This has happened, due to the delays made in renewal of recognition and expected increase in intake. Hence, the aspiring student doctors in Karnataka will have to face tough time during first round of counselling. The students might have to wait for the second round before confirming their choices of medical colleges. Also, there remains a possibility of increase in the number of seats in four other medical colleges in Karnataka.
Some 5 government medical college are yet to receive permission from Medical Council of India (MCI) to admit students for 2011-12. The five colleges are located at Bidar, Hassan, Mandya, Raichur and Shimoga.
As per the seat matrix issued on 11 June 2011 by the Medical Education department , 26 medical colleges will offer 1,276 seats through CET during the first round. These include seats from five government medical colleges and 21 private medical colleges. The Medical Education department has also released the seat matrix for dental seats - the first round will feature 755 dental seats from 37 dental colleges.
However, The proposed increase in the seat intake at the four government medical colleges are as follows Bangalore Medical College(BMC), Mysore Medical College(MMC), Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences(KIMS) at Hubli, and Vijayangara Institute of Medical Sciences(VIMS) at Bellary.
Among these 4 colleges BMC and KIMS was expecting a rise in seat intake from 150 to 250, MMC and VIMS are expecting a rise from 100 to 150. However, Medical Education Minister S A Ramdas assures to look into the matter and push the rise in intake.