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Candidates confused about status of seats

india Updated: Jul 14, 2006 01:23 IST

Medical Education dept to allot seats today

CONFUSION PREVAILED among the candidates who flocked to the KGMU counselling centre here on Thursday.

As the students were confused about the availability of seats, they opted for the maximum number of colleges, giving KGMU the first preference.

One such candidate was Neha who opted for KGMU and selected all the colleges, including Maharana Pratap Dental College.

Another candidate Pawan Dwivedi did the same and opted for all the 38 colleges in a row.

This happened since the authorities could not do seat allotment on the first day of counselling when 1500 candidates locked their names. Thus, the candidates on the second day could not get a clear idea about the seats availability.

The Department of Medical Education and Training could not allot seats today  following a high court order.

Now, the department will allot seats on July 14. Then the seats of most top-ranking medical colleges in the State will be filled. After this, the rest of the candidates will be asked to select private colleges.

According to director general (medical education) Dr Kamal Sahni, allotment letters to the candidates from roll number 1 to 1,500 will be distributed on Friday morning.

While 334 candidates locked their options in Lucknow, in Kanpur there were 272 candidates. Allahabad had 257 candidates, Gorakhpur 83, Meerut 203, Agra 200 and Jhansi facilitated counselling for 45 candidates.

A few candidates had to return home as they forgot to bring their admit cards, while some of them had brought old certificates. Those candidates who failed to bring their caste certificates were given time to submit the same within the stipulated timeframe.

In Kanpur too, students were left with no option but to wait for a few more days to see which medical college has been allocated to them.Although, the students do not know which medical college they will opt for, they are keen on joining the UP Rural Institute of Medical Sciences and Research at Saifai.