CHENNAI: Only 12 students from government and government-aided schools have made it to the top 3,000 ranks in the list released for MBBS and BDS admissions for 2018-19 by State Health Minister C Vijaya Baskar in Chennai on Thursday.
The admissions, which are based on the National Eligibility-Cum-Entrance Test (NEET) score, highlighted the poor performance of government and government-aided schools. “Also, in the 3,001 to 5,000 ranks, there are 16 government and government-aided school students but their chances of making it to MBBS courses are low,” a senior official from the Directorate of Medical Education told Express.
G Selvarajan, secretary, selection committee, said 409 candidates from government schools had applied and of them 390 were eligible. As many as 999 candidates from government-aided schools had applied for medical seats and of them 930 students were eligible.
K Keerthana from Chennai, R Raj Chendur Abhishek from Dharmapuri and R Praveen from Chennai secured the first three ranks.
The rank list for government quota seats in government medical colleges and self-financing medical colleges and management quota seats in self-financing colleges was released separately. P2
- Selvarajan said 28,067 applications were received and of them, 25,417 applicants were eligible. Also 9,879 old students applied this year. Among 28,067 candidates, 10,473 are boys, 17,593 are girls. One is transgender.
- Vijaya Baskar said, “There are a total of 3,328 MBBS seats and 1,198 BDS seats under government quota in government medical colleges and in self-financing medical colleges this year.
- “Medical Council of India did not give approval for three self-financing colleges this year. Though there are no additional seats this year, the State has retained the same number of seats as last year,” health secretary J Radhakrishnan said,
- The counselling for MBBS and BDS admissions will begin on July 1. Counselling for special category will be conducted on July 1, and from July 2 for general category, the minister said.
- In special category, five per cent of seats are reserved for the persons with disabilities. This year under sport quota, MBBS seats have been increased from four to seven. Under ex-servicemen quota, the seats have been increased from five to 10.
- Full rank list at www.tnmedicalselection.org