MBBS Rank List: Officials in Race Against Time
CHENNAI: Friday the 13th strikes again. Whether the pop-culture driven date of doom actually proves dreadful for an average person or not, it certainly is a bad day for officials of the Directorate of Medical Education (DME) and the Selection Committee. With the revised 12th standard marks after re-totalling and re-evaluation only set to be handed over to the DME on Friday, they will be pulling all strings to ensure that the MBBS rank-list is published on June 14.
“We are faced with a challenging task of getting the exact rank lists out within a day, but we have done the preliminary work and hopefully there won’t be too many changes,” said an official, at the DME’s office in Kilpauk.
Though there is a margin for error, this will be compounded by the fact that there were a whole lot of science centums awarded this year and the fact that 27,907 applications have been accepted.
Last year, there were a few discrepancies with the final rank-list where people claimed that their ‘redone’ marks had not been entered correctly and the parents were directed to take it up with the DGE.
As reported by Express already, this constitutes a two-day delay from the original date announced (June 12), and is entirely due to the delay in re-evaluation by the Directorate of Government Exams.
One of the reasons why the rank-list needs to be posted on Saturday is because the first round of counselling for MBBS applications begins on June 18, with special categories like differently abled, ex-servicemen’s kin and sports, beginning the day before. This is in line with the Supreme Court’s ruling that the first round of counselling needs to be concluded before June 25, all across the country.
It also remains to be seen what the final tally of MBBS/BDS seats available in the 19 government and 30 private will be, only after the Medical Council of India’s Board meets over the weekend. A few colleges have been hauled up for deficiencies in facilities and infrastructure, while 4 colleges are in need of licence renewal.
Sources in the DME said that the inspection teams have given the unofficial nod, but the final tally of confirmed seats can only be determined after the MCI’s meeting.