CANDIDATES WHO were allotted a seat in private medical colleges through CPMT-2006 in the first round of counselling but failed to secure it, can attend the second round by paying the counselling fee again.
The directorate of medical education took the decision at a meeting here today. The officials feel that differentiation between those who themselves did not join the private colleges and those who were denied admission by the college authorities was difficult.
Director, general medical education, Dr Kamal Sahni said it would be hard to discriminate between the two as the candidates had taken admissions in 21 out of the total 26 private colleges. Thus we have decided to take the counselling fee again from all those candidates who could not secure a seat for any reason.
The directorate itself does not have the exact number of such students who have failed to take admission after the allotment of seats. It only believes that roughly 200 candidates may re-appear for counselling after being allotted a seat.
If a candidate gets a seat through the second round of counselling the entire amount deposited will be adjusted in the college fee. The fee will be returned in case the candidate fails to get a seat even after appearing in the second round of counselling beginning from August 25.
Any reserved category seat not occupied after the counselling would be automatically converted into general category by the computer software itself and the allotment would be done accordingly,” he said.
On August 25 candidates up to 12,000 rank have been called for counselling while the OBC, SC and ST candidates would attend the counselling on August 26. The final results and conversions in category, if any, will be declared on August 27.
However, there are not much seats left for the counselling. While around 35 seats are remaining for MBBS courses another 40 would be available for homeopathy courses.