CHENNAI: The Directorate General of Health Services will open its website (www.mcc.nic.in) for registration of counselling for all India quota seats at government colleges, deemed universities and central government institutions by June 19.
The New Delhi-based agency has been appointed by the Centre to conduct online counselling for students for 15% seats that are surrendered by government medical colleges and for all seats in deemed universities.
The schedule released on Thursday says that the registration deadline for the first round will end on June 24, and payment facility will be available till 2pm the next day.
At the time of registration, students have to pay two kinds of fee — for deemed universities, students have to pay a non-refundable registration fee of Rs 5,000 and refundable security amount of Rs 2 lakh. The refundable amount will be adjusted against the first-year tuition fee by the respective college if he or she joins it. Else, it will be refunded to the bank account provided by the students at the time of registration.
For the all India quota/ central universities/AFMS and ESI colleges, the non-refundable registration fee is Rs 1,000 for unreserved candidates and Rs 500 for SC/ ST/ OBC/ physically disabled.
While unreserved candidates will also have to pay a refundable security amount Rs 10,000, those in the reserved category have to pay Rs 5,000. Unreserved candidate opting for central universities/ AFMS/ ESI will have to pay Rs 11,000 (Rs 1000 refundable) at the time of registration. Students in reserved category have to pay Rs 5,500 (Rs 500 refundable) at the time of registration.
Students will have to fill choices and lock it between 10am and 5pm on June 25. Two days later, the directorate will release results of the allotment. Students interested in taking the allotted seats have to join the colleges by July 3 or opt for upgradation in round 2. There will be no additional fee or fines at this stage.
The registration for the second round will begin on July 6. While students who have opted for upgrade from round 1 need not pay fee again, all students have to lock choices again on July 9. The agency will release results of allotment in July 12.
At this stage, candidates who join colleges will not be allowed to leave the seat. No up-gradation will be allowed.
If the student does not join the allotted institution, the security fee will be forfeited. The candidate has to register again for mop up rounds (expect for 15% seats in government colleges) with fresh payment. “This will prevent students from blocking the seats. As a result, lesser number of vacant seats will be returned to the colleges,” said Radha R, mother of a medical aspirant.
Vacant seats at government colleges will be returned to states on July 23, and locking of choices for mop up can be done on August 16.
Results will be available on August 18. The vacant seats will be returned to the respective institutions on August 27.