In a much-needed breather to the Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and Hospital management, the Medical Council of India (MCI) has approved 150 seats for admissions to first-year MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery). The approval has been granted for the next five years, which means IGGMC management would not have to knock the doors of MCI for approval every year.
Till last year, the Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and Hospital (Mayo) was having the approval of 50 seats while for the remaining seats it had to wait for the MCI visit and approval. The MCI team after going through the infrastructure and facilities used to grant approval to these seats. At times, the approval was not granted, leaving a jolt to students.
However, for the next five years, this won’t be the case. Sources said a team of Medical Council of India had visited Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and Hospital nearly two months ago. It was satisfied with the facilities and infrastructure here.
The medical college has been granted not to intake 150 students of MBBS course for the next five years. Meanwhile, Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) too has sought more seats in the upcoming academic session. It has applied for an increase in 25 percent seats. However, it is learnt that MCI has not yet taken any final call on increasing the intake capacity of the GMCH.
It is pertinent to note here that admissions to medical college are set to become tougher this year due to the sharp jump in the cut-offs. An increase in intake capacity would be a boon for the students willing to study in government medical colleges at Nagpur.
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