MBBS Counselling for 108 PRIMS students on May 29: TN Health issues instructions
Tamil Nadu: Finally, the 108 2nd-year MBBS students of the defunct Ponnaiyah Ramajayam Institute of Medical Sciences (PRIMS) are going to be shifted to other self-financing medical colleges in the state.
The confirmation to this effect comes via a recent notification uploaded on the official website of TN Health which clearly mentions that in compliance with the HC order, the counselling for relocating the 108 MBBS students who were admitted during the academic year 2016–2017 at PRIMS in 6 Private Medical Colleges in the State, is scheduled to be held on 29.05.2019 at 11.00 AM.
The decision of shifting these MBBS students was taken by the state government after noting the lack of facilities for clinical practice and lab studies at the newly founded medical institute, PRIMS.
Medical Dialogues had extensively reported about the MBBS students, who moved HC seeking the transfer from PRIMS. According to these students, who were admitted in the first year MBBS course during 2016-17 under the government and management quota after passing NEET, the medical college was started from the 2016-17 academic year after obtaining approval from the state and central governments and MCI.
The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare debarred the college from making MBBS admissions for 2017-18 and 2018-19 as it had failed to rectify the ‘deficiencies’ pointed out by the MCI earlier.
A few weeks ago, the Madras HC ordered the shifting of the MBBS students to the self-financing medical colleges in the state including:
- Raja Muthiah Medical College and Research Institute, Chidambaram
- Karpagavinayaga Institute of Medical Science and Research Centre, Kancheepuram
- Karpagam Faculty of Medical Science and Research, Coimbatore
- Tagore Medical College Hospital, Madurai
- Vellammal Medical College Hospital Madurai
- Adiparasakthi Medical College and Research Institute, Melmaruvathur.
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Thereafter, recently the Supreme court upheld the HC order. The apex court bench had held,
“Needless to mention that the direction of the high court to accommodate the students shall be complied with and that the authorities shall ensure that the petitioners do not have to discontinue their course by reason of closure of medical colleges”
Now, in compliance with the HC order, the Directorate of Medical Education and Selection Committee (TN Health Tamil Nadu) has issued the Instructions for MBBS Students of PRIMS so as to appear for counselling to seats in respective private medical colleges.
The recent notification uploaded on the official website of TN Health clearly states,
"To comply with the orders of the Hon’ble High Court of Madras dated 30.04.2019 in Review Applications Nos.51 to 56/2019 in W.A.Nos.147, 149, 160, 166, 168 and 192/2019 against W.P.No.22111, 14637 to 14639, 25793 and 27129 of 2018, the counselling for relocating the 108 MBBS students who were admitted during the academic year 2016–2017 at Ponnaiyah Ramajayam Institute of Medical Sciences, Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu in 06 Self Financing Private Medical Colleges in the State of Tamil Nadu, is scheduled to be held on 29.05.2019 at 11.00 A.M. at the 3rd Floor, Directorate of Medical Education, Kilpauk, Chennai - 10."
1. Candidates should be present in the counselling venue one hour prior to commencement of the session as notified in the counselling schedule. Candidates should attend the counselling along with one of the parent at their own cost. Other persons will not be allowed inside the counselling hall.
2. Candidates should pay Rs.1,000/- (Rupees One Thousand only) as Processing Fee at the time of counselling either by cash or by Demand Draft drawn in favour of “The Secretary, Selection Committee, Kilpauk, Chennai – 10”.
3. Call letter will not be sent to the candidates.
4. Candidates should bring the following original certificates.
i) +2 Mark Sheet
ii) SSLC Mark Sheet
iii) Transfer Certificate
iv) Community Certificate
v) Nativity Certificate along with supporting documents viz., Ration Card/Passport/Aadhar Card for the candidates who have studied VIII to XII Standard in other State.
5. Proof of Identification.
(Passport / Aadhar / College Identity Card).
6. Mobile Phones and other communication devices are not allowed inside the counselling hall.
Students are requested to keep visiting the original website of TN Health is given below: