719 seats in govt. medical colleges allotted

On Tuesday, the second day of general counselling, majority of the seats in the four government medical colleges in the city were allotted. In total, 719 MBBS seats were allotted in the 22 government medical colleges across the State. With this, day three of general counselling will begin with 1,118 vacant seats in government medical colleges.

According to officials of the Selection Committee, the Directorate of Medical Education, a total of 828 candidates were called for counselling. Of this, 813 candidates attended. While 719 seats in government medical colleges were allotted, 29 seats were allotted in the ESIC college. A total of 59 MBBS seats were allotted in self-financing colleges. One BDS seat was allotted in the TamilNadu Government Dental College. At the end of day two of general counselling, a total of 808 seats were allotted.

As of now, the Madras Medical College (MMC) has six vacant seats — four for SC-Arundathiyar and two for ST, while the Government Stanley Medical College has 34 seats — 26 for SC, six for SC-Arundathiyar and two for ST. There were 24 seats — 19 for SC, four for SC-Arundathiyar and one for ST — at the Government Kilpauk Medical College. The Government Medical College, Omandurar Estate has 22 vacant seats — 5 for MBC, 13 for SC, three for SC-Arundathiyar and one for ST.

There are a total of 802 vacant seats in self financing medical colleges. Official sources said the 100 seats of the Christian Medical College, Vellore would be offered under the management quota, with the counselling scheduled for early next week. There are a total of 82 vacant seats in the Government Dental College, and 965 seats in self financing dental colleges.

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