Balasore: The Medical Council of India\u2019s three-member team's visit to the proposed medical college and hospital saw expectations soar about admission into the\u00a0 MBBS programs from the current academic session. The Council team also visited the district headquarters hospital, which will be affiliated with the medical college. The college has been granted 100 MBBS seats for the current academic year.\r\nSpeculation about the commencement of the current academic session has been rife for long. The college authorities had sent a word to the Council to come and inspect the site, \u00a0which is a pre-condition for the letter of permission being issued to an institution.\r\nSurajit Das, the \u00a0Additional Health Secretary, on Friday took stock of the facilities and infrastructure both at the district headquarters hospital and\u00a0the medical college, prior to the Council\u2019s inspecting team\u2019s arrival. Talking to the Telegraph, he said: "We expect MCI to approve the seats following which classes for the first MBBS batch with 100 seats can commence from the 2018-19 academic year."\r\nAccording to Chief District Medical Officer, Balasore Meenakshi Roy and Dean, College Pratap Rath the MCI team went around various departments\u00a0inspecting infrastructural readiness.