Engineering Counselling likely to be delayed Further
With the Medical Council of India (MCI) yet to announce the date of its inspection of the new medical college at Tattanchavady, counselling for the engineering courses may get further delayed and is likely to be put off to September.
According to a senior official at the Centralised Admissions Committee (CENTAC), which conducts the admission process, the engineering counselling can be conducted only after the completion of the counselling to medical courses in Puducherry.
Though the counselling for the medical courses was conducted in the first week of August, the committee was directed by the Madras High Court to re-conduct the process after its decision to scrap the regional reservation of 75 per cent to students from Puducherry region.
But the process has been put on hold as the government is expecting approval for the new medical college to admit students in this academic year and is hoping to include this college in the counselling.
Even if the inspection is conducted this week, the decision of the MCI is expected only next Monday as the Board of Directors meet every Monday or Tuesday.
As per the standing directions of the Supreme Court, admissions to all professional courses should be completed by 30th September, 2010 every year.
With most States completing their admission processes to medical and engineering courses by the first week of August, there is now immense pressure on the territorial government to expedite the process.