There is a likelihood of the MBBS seat number increasing from 150 to 250 for the next academic session i.e. from 2019-20 at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College.
Jabalpur: A 3 member team of the Medical Council of India (MCI), inspected various departments of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College and Hospital(NSCB) on Thursday. The inspection was conducted to check compliance for the 10 MBBS seat increase asked for in Jabalpur Medical College.
Earlier the MBBS course in Jabalpur Medical College had 140 seats, which was then increased by another 10 seats. However, during the last inspection conducted before finalizing the increase of 10 seats in MBBS courses, the Council had highlighted faculty shortage in a prominent way stating that the increase of seats could only be granted once the faculty deficiency was overcome.
The Thursday compliance inspection, had the team members express satisfaction over the college administration having resolved a majority of the staff deficiencies. The college’s MBBS seats will now soon be increased from 140 to 150.
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College and Hospital, Superintendent, Dr Rajesh Tiwari while talking to the Hitavada, revealed a possibility of the present 150 seats increasing to become 250 for the next academic session i.e. from 2019-20.
The MCI team comprised of Dr Laxmi Narayan, Bellary, Karnataka, as Chairman, Dr Ulhas Nayak from Kolhapur and Dr Jagat Saxena from Kanpur as its members.
Besides Jabalpur, the Bhopal, Gwalior and Indore-based Medical colleges would also witness the seat increase to 250 for their respective MBBS courses reported the Hitavada.
The team members meanwhile, had taken a close look at every aspect of the hospital as well as the college.