Karnataka: There is tough competition for medical seats this year as the number of seats in the medical seats has witnessed a steep fall as compared to its dental counterparts which have witnessed a steep increase in their numbers.
This year, 48 medical colleges have come up with a total number of 5,920 medical seats in 48 medical colleges, 770 seats less when compared to the last year’s figure. Last year, the number was 6,690 seats in 54 medical colleges. Six medical colleges this year, have not been granted permission to offer seats. According to sources, the Medical Council of India (MCI) has disallowed many medical colleges from taking in student admissions on account of infrastructural and faculty paucity
Medical dialogues team had earlier reported whooping 82 Medical colleges have been denied the permission of renewal for MBBS seats for the coming 2018-19 academic year by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. With no renewal permission, the said medical colleges will not be able to offer MBBS courses for the coming academic session. These included 9 medical colleges form Karnataka
On the other hand, dental seat numbers have risen by 446 as compared to last years. This year, there are 2,754 seats in 38 colleges, reported the Hindu..
The KEA has decided to allow medical and dental seats to National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) scorers prior to those interested in engineering seats. This said, S.N. Gangadharaiah, administrative officer, KEA, is being done so that students who don’t get medical and dental seats have the option of choosing engineering seats.