Merit List for CENTAC Counselling revised
The new list has integrated a separate rank list for students from the Puducherry region as per the 75 per cent quota announced by the government under the regional reservation policy last May.
The decision to revise the list was taken at a meeting led by Collegiate Education Minister M.O.H.F Shahjahan on Thursday.
After the decision, the revised list was immediately put on the CENTAC website.
A case on the constitutional validity of the regional reservations is pending before the Madras High Court.
The candidates will now be able to see their position both on the general and regional rank lists.
The list also includes horizontal reservations for OBC, MBC, Backward Tribes, Scheduled Castes and other such categories.
Earlier, the merit list had separate rankings only for the other three regions of the Union Territory – Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam.
According to a senior CENTAC official, it was also decided during the meeting to request private medical colleges and deemed universities not to collect fees till 20th August, 2010 from students who would be admitted to the government quota seats through the counselling.
The government is awaiting an inspection of the new medical college by the MCI in the first week of August and hopes to conduct the counselling for this college before 20th August, 2010 if approval is given.
The inspection follows a directive from the Madras High Court to the MCI after the Puducherry government submitted an affidavit stating that all deficiencies cited by the council in the infrastructure of the college had been rectified.