Tamil Nadu makes strong pitch for digital-first higher education | Chennai News

CHENNAI: The directorate of medical examination is planning a completely online single-window counselling for undergraduate medical courses — including choice selection and seat allotment — for 2020 admissions to reduce chances of a Covid-19 spread.
Officials in the state selection committee have been doing dummy runs for the process over the past few days, health secretary J Radhakrishnan said. “We don’t want aspirants to travel long distances for the sake of counselling. The committee was able to carry out single window counselling successfully for postgraduate students earlier this year. The software is now being upgraded and tested for the MBBS course,” he said.
Unlike the PG programme, where students have to lock colleges and courses of choice, the application process is simpler for UG students as they only have to choose colleges. The state is expecting about 35,000- 40,000 applicants for MBBS admission to 41 medical colleges – 26 state-run
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