Chennai, June 19, 2023: The Tamil Nadu government has decided not to conduct centralized counselling for MBBS admissions in the state this year. The decision was taken after the state health department received a communication from the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) stating that there will be no centralized counselling for MBBS admissions across the country this year.
The MCC had earlier announced that it would conduct centralized counselling for MBBS admissions in all states for the first time this year. However, the decision was met with opposition from several states, including Tamil Nadu. The Tamil Nadu government had argued that centralized counselling would not be in the best interests of its students.
The state government has said that it will continue to conduct its own counselling process for MBBS admissions in the state. The counselling process is likely to begin in July. The state government has also said that it will continue to provide reservation for government school students in MBBS admissions.
The decision of the Tamil Nadu government is likely to benefit its students. Centralized counselling would have meant that students from Tamil Nadu would have competed with students from other states for MBBS seats. This would have made it more difficult for Tamil Nadu students to get admission to MBBS colleges in the state.
The decision of the Tamil Nadu government is also a setback for the MCC. The MCC had hoped to introduce centralized counselling for MBBS admissions across the country in order to make the process more transparent and efficient. However, the decision of the Tamil Nadu government is likely to set a precedent for other states, which may also decide not to participate in centralized counselling.
The decision of the Tamil Nadu government is a welcome one for its students. It will give them a better chance of getting admission to MBBS colleges in the state.