Confusion reigned on the first day of the issue of application forms for MBBS and BDS course at the Kilpauk Medical College premises where people had gathered since early morning on Tuesday.
Most of those who had come to buy application were not aware that it could be downloaded. Some said the site would not print the forms. As only 25,000 forms were available, the aspirants said they decided to come in person. Working parents took leave from work. Some had come to KMC from as far as Porur and Ambattur because they thought it was wise to collect forms form the college where counselling for the seats would be held.
By the time M. Pandian, an Electricity Board employee, had got an application form for his son he was vexed. “I had to spend the entire morning merely to get one application form. Anna University issues application forms and they have several counters. They do not follow the rule of attestation of caste certificates. Nor do we have to submit a demand draft for the form. It is not just Rs. 500 for the application but I also have to shell out Rs. 34 as commission,” he said.
An agricultural labourer who had come from a hamlet in Virudhachalam, a three-hour bus ride from Chennai, was dejected when he learnt that he was expected to bring the original caste certificate along with an attested copy of the same. K. Kaliaperumal had been waiting in the queue at the college since morning and at 11.30 a.m. when his turn came to submit the covering letter and the copy of the caste certificate for the free application form, he was told to get the copy attested by a doctor.
His daughter Ananthi had scored 486 in class X and is a first-generation learner. She is studying in a private school in Ambermedu, near his hamlet. “We expect her to get 1,000 in class XII and I hope she can get into MBBS,” he said. Unmindful of the scorching heat, he walked back to the college hoping to get attestation. He was turned away as he did not possess the original caste certificate. “I should have gone to Villupuram instead of coming to Chennai,” he said.
The resident medical officer and the chief medical officer who are authorised to attest the certificates were much in demand. At one point, ward assistants regulated the number of attestations a doctor would provide. “The doctor has signed over 20 certificates since morning. During an internal audit he would be pulled up,” an assistant in the CMO's office said. On the first day on Tuesday, 11,040 applications were issued at the 17 medical colleges across the State. In Chennai, in the three medical colleges, 3,138 applications were distributed, according to R.G. Sukumar, Secretary of the Medical Selection Committee.
He said he could not provide details about the number of applications distributed free of cost as many colleges had only given consolidated figures. “This is the first time we provided the online application facility. Many people were confused as there were several kinds of forms. Hence they chose to come in person. We are monitoring the situation and if need be we will print more forms,” he said. According to him since it was the first day of issue of application, there was a rush for forms. “The charm will fade in a couple of days.” Forms will be issued until May 31.
Source: The Hindu
The admission committee for professional courses has announced that it will begin the admission process on the medical, dental and paramedical seats from May 24.
A committee member said that the admission forms will be available from May 24 to June 7.
"The duly-filled forms along with marksheet and other documents should be returned to the admission center at B J Medical College between May 29 and June 14," said an official adding that only those candidates, who have appeared for the Gujcet exam will be eligible to apply.
This year around 23,000 B-group students have cleared HSC exams. The official said there are 7,900 medical and paramedical seats in the state for medicine, dental, BSc nursing, physiotherapy, ayurvedic homeopathic and other courses. Last year, over 700 of these remained vacant.
The Common Entrance Examination (CET) board is providing online counselling facilities to students who make the cut in the entrance test. The students can choose their favourite course and institution on the website itself, in the comfort of their home.
This unconventional method of counselling is implemented only in the All India Engineering Examination (AIEEE). The responses of students who spoke ranged from positive, negative and ambivalent to even bewilderment.
Amala Poli, second PU (PCMB), Mount Carmel College: Online counselling will be more convenient to us. It will save time as we don't have to wait in long queues during the counselling sessions. Moreover, we will get frequent updates about the selection and waiting lists and the chances of student's selection in a desired institution.
However, if online counselling is not planned properly, it will cause chaos and confusion. I prefer online counselling, as just visiting the website at home is more cosy than going to college and waiting there.
Chitra Patil, second PU (PCME), Oxford PU College: It is good now that there is an option for online counselling. Students will have all the details and updates available at their home itself. But this news doesn't help people like me, who don't have Internet access at home.
I would prefer face-to-face counselling, which is more interactive, over online counselling. And we can express our doubts to the panellists in their presence. Interacting with students in the counselling hall can also be helpful.
Bharat Kumar, second PU (PCME), Oxford PU College: This is good news. In this fast-paced world where everyone irrespective of profession wants to manage time perfectly, time management becomes important, which online counselling provides.
This is a good move by the CET board, as online counselling is going to ease my selection of the college. I can surf through the information of the college before I select it.
For me there is not a single disadvantage in this facility as it will help students get rid of the chaotic tediousness of face-to-face counselling.
Arun Thomas, second PU (PCME), St. Joseph PU College: I feel the conventional face-to-face counselling works well now, and there is no need for online counselling.
Access to information in online counselling is limited, and it won't be able to rectify all the confusion and doubts of the process like face-to-face counselling.
Moreover, the experience and information one can get from interactions with a panellist is far better than online counselling.
If I have to choose one among the two, irrespective of the advantages of online counselling, I definitely will opt for the existing method.
Derrick Thomas, second PU (PCMB), St. Joseph PU College: Online counselling will definitely be advantageous. I will be able to select my choice of college in my house after considering real-time suggestions from parents and friends. Also, there have been some loopholes in the counselling involving going to colleges as colleges block seats and then sell them to students or even force the students to take admission in their colleges.
Online counselling is simple, time saving, less laborious and more effective in terms of the result. And the best part is that there will be updates frequently.
Source: The Hindu
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