Puducherry administration will get 283 MBBS seats as its quota of from the private medical colleges here this year.This is ten seats more compared to the 273 last year, Health Minister Malladi Krishna Rao told a press conference here tonight. Mr Rao said the issue was settled at the fourth round of talks between the government and medical college representatives. Previously, the seats allotted were 263 and 264 and it was 273 in 2015-16.
He said the issue of allotment of PG seats were also discussed. However, this year the PG classes were already started and the colleges agreed to consider from next year, he added. To a question,the minister said the demand was 50 per cent seats.But no deemed university is giving any seats to the government anywhere in the country and it was in Puducherry only that seats were being allotted for the government.
Of the seven private medical colleges here, four are deemed universities,he added.The Lt Governor and health minister had expressed satisfaction on getting 283 seats, Mr Rao said, adding that the 273 last year was out of 1050 seats and this year it is out of 1000 seats since 50 seats were reduced at Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences here.
Meanwhile, the prestigious institute of Puducherry has run into a controversy. After the results of the MBBS entrance exam at Jipmer were published recently, the medical college is being accused of alleged misconduct during the exam. The allegations has been put by All India NR Congress MLA Ashok Anand complaining about alleged irregularities in the conduct of the exam in two shifts.
The Jipmer entrance examination for MBBS admissions was conducted on June 5. The exam was conducted at 270 test centres across 75 cities in India. It was conducted in two shifts-in morning and afternoon. 1, 55,193 medical aspirants applied for the exam. Around 70 per cent of students who applied appear for the exam across the centres. In Puducherry alone, 90 per cent of the 3,098 students appeared after registering for the exam. In exact figures it means, 59,017 registered candidates of the 82,019 appeared in the morning shift. 49,537 registrants of the 73,178 appeared for the second round of examination.