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Rajasthan increases seats in medical colleges to produce more MBBS

by RajasthanDirect
Jun 04, 2013

There is some good news for students aspiring to become doctors. Two medical colleges of state have increased 100 seats from the new academic session while chances are the number may increase further.

During a recent inspection of various medical colleges, Medical Council of India (MCI) officials found that the number of seats has been increased from 100 to 150 in Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Ajmer, while Jaipur-based Mahatma Gandhi Medical College will also get 50 more seats, taking it to 150 seats.

Moreover, MCI also recommended to continue the recognition of these private colleges.

“The students will benefit from the increased seats from the academic session starting from July as we will take 150 students from this year,” confirmed Dr Pramod Kumar Saraswat, principal, JNMC, Ajmer.

The revelation was made in the minutes of the recent meeting released by MCI. However, the MCI pointed out that during the inspection it had found a few deficiencies in the colleges.

Meanwhile, sources said there may be a further increase of about 100 seats in the state’s premier SMS Medical College as the decision to increase the number of seats in SMSMC is pending with the governing council.

Currently, there are 150 seats and there is a proposal to take the number to 250 seats.

“The proposal to increase the seats in the SMS Medical College is pending with the governing council,” said a senior government official.

In this scenario, Jaipur’s SMS Medical College will take 150 students a year, while the two private colleges — Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and National Institute of Medical Sciences & Research (NIMS) — induct 150 candidates each. This makes it to about 450 MBBS doctors who pass out every year from Jaipur.

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