The central government today granted permission to Tamil Nadu State government to increase the medical seats by 25 per cent. It also stated that for every five years, the seats can be increased by 25 per cent. As regards EBFC (economically backward forward caste), the central government allocated 10% this year.
Tamil Nadu state government recently got an order to set up a government institution in Karur district with 150 seats due to begin this academic year.
Further, it has increased 100 additional seats for the medical institutions at Tirunelveli and Madurai, respectively.
Status on Karur campus
The Medical Council of India (MCI) has done two rounds of inspection at the Karur campus. The officials have requested an undertaking to rectify the minor problems within a few months. It is gathered that for the students of the first two years, the 340-bedded district headquarters hospital will be used for teaching.
The institution is constructing a 1,000-bed unitary campus. Further, IRT-Perundurai Medical College and Hospital would also be inaugurated soon.
The government circles confide that proposals for colleges in Ooty, Ramanathapuram and Perambalur are awaiting approval by the Centre.
The admission for medical seats is done based on the score of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) which was held 5 May, where 1,34,711 students appeared for the test held in 188 centres in the State.
The online application commenced on 7th June and will end on 20th June and the merit list for government and management quota is expected to be released 2 July.
Counselling is scheduled between 5th and 12th July for government quota seats and for NRI and minority seats 15th July. The first phase of counselling for management quota seats will be held from 16 to 18 July.