Counselling for medical, dental seats cancelled

The counselling for seats under management quota in self-financing medical and dental colleges in the State for the academic year 2018-2019, scheduled to be held on July 16,17, and 18, has been cancelled, according to a notice issued by the selection committee of the Directorate of Medical Education. The DME has issued a notification on its website and cited the order issued by the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on July10.

The case pertains to Tamil medium students having scored poorly in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test as the question paper contained around 49 errors in translation. The High Court ruled that the CBSE should award 196 marks to the students and the merit list should be redrawn to enable the students to participate in counselling.

The first round of counselling was held for the State quota of government seats in the first week of July.

The Directorate General of Health Services has cancelled its second round of online counselling for seats under the All India Quota and for deemed universities.

The last date for locking in choices was July 9. Candidates were expected to report to their respective colleges by July 13. According to the DGHS’ Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) notice on its website, “Online undergraduate counselling for the session: 2018 including the declaration of second round result will be kept in abeyance till further orders.”

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