COMED-K counselling for PG courses begins

253 eligible candidates appear for the seat selection process

COMED-K counselling  for PG courses begins

Of the total allotted eligible candidates, about 20 per cent of them attended the seat selection process.  The number of seats available before the start of medical postgraduate counselling was 276.

Catering to mostly non-Karnataka candidates, COMED-K, like every year, was rife with allegations blocking PG medical seats by students who had already secured PG seats elsewhere in the country.

Dr Ashok, Deputy Director (Testing), COMED-K said candidates who have already taken seats at the counselling process, conducted by All India Institute of Medical Sciences(AIIMS) have submitted their documents.

He pointed that many candidates who attended seat selection process were given provisional admission letter, while asking them to submit the original documents by April 19, 2010. According to Dr Ashok, candidates have been issued tamper-proof admission letters by COMED-K, thus blocking the chances of impostors.

He pointed, “Tamper-proof admission letters by COMED-K are part of the security-enabled feature and one cannot forge it. We will not issue or entertain any candidates after admission, if he or she loses admission letter.”

Ahead of RGUHS

The COMED-K began its two-day seat selection process well ahead of the counselling process of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS).  RGUHS had to postpone the postgraduate counselling process due to the non-availability of seat matrix from the affiliated colleges, which was not facilitated by the Directorate of Medical Education.

However, unlike every year, where COMED-K PG counselling is held after RGUHS seat selection process, this year, keeping the interests of the students in mind, COMED-K continued with the process.

As many as 82 medical seats, with 58 in general merit category and 24 in Christian minority for Karnataka candidates, will be available on Sunday for the seat selection process. The college-wise remaining seats and the seat allotment made on the first day of medical counselling will be available at www.comedk.org

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