MCI Relaxes Norms In Underserved States To Allow New Colleges

Medical apex body the Medical Council of India (MCI) gave nod to start new medical college (branches) in states with poor doctor patient ratio according to a report. Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Rajasthan and parts of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, besides the North-Eastern States are allowed to have more colleges using the existing hospitals.

At present India is short of doctors, the relaxation is set to produce more doctors from the above states. India approximately has about 63000 medical seats of which 40,525 seats are for MBBS course an exhaustive search on colleges & courses can be made from the MCI portal.

Deserving students are unable to secure admission in medical courses due to less number of medical seats. MCI has eased the set up procedure for existing medical colleges to open new campuses with in 10 kms radius from hospitals.

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