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TN medical admissions: Students must produce document to prove relationship with parents

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CHENNAI: Students seeking admissions to MBBS/BDS courses in Tamil Nadu will have to produce at least eight of their parents’ documents such as birth certificates, Class X and XII certificates, degree certificate, nativity certificate, community certificate, Aadhaar and income certificate during counselling. They will also have to produce a document to establish the “relationship between the parent and the candidate.”

A one-page notification put up by the state selection committee undersigned by its secretary Dr G Selvarajan on the http://www.tnmedicalselection.org/ has said students attending counselling for admission to government and self-financing colleges must produce original certificates and documents on the specified date of counselling.

They have been instructed to bring a list of 10 documents including NEET hall ticket, score card, Class X and XII marksheets, bonafide certificate for having studied in one or more schools in Tamil Nadu between Class VI and XII, transfer certificate, nativity certificate, Aadhaar, community certificate, first graduate certificate and ration card/passport besides proof of relationship between the parent and the candidate.

Selection committee secretary Dr Selvarajan said parent’s documents are required only if students haven’t studied from Class VI to Class XII in Tamil Nadu. “Such students will have to provide proof that they are natives. In addition to the nativity certificate, we want them to give us some proof from parents’ records. We may not insist on all documents,” he said.

Minutes after it was uploaded, phones at the selection committee office have not stopped ringing. While one mother wanted to know if she should bring proof of her former husband, another parent called to say that he did not have a birth certificate. Yet another student called to ask what he should do if his parents were separated.

On Friday, the Madras high court made Aadhaar card and its photocopy compulsory during counselling to medical admissions in the state while passing interim orders on petitions alleging that students from outside the state were admitted to medical courses without any scrutiny of the genuineness of their nativity.

The petitioners alleged that many students from other states were allotted MBBS seats in Tamil Nadu based on nativity certificates obtained fraudulently.

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