A good news to the medical course aspirants, that health department has decided to increase / add new around 2,500 MBBS seats to the medical colleges across the country.
The department has also decided to set up new medical colleges at various hospitals. These new additional seats would be added to the new and existing medical colleges.
In 2014, Medical Council of India (MCI), New Delhi has approved 2,750 seats instead of 3,920 During this period around 1,170 seats were fell short.
The department has given approval to set up 100 new seats in each G B Pant Hospital, located at Port Blair as well as at Almora, Churu, Datia, Dungarpur, Khandwa and Kohima.
However, it has been reported that the proposal to increase the number of seats in existing medical colleges situated at Amritsar and Patiala in Pinjab as well as Coimbatore, Kanyakumari, Madurai and Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu, has been taken.
The department is set to increase the seat base in Bhopal, Gwalior, Haldwani, Indore, Kota, Rewa and Udaipur as well.
On December 29, 2014, the department had a meeting with the officials to discuss on setting up of new medical colleges, which are attached to district and referral hospitals. They also discussed to increase / strengthening the existing central and state government medical colleges.