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Bihar: PG degree courses dropped in 3 medical colleges

Bihar: PG degree courses dropped in 3 medical colleges

Bihar: PG degree courses in 3 medical colleges in the state have been dropped this year following a Patna High Court order.

The 3 medical colleges in the fray include Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Bhagalpur, Sri Krishna Medical College Muzzaffarpur and Anugrah Narayan Magadh Medical College Hospital Gaya.

These medical colleges will not be taking admissions for PG courses this year, following the order by the Patna High Court.

These PG Courses are reported to have been offered on a temporary basis, and was subject to an MCI approval in 2016. These courses were started 3 years ago at Bhagalpur(14 seats), Muzaffarpur(10 seats) and Gaya (6 Seats). Now due to the lack of MCI approval, the courses are not being offered this academic year.

On a broader note also, the state has been witnessing a lack of facilities causing disturbance of sorts in the medical education sector. As a result of which, there is no admission happening in the PG Diploma seats in state run medical colleges in Bihar.  Also, 160 MBBS seats in government medical colleges and another 100 seats in a private medical college in the state will not be providing admissions this year. Bihar currently has around 900 MBBS seats.

The MCI has shared a list of 34 objections or advisories, and further highlighted deficiency in teaching beds, inadequate staff for registration counters, inadequate waiting area, unavailability of ECG room, minor operation theater and common dressing room and injection room for male and female patients.

As reported by a website, the MCI has recommended the Centre that it should not renew its permission for admission of the fourth batch of MBBS students against the increased intake from 50 to 100 at ANMMCH Gaya, SKMCH Muzaffarpur and JLNMCH Bhagalpur. For DMCH Darbhanga, the MCI recommended that the permission for intake from 90 to 100 should not be renewed. Ironically, the MCI agreed to allow private-run Katihar Medical College in Katihar to admit its fifth batch of MBBS students against increased intake from 60 to 100 for the 2016-17 academic session.

Source: with inputs
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