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Centre says no to 100 MBBS seats at Odisha’s SR Medical College

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Reported by Chinmaya Dehury
Bhubaneswar, July 15:

The Central government has disapproved of the renewal of 100 medical seats at Sardar Raja medical college in Kalahandi -along with 3820 MBBS seats across the country- for the academic session 2014-15.

The decision follows the recommendation of Medical Council of India (MCI), which had recommended against renewal of permission for admission in 3820 MBBS seats across 45 medical colleges in the country for for the academic session 2014-15, said a release of PIB today.

Sardar Raja Medical College, Jaring, Kalahandi
Sardar Raja Medical College, Jaring, Kalahandi

” MCI had recommended for disapproval of 118 medical colleges for renewal of permission for admission in 8567 MBBS seats for the academic session  2014-15. The Ministry has forwarded the compliance reports submitted by the concerned medical colleges to MCI for review and the same were placed before the Executive Committee of the Council at the meeting held on 08.07.2014 and 12.07.2014. Subsequently, MCI has recommended for renewal of permission for 73 cases with 4747 MBBS seats. The MCI has recommended for disapproval of renewal of permission for 45 medical colleges with 3820 MBBS seats for the year 2014-15,” the release said.

The assessment reports of all medical colleges by the assessor appointed by MCI, were placed before the Executive Committee of the Council.

This Committee recommends the grant of approval to those institutions which meet the requirements and provisions as per MSR/provisions/regulations of the Council.

The Executive Committee found deficiencies in 45 medical colleges which, according to the assessment reports, failed to meet the requirements prescribed by the MCI as per Minimum Standard Requirements Regulation. That explains why the Committee decided to recommend to the Central Government against grant of permission for 3820 seats in these medical colleges.

MCI has recommended for renewal of permission to 73 medical colleges to conduct admissions for 4747 MBBS seats.

However, MCI has recommended for establishment of 16 new medical colleges with intake capacity of 2050 MBBS seats and also recommended for the increase of 600 MBBS seats in 10 existing medical colleges for the academic year 2014-15.

The Union Health Minister stated this in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today, the PIB release said.