting up with a smile.
Meanwhile, Chiraag Mandal, who pursued MBBS in the Christian Medical College, Vellore and secured second highest mark (871), secured the 10th rank at the all- India level.
“I feel very happy. Would like to pursue MD in radiology in Mumbai. I am very happy to know that I secured 1the 0th rank,” said Chiraag Mandal.
P Christy, who pursued MBBS in Madras Medical College and secured third highest mark (868), secured 12th rank at the all-India level.
“I don’t know how to express my happiness. I was expecting below 100th rank, but I never imagined that I will secure 12th rank. I am pleasantly surprised,” said Christy who would like to purse MD General Medicine in Trivandrum Medical College.