Girl who gave up medical seat to friend joins MMC

Girl who gave up medical seat to friend joins MMC

Varshini S, who made everyone feel good about humanity on Monday by letting go of her medical seat secured under ex-servicemen quota for her friend Janani N, has herself got admission into Madras Medical College (MMC) on the first day of general counselling at the Tamil Nadu Government Multi Super Speciality Hospital in Omandurar Estate on Tuesday.

Varshini, who stood first in the quota for children of ex-servicemen on day one of the state medical and dental counselling, was ranked 140 in the general category counselling that began on Tuesday and will continue to share classes with Janani at MMC.

“I knew I would get into MMC and this was confirmed by the counselling officials yesterday. My friendship with Janani will extend into the realms of MMC as well,” said the elated youngster who graduated from SRV Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Tiruchy.

The top 10 rank-holders received admission cards from the Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr C Vijaya Bhaskar, who have opted for MMC in the general counselling admissions for MBBS/BDS.

Vijaya Bhaskar said, “The government has added 810 medical seats in the last five years to benefit the rural and students from poor economic background.”

The top three rankers, Aadithya Mahesh, Vignesh V and Gnanavel EJ, who scored a cut-off of 200 marks, also booked their berths at MMC. The other seven in the top 10 with 199.75 marks also ticked MMC as their preferred choice.

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