The Medical Council of India (MCI), New Delhi has rejected the increase of 1,000 MBBS seats in Karnataka Medical Colleges.
According to MCI, Karnataka medical colleges had sent applications for increase in MBBS seats. But, MCI rejected all the applications.
BMRI has asked to increase intake from 150 to 250 and MMCRI and KIMS asked 50 more seats.
"The total number of seats could reduce by 1,000. However, we cannot jump to a conclusion. The process can go on till June 15," said Dr S S Harsoor, director of medical education
"Every year, the students seeking for medical courses are increasing, but, the seats in medical colleges are not increasing", a medical aspirant questioned the MCI decision.
According to sources, MCI may also reduce the number of seats in other states like Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra to ensure quality education in medical colleges.
MCI also didn't give the permission to start its second batch in ESIC Medical College in Gulbarga. Subbaiah Institute of Medical Sciences, Shimoga, was not allowed to have 150 seats for its third batch.
MCI also scraped 150 seats from BGS Global Institute of Medical Science.
In other medical colleges like, Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore and Siddhartha Medical College, Tumkur, were also denied persmission to increase in seats.
The reason for rejecting the applications is that these medical colleges are lacking in infrastructure, shortage of faculty members and list of students.