Tamil Nadu to cross 9,000 MBBS seats mark with 4 new medical colleges
As of July 2019, the state is reported to have 7150 MBBS seats across 49 Medical colleges. Of these, 3400 MBBS seats are in 26 government medical colleges while 3,750 MBBS seats are there in the state 23 private medical institutes. With the setting up of these 4 new medical colleges, the state will get 600 more MBBS seats taking the MBBS pool to 9,000+.
Medical Dialogues had earlier reported about the confirmed establishment of 9 medical colleges with the sanctioned amount for 6 institutes released. These new medical colleges are set to be build in Dindigul, Namakkal, Ramanathapuram, Virudhunagar, the Nilgiris, Tiruppur, Krishnagiri, Nagapattinam and Tiruvallur districts.
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Now, according to a recent report by the TNIE, Union Health Ministry's Technical Evaluation Committee (TEC) has given its nod for four new Government Medical Colleges (GMCs) in Tamil Nadu, at its meeting in New Delhi held recently.
The new colleges at Ariyalur, Cuddalore, Kallakurichi and Kancheepuram districts will each have 150 MBBS seats once the executive committee gives its approval.
With this, the number of GMCs in the State will increase to 37. Tamil Nadu has the highest number of government medical colleges in the country.
Recently, 2 Tamil Nadu medical colleges bagged the approval by the Medical Council of India (MCI) to offer PG Medical course in MD Blood Transfusion and Immunohematology with a total of 5 seats — 2 at Madurai Medical College and 3 have been approved for the Tirunelveli Medical College. These medical institutes will begin the course from the next academic year 2020.
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