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Renewal of 80 MBBS seats in Madhya Pradesh denied by MCI

Apr 8, 2015 17:00 IST

    After completing their inspection of the five state run medical colleges in Madhya Pradesh, Medical Council of India (MCI) has declined to renew admission to the 80 MBBS seats that these colleges offer. The Medical Council of India found shortcomings in the infrastructure in these colleges and thus ordered the same. The decision of MCI came just two months before the admission for the new batch of MBBS course begins this year.

    In the medical colleges of Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur and Gwalior the intake for MBBS was scheduled to increase from 140 to 150 seats, but the MCI has recommended not to increase the number of seats for the third batch of MBBS this year. The executive committee of MCI even recommended to Union government t not to renew permission of taking admission of candidates in the increased seats. The Shyam Shah Medical College, Rewa has been said not to increase their seats to 100(which is the present number of seats for MBBS course in the college) and limit instead at 60. The seats were increased in the college in the year 2012-13.

    According to regulations MCI make their inspections of medical colleges every five years after there is an increase in seats in order to check whether the infrastructure available in the campus is enough for the increased seats or not.

    The state government would have to advertise 10 medical seats less for medical colleges in Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior and Jabalpur this year, like they did last year. Rewa would lose the most number of seats (40 seats) for the academic session 2015-16. Gandhi Medical College (GMC), Bhopal has already submitted their compliance report to state government. According to MCI there are many infrastructural loopholes in each of the colleges and thus there is no point in increasing number of seats.


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