213 students turn up for MBBS counselling

213 students turn up for MBBS counselling

The first phase of scheduled counselling for admission to MBBS seats for the year 2008-2009 began at the Directorate of Medical Education here on Friday morning.

A total of 242 candidates were invited for the counselling. Of this, 213 students turned up. The nine toppers had received their allotment letters on Thursday.

A total of 197 MBBS seats were allotted by Friday evening. Quite unusually, two students opted for BDS courses and were allotted the same, according to J. Mohanasundaram, Secretary-Selection Committee.

The first phase of counselling will continue until July 8. Students have until July 10 to decide if they are going to take up or relinquish their MBBS/BDS seat.

AIEEE counselling

Tiruchi Staff Reporter writes:

Sixty one students turned up on the first day for the AIEEE-2008 counselling at the National Institute of Technology-Tiruchi (NIT-T) on Friday.

A total of 157 students received call letters to attend the on campus online counselling. They comprised 107 students under open category, 42 OBC and eight SC students. Most of the students are from Chennai region.

The Friday’s nation-wide counselling was for students who had come within the first 5,000 ranks in the AIEEE. Over 3,000 students will attend the counselling over the next ten days.

Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology is the venue where the largest number of 14,943 students are expected to attend the counselling for the next 10 days.

The venue in the southern States that would be hosting the highest number of students is the National Institute of Technology at Warangal in Andhra Pradesh.

The counselling for nine days will be for various B.Tech programmes. On the final day, counselling for B.Arch will be conducted, P. Jayabalan, Dean – Academic, NIT-T told reporters.

This time, staying back to fulfil admission formalities is only an option for parents and students. They can return to their destinations soon after counselling and know of the allotment of courses through the Internet later in the day.

Admission is carried out automatically and the classes for first year students will commence on July 21 at the NIT-T.