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Maharashtra: 970 MBBS seats added by MCI; 2000 more to come next year


Maharashtra: 970 MBBS seats added by MCI; 2000 more to come next year

Maharashtra: In a bonanza to medical aspirants intending to pursue MBBS from Maharashtra based medical colleges, over 970 MBBS seats have been added corresponding to the implementation of Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs) quota by MCI, while for next academic session, 2,000 more MBBS seats will be added.

Medical Dialogues has recently reported about approval given by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) and the Board of Governors in supersession of Medical Council of India (MCI BoG) to increase the MBBS seats in view the EWS reservation in over 132 medical colleges.

By the MCI and Ministry’s nod, 20 medical colleges from Maharashtra succeeded in raising their MBBS seats by 970 in total.

Read Also: EWS Quota: MCI, Health Ministry increase 4465 MBBS seats in 132 Medical Colleges, Here is state wise details

Now, according to a recent report by PTI, the Maharashtra government will increase the existing number of MBBS seats by 2000 from the next year to accommodate more students. This information surfaced during a recent session at the Legislative Council.

During the sitting, Medical Education Minister Girish Mahajan also told the Upper House that the government was in the process to hike seats for post-graduate medical courses.

He was responding to calling attention raised by NCP’s Hemant Takle.
Currently, civic and state-run colleges in the state have around 3000 seats in all.

Takle sought to know the stand of the government on granting reservation to Maratha students in post-graduate medical courses under the Socially and Economically Backward Class (SEBC) category against the backdrop of a supreme court judgement.

Governor C Vidyasagar Rao had last month signed an ordinance to provide quota under the Socially and Economically Backward Class (SEBC) Reservation Act, 2018 to candidates seeking admission to post-graduate medical courses.

Mahajan also admitted that some students faced difficulties during the admission procedure because of the 16 per cent reservation that came into effect for the Maratha community.

He assured the Council that the admission process would be more streamlined the next year.

The Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court had last month said that 16 per cent reservation given to the Maratha community under the SEBC category will not be applicable to admissions to the PG medical and dental courses this year.

The government later approached the Supreme Court, which upheld the verdict of the High Court.

Many students, who had got admission to post-graduate medical courses under the SEBC quota, had appealed to the state government to find a suitable solution.

Read Also: Maharashtra Legislative Assembly clears bill on Maratha Quota for PG Medical Admissions



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    MILIND CHITALE June 24, 2019, 11:11 am

    Actually reservation may go to up to 94%.Because any candidate of any reservation quota like OBC,SC,ST,NT,SEBC who fits in the merit list of open category is treated as open and a vacancy in his category is filled by the reserved category student.When reservation was 50%,it actually went up to 75% because of the same reason.I was very closely associated with admission process for last 20 years and this is my observation.

  2. What bonanza ? Open seats have decreased by 345 even after increase in seats … There is 76% reseration … MBBS Available seats Calculation for open category

    Note:MGIMS Sevagram is included in government colleges seats

    *Last year total 3110 seat were available in government colleges*

    *Total available Open candidates seats were 1093*

    *This year total 1070 seats increased in government colleges including one new government medical college seats,therefore total available seats is 4180.*

    *Total Approximately seats available for open category candidates after deducting SEBC & EWS QUOTA = 740 to 780*

    *Total 1070 MBBS seats increased in government medical colleges,but nearly 345 open candidates seats is decreased*