Monday, June 30, 2014
Medical Council of India MBBS 500 Seats
The Medical Council of India (MCI) will take a final decision regarding the 500 seats in MBBS course in the State on July 8. The 500 seats were added in the last academic session, but the decision had been kept on hold due to various reasons.
The additional 500 seats were allotted to the State alone as part of the MCI's decision to increase 3,000 MBBS seats in the country last year. However, even as the State was given 500 extra seats, most of the government medical colleges (GMCs) across the state failed to meet the criteria laid down by the MCI.
As a result, the decision to increase the number of seats was withheld. The total number of MBBS seats in the State were supposed to increase to 2,560 from the existing 2,060.
The admission process is underway for the existing seats only, that is for 2,060 seats. MPs of the State and directorate of medical education and research (DMER) have been pushing for the implementation of the additional 500 seats from the current academic session itself.
The final decision on the issue will be taken on July 8. State president of medical council, informed that chief minister Prithviraj Chavan is taking keen interest in the matter and a decision is likely to be taken soon. There are fair chances of MCI finally giving a green signal to the additional 500 seats, which would immensely benefit MBBS aspirants of the State.
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