The counselling for medical courses, which started in Chennai on Monday, saw a touching moment, when a topper from a backward caste (BC) sacrificed her medical seat for her friend from OC (other castes) category, who too is a top scorer.
S Varshini, hailing from Tiruchy, and N Janani from Nagapattinam met in Class XI at SRV Matric Higher Secondary School in Samayapuram at Tiruchy. They soon became close friends, and in the last two years, have been helping each other in studies.
Varshini, with a cut-off of 199 marks and N. Janani with 198.75 marks, were ranked first and second respectively in the ex-servicemen category. Since Janani had applied under