Medical Council of India (MCI) has decided to increase post graduate (PG) seats in government medical colleges. As per the new conditions of ratio of teachers and students about 800 seats are proposed in Maharashtra out of which 200 seats would be reserved for economically backward class. Significantly, as there would be no survey of this class by MCI, these seats are likely to increase.
As per the earlier MCI conditions, one professor used to get three PG students, associate professor used to get two students and assistant professor used to get one student. Now, if an associate professor has completed three years and has submitted a research paper, they will also get three students. Other than these, a unit consisting of a professor, associate professor and assistant professor would have a ward of 40 beds and would get five PG students.
If a unit does not have a professor but an associate professor with three years experience and two assistant professors, it would also get five students, as per MCI. A circular, elaborating on the rules was sent to all government medical colleges on April four. The DMER has directed all government medical colleges to submit their proposals for increased seats before May 30.
A proposal of increased 800 seats would soon be submitted by DMER to MCI, sources said. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had announced that, Maharashtra would promptly implement 10 percent reservation for economically backward class. This 10 percent is approximately 200 seats and a proposal would be sent by DMER to the governor. Medical 82, Mayo 64 seats proposed Nagpur Government Medical College (Medical) has proposed 82 PG seats while Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and Hospital (Mayo) has proposed 64 PG seats. For economically backward class, Medical has proposed 19 seats and Mayo has proposed eight seats.
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