Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government’s demand for an increase in the number of post graduate seats in medical colleges of the state, has been turned down by the Medical Council of India.The state government had applied for an increase of one hundred and seventy four seats. The state’s stance however, continues to be positive, as it believes that the grounds of rejection are surmountable.
“The proposal has been turned down on account of reasons that can be addressed.Thus, principals have been asked to make the corrections by March 15, 2017 so that fresh application may be moved,” said Anita Bhatnagar Jain, Chief of Medical Education Department here, on Tuesday.
Ms Jain revealed that based on the revised guideline from the Directorate of Medical Education, it was now possible to have three students instead of two, under one professor, and also have one professor mentor two students in place of one. UP could add at least 108 PG seats through this provision, she added. She has issued instructions to the Director General of Medical education, UP to direct all colleges accordingly.
The DGME apprised Ms.Jain about students not being able to practice as 59 PG seats in medical colleges were not recognized,adds the TOI .
Principals in response to that have been asked to submit a fresh proposal for recognition .