Increase in MBBS and Medical PG Seats, Latest State-wise Report Released by Central Government

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Increase in MBBS and Medical PG Seats: Before the commencement of NEET UG 2024 applications, the Central Government has released the latest report on MBBS seats, along with details on Medical PG seats. The report provides insights into the current status of medical education in India.

During a session in the Lok Sabha, Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Mansukh Mandaviya revealed that there has been a significant increase of 112% in MBBS seats since 2014. Similarly, there has been a 127% increase in Medical PG seats during the same period. The country now boasts a total of 108,940 MBBS seats across 706 medical colleges, compared to 51,348 seats before 2014. Additionally, the number of medical colleges has increased from 387 in 2014 to 706 presently.

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Over the past five years, there has been a considerable increase in both medical colleges and seats. For instance, in the academic year 2018-19, there were 499 medical colleges, which escalated to 648 in 2022-23. Similarly, MBBS seats rose from 70,012 to 96,077, and PG seats increased from 39,583 to 64,059 during the same period.

Detailed state-wise breakdown of MBBS seats

StateSeatsNumber of Colleges
Andaman & Nicobar1141
Andhra Pradesh6,48537
Arunachal Pradesh501
Assam1,5505
Bihar2,76521
Chandigarh1501
Chhattisgarh2,00514
Dadra & Nagar Haveli1771
Delhi1,49710 (8 Govt., 2 Pvt.)
Goa1801
Gujarat7,15040
Haryana2,18515
Himachal Pradesh9208
Jammu & Kashmir1,33912
Jharkhand9809
Karnataka11,74570
Kerala4,65533
Madhya Pradesh4,80027
Maharashtra10,84568
Manipur5251
Meghalaya501
Mizoram1001
Nagaland1001
Odisha2,52517
Puducherry1,830Various
Punjab1,80012
Rajasthan5,57535
Sikkim1501
Tamil Nadu11,65074
Telangana8,49056
Tripura2251
Uttar Pradesh9,90368
Uttarakhand1,1508
West Bengal5,27535

State-wise breakdown of NEET PG seats in India

StateSeats
Andaman & Nicobar0
Andhra Pradesh3,568
Arunachal Pradesh0
Assam738
Bihar1,229
Chandigarh585
Chhattisgarh589
Dadra & Nagar Haveli0
Delhi2,938
Goa137
Gujarat2,910
Haryana897
Himachal Pradesh356
Jammu & Kashmir657
Jharkhand263
Karnataka6,449
Kerala1,945
Madhya Pradesh2,348
Maharashtra6,074
Manipur255
Meghalaya37
Mizoram0
Nagaland0
Odisha1,234
Puducherry1,034
Punjab792
Rajasthan3,288
Sikkim34
Tamil Nadu5,134
Telangana3,112
Tripura91
Uttar Pradesh4,220
Uttarakhand1,832
West Bengal2,088

157 New Medical Colleges Approved

Under the Central Sector Scheme (CSS) for the establishment of new medical colleges by upgrading district/referral hospitals, approval has been granted for 157 new medical colleges, out of which 108 are already operational. To increase the number of MBBS and PG seats, support has been provided for the development of existing state government/central government medical colleges under the CSS. With an approved cost of ₹5,972.20 crore, 4,977 MBBS seats will be increased across 83 colleges in Phase 1, while an approved cost of ₹1,498.43 crore will be utilized to add 4,058 seats across 72 colleges. Additionally, support has been extended in Phase 2, with an approved cost of ₹4,475.25 crore to increase 4,000 PG seats across 65 colleges.

Initiation of UG Courses in 19 out of 22 AIIMS

The Union Minister stated, "Approval has been granted for the establishment of 22 new AIIMS under the Central Sector Scheme. Out of these, undergraduate courses have commenced in 19 AIIMS." To address the shortage of faculty, the eligibility for appointment under the teaching cadre has been relaxed by recognizing DNBE qualifications. Furthermore, the age limit for recruitment/promotion to the posts of faculty, Dean, Principal, Director in medical colleges has been increased to 70 years.

Source: Live Hindustan (Fri, 09 Feb 2024)

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