Karnataka set to add 400 seats in government medical colleges

Here is a good news for under-graduate medical seat aspirants of Karnataka. The state medical education department is all set to add 400 more medical seats in government medical colleges.

The proposal has been cleared by the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS), and the department is now waiting for the approval of the Medical Council of India (MCI).

“For the coming academic year, for admissions through NEET 2017, we have submitted proposals for enhancement of seats in seven government medical colleges and we are also trying to develop the infrastructure at the new college announced at Bowring Hospital in Bengaluru,” said Dr Sachidanand, director, Medical Education Department, as quoted by The New Indian Express.

Along with government colleges, some private colleges have applied for enhancement and for fresh affiliation.

There are 16 government-run medical colleges in the state with an intake of 2,200 seats. This is expected to go up to 2,600 for June 2017 admissions.

“Bangalore Medical College alone offers 250 seats, nine colleges have an intake of 150 each and six colleges offer 100 seats each. Apart from this, if the intake of private colleges is increased, the government will get its share in the form of government quota seats,” added Sachidanand.

Source: The New Indian Express

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