With this yr’s medical counseling set to be held on the Jawaharlal Nehru out of doors stadium within the metropolis, officers of the Directorate of Medical Education (DME) stated preparations have been made, maintaining in thoughts the requirement of social distancing.
Five years in the past, the DME shifted the venue for counseling from the Government Kilpauk Medical College to the Government Omandurar Multi Super Specialty Hospital. Currently, the hospital in Omandurar Estate is getting used completely to take care of COVID-19 sufferers.
In one other departure from the norm, the counseling is not going to start with periods for particular classes that embody individuals with disabilities, eminent sportspersons and the wards of former servicemen. Instead, the primary session has been allotted for college students from authorities colleges, for whom the State authorities has launched particular horizontal reservation. This yr, 951 candidates have utilized beneath the 7.5% quota for these seats. As of date, a complete of 313 MBBS seats and 92 seats in dental faculties can be found beneath the State authorities quota.
Counseling for presidency college college students will start at 9 am on Thursday, and can prolong all via Friday. Counseling for the overall class will start as soon as all of the seats beneath the federal government colleges reservation class have been coated, officers stated.
Counseling for particular class candidates will likely be held on November 21, choice secretary G. Selvarajan stated. The seat matrix for the particular reservation for presidency college college students was launched on Tuesday night time. Medical faculties with 250 seats, like MMC, Stanley, and people in Madurai and Tirunelveli, will allot 16 seats every. ESIC Coimbatore will admit 5 college students and ESIC Chennai 4.
Due to the COVID-19 scenario, a number of adjustments have been made within the technique of counseling. Plastic sheets have been positioned on tables to function barricades between the counseling officers and the candidates and their mother and father. According to officers, 10 groups will likely be current to scrutinize every certificates produced by the candidates.
“LED screens have been placed outside the venue to provide updates on the counseling process,” Director of Medical Education R. Narayana Babu stated.