There is a 15% reservation for the All India quota for the seats available in all government medical colleges throughout the country.
Accordingly, the 1st Phase counselling for the MBBS and BDS courses was conducted on 13th and 14th July. The counselling in the 2nd Phase for the balance seats was conducted on 5th August.
The 2nd Phase counselling for the seats in medical colleges belonging to deemed universities was completed yesterday (Monday, 7th August).
In this scenario, the eager question has arisen as to when will the counselling for the 5774 medical seats in all the government and self-financed medical colleges in Tamil Nadu be conducted. The students are expecting and waiting eagerly for the announcement of the counselling dates.
The officials of the Department of Health explained that the state government of Tamil Nadu has appealed to the Supreme Court against the Chennai High Court ruling which cancelled the state government order for 85% quota of seats for the students who studied under the state government syllabus.
This appeal will be taken up for enquiry today (Tuesday, 8th August). In case the verdict favours the state government of Tamil Nadu, the counselling may start within the next 2 or 3 days.
Further, it is eagerly expected that the Tamil Nadu state government’s appeal to the central government seeking exemption from NEET at least for this year and this petition will be approved by the president.
As per the Supreme Court order, the counselling must be completed before 31st August. Hence, it is planned to conduct the 1st Phase of counselling in Tamil Nadu during this week.