MCI announced increase in number of Medical seats
The students won’t have to battle further for seats in medical colleges to pursue a post-graduation as the Medical Council of India (MCI) has given the green signal for additional PG medical seats across various states in the upcoming academic year. It has been estimated that approximately 2,000 seats in all, with Tamil Nadu having the largest swell, followed by Karnataka, Gujarat and Maharashtra.
It has been observed that in some streams like MD (anaesthesia), a seat for the general category student in some Maharashtra colleges is available once in two years. It has been reported that the regulatory body had received applications from 45 medical colleges across 12 states.
However, by March-end, the MCI believes that the student intake capacity for PG medical seats in the country will be approximately 16,500. MCI has sent out sanction letters for 1,600 seats to various state government. This is a giant leap from 14,260 seats to 16,500 seats for medical education.
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