Tamil Nadu: Merit list for medical courses in the state will be announced on June 17. Medical aspirants seeking admissions to medical colleges for MBBS and BDS courses will also require to appear for counseling later for the 2,853 seats shared with the government in state-run medical colleges.
This number also includes the seats by self-financing colleges. 20 state medical colleges will offer 2,650 MBBS seats under state quota. Another 470 medical aspirants can seek admission through surrendered seats by 6 self-financed colleges. Another 397 medical seats will be allocated under All India quota.
The procedure of single window counseling for general candidates will start on June 21 and for special category, it will be held on June 20.
Of the 26,017 applications received by the DME, 25,814 applications were found eligible and taken for generation of random number on Tuesday, said G. Selvarajan, selection secretary of the Directorate of Medical Education to The Hindu.
The two Employees State Insurance Corporation-run medical colleges in K.K. Nagar and Coimbatore have surrendered 65 seats each, adding 130 seats to the State quota, Mr. Selvarajan explained.
The BDS course offers 85 seats to the state. Besides, 970 seats having been surrendered by 17 self-financed dental colleges.
Admission cut off is based on marks obtained in Biology (100), Chemistry and Physics (100). If the scores are at par, higher marks of a candidate in chemistry are given a preference. In case of many students scoring the same, a fourth subject is taken into consideration. Again if there a tie, then weightage is given to seniority in age, based on the date of birth. If again there is a tie, a random number would be used, which in turn is based on 10 arbitrarily picked up numbers from the computer.
TOI reported that the DME has released the random numbers for applicants. These are computer-generated numbers for the purpose of allotting ranks to students with the same cut-off mark and the same optional subjects and dates of birth. These numbers, however, will not affect the ranking. Students could check their random numbers on www.tnhealth.org and www.tn.gov.in .