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All seats in top colleges taken

india Updated: Jul 15, 2006 01:31 IST
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SEATS OF all top State medical colleges got filled even before the CPMT counselling could begin on the third day today.

Most candidates who had locked their options on the first and second day of counselling, had opted for the colleges like KGMU, Lucknow, GSVM, Kanpur, SN Medical College, Allahabad and LLRM Medical College, Meerut. Thus seats here were filled. Counselling for 2263 seats has been completed.

Seats at Rajkiya Ayurveda College and National Homeopathic College, Lucknow and Lal Bahadur Shastri Homeopathic College, Allahabad, have also been occupied.

Only the seats under the special category of SC (freedom fighter), SC (physically handicapped) are left.

Allotment letters to candidates who had locked their options on the first and second day of counseling, were distributed today. The distribution which was supposed to start at 10 am, started late in the afternoon, as the allotment list was not uploaded on the CPMT website. Those who locked their choices today would be given allotment letters tomorrow.

On the third day of counselling, 300 candidates who could not find suitable college as per their choice got a refund of their deposits.

For KGMU’s sake
ON THE third day of the CPMT counselling many candidates went for the UP Rural Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Saifai, as their first choice. The smart ones knew that the Saifai medical college would be affiliated to the KGMU and once they passed out they would possess a KGMU degree.

Handicapped’s services
ONE OF the candidates had hired a physically challenged person to get some extra mileage from the quota for the handicapped.

When the person concerned arrived at the KGMU counselling centre, the varsity’s registrar Col Fasih Ahmed got suspicious. Col Ahmed raised query about the photograph and asked the youth to come outside his chamber to walk a few steps. The youth who was walking with help of a stick eventually ran away from the centre.