Puducherry : Puducherry State Parents Students Welfare Association (PSWA) urged the government to get at least 17 more MBBS seats from Puducherry Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) as government quota to be on par with other colleges coming under the Puducherry university.
In a letter to Lt.Governor Kiran Bedi, Association President Y Balasubramanian said all the seven private Medical colleges including deemed universities together have allocated 283 seats as government quota for the year 2016-17.
At the time of allocation, PIMS was having an intake capacity of only 100 seats and had given 38 seats, Venkateswara Medical college 53 of the 150 and Manakkula Vinayagar medical college 55 of the 150 seats.
However, the government of India on August 20 has given approval to PIMS to enhance its intake capacity to 150 seats. Though, PIMS is said to be a minority institution, 50 percent seats of minority institutions was given as government quota in other states, Mr. Balasubamanian pointed out and urged the intervention of the Lt. Governor.