VIJAYAWADA:A total number of 294 post-graduate medical seats were filled on the first day of the PG medical counselling at Dr NTR University Health Sciences here Wednesday till 6 p.m. The counselling will continue till midnight.
K Sowmya, who secured the first rank in the PG Medical Entrance Test (PGMET) bagged a seat in Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam, and opted for MD General Medicine. V Jayavardhan, who bagged the second rank, also opted for the same college, while C Sandhya, who secured the third rank, opted for Osmania Medical College in Hyderabad. Both of them opted for MD General Medicine. On the first day, counselling was meant for those who have secured 1 to 800 ranks.
Out of the first 50 rankers, 28 have opted for General Medicine, seven Pediatrics, five Radiology and three Orthopaedics. Only one opted for surgery, while four chose OBG and two DVL. All the seats were filled under the General Category.
NTRUHS vice-chancellor Dr T Ravi Raju inaugurated the counselling programme and awarded admission certificates to the first three rankers.
Health minister Kamineni Srinivas visited the counselling centre and observed the entire computer-based counselling process. University registrar SB Lal explained the process to him.
The minister interacted with students and parents from different places and enquired about the facilities provided.