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MBBS cut off marks likely to drop down

Published On: 08 May 2012 | Last Updated On: 08 May 2012

The MBBS cut off marks for admission to medical colleges in Chennai is expected to drop down this year increasing the chances of admission to candidates from previous batches. The application forms for MBBS can be obtained from May 15 and counseling process will begin on July 2, 2012.

Candidates can download application forms or purchase it from May 15 which can be submitted till June 2, 2012. Numbers will be declared randomly on June 15 and merit list will be issued on June 20, 2012. The first round of counseling will start on July 2.

Academic consultants have predicted that the marks in Biology and physics will go down this year as the difficulty level of these papers was high. This may bring down the overall cut off by 0.5 to 1.25 marks. Thus students of previous batches will get an edge.

 Tamil Nadu permits students of previous batches to register for the courses this year and the number of seats to be granted to the candidates of previous years is not limited. In previous 3 years, the MBBS cut off marks has been rising by 0.5 to 1 mark, thus making it difficult for candidates of previous batches.

The state government may add 285 more seats in government medical colleges this year. The state government has asked MCI (Medical Council of India) to increase the intake capacity of 4 medical colleges, including Stanley Medical College and Madras Medical College in Chennai. At Stanley Medical College, seats may increase from 150 to 250 and in Madras Medical College; it may go up from 165 to 250. Kilpauk and Chengalpet will have 50 seats each.

The state has 1945 seats in 17 government medical colleges. After receiving approval from MCI, the number of seats in these colleges will be increased. Before increasing the seats, Tamil Nadu government was taking all measures to improve the infrastructure facilities in these medical colleges. Initiatives have also been taken to acquire advanced medical equipments and improve the faculty strength. 

Source: Times of India

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