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Karnataka: 124 more seats given to various medical colleges

Karnataka: 124 more seats given to various medical colleges

Mysore: The Government’s decision to add 4000 new seats in PG medical education has led the Medical Council of India(MCI),  to add 124 more post graduate seats in 10 medical institutions of the state for the year 2017-18.

Vijaynagar Institute of Medical Sciences, Ballari has benefited the most with 24 PG approvals coming its way. These have been followed by the Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute  with 21 seats and finally, the  Employees State Insurance Corporation Medical College, Bengaluru with a booty of 18.

JP Nadda, the Union Health Minister, in February made an official announcement to declare the addition of 4,193 seats for the year 2017-18, raising the post graduate medical seats to 35,117.

The other colleges to benefit from the state’s decision of PG seat increase are-  Sanjay Gandhi Institute of Trauma and Orthopaedics -9;Belgaum Institute of Medical Sciences-5;Mandya Institute of Medical Sciences-16; Government Medical College, Mysuru-10;Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bengaluru-2;Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubballi-9;Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health- 10.

The government increased the student- teacher ratio in post graduate courses,  offered in Government Medical colleges, to facilitate the seat increase endeavour.

The Ministry’s seat distribution plan  will help create more than 2000 new seats in medical colleges;while the left over, numbering 2,100 will go to the Diplomate of National Board (DNB) streams, equivalent  to MD, MS courses.

The Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley in his 2017-18 budget  had announced the creation of 5000 PG seats, in an attempt to overcome specialist shortages in the country, reports city today.


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  1. The increase may be around 160. Please refer to letters of permission regarding increase in the number of pg seats dtd. 03-03-2017 & 30-03-2017 made on the ministry of health and family welfare-Govt. of India website
    124 is shown on 30th remaining seats are shown on 03-03-2017 itself.

  2. private medical and deemed medical college seats are not increased or there is no seat increase. ? there also the seat can get increased and the capitation fees and building fund collection to be stopped and charging fine etc by the management and HOD/ teachers are completely stopped. there should be some ethics with medical college also