Seats in Medical Colleges for undergraduate, PG courses to be Increased

Bhubaneswar: Medical aspirants have reasons to cheer as Odisha government has approved a proposal submitted by medical colleges in the State to increase the number of seats for undergraduate and post graduate courses by 10%.

The Joint Director of Medical Education and Training (DMET), Prof Umakanta Satpathy has written to the Deans and Principals of different medical colleges to apply to the Medical Council of India (MCI) by June 7 for an increase in number of seats as the final decision relating to the increase in seats lies with the Council.

Once approved by the MCI, in SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack, 25 seats will be increased in undergraduate courses for the 2019-20 academic session whereas number of seats in post graduate courses of different departments will be increased by 26 for 2020-21 academic year.

A total of 25 seats will be increased for UG courses in MKCG Medical College and Hospital, Berhampur whereas VIMSAR in Burla will get an additional 15 seats.

Similarly, an increase of 10 seats each for UG courses in Saheed Laxman Nayak Medical College and Hospital in Koraput, Bhima Bhoi Medical College and Hospital in Bolangir, Pandit Raghunath Murmu Medical College and Hospital in Baripada and Fakir Mohan Medical College and Hospital in Balasore will take place.