PUDUCHERRY: V Amal Vincent from Mahe, who is studying final year engineering, has topped the CENTAC merit-list this year and bagged the first MBBS seat in the counselling that began on Tuesday.
Amal Vincent, who passed Plus-Two by securing 200 marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology three years ago, did not get admission through CENTAC in 2011-2012 as he did not have a Puducherry residential proof and studied in Kerala.
Though his parents were from Mahe, he could not get the residential proof as they were residing in Kerala and shifted to Mahe only two years ago. Despite moving court, he did not succeed.
Now, after years of residing in the Union Territory, he managed to secure an MBBS seat. He has opted for Indira Gandhi Medical College and Research Institution(IGMC&RI).
Most of the toppers attended the counselling preferred IGMC&RI followed by Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Research institute and Sri Venkateswara Medical College, sources said.
The counselling was taken up for around 250 students. The students counselled would be issued offer letters at a later date.
As the counselling ended on Tuesday, 18 seats remained vacant which included 12 under Scheduled Caste, one under physically challenged, two under MBC (Karaikal), one under MBC(Mahe) and one BCM.
On Wednesday, the counselling would be taken up for 750 students.