Bhubaneswar: The Medical Council of India (MCI) has accorded permission for increase of 43 seats in MBBS courses in each of the State’s three Government-run medical colleges and allowed to start admission to the seats from the current academic year.
Health Minister Prasanna Acharya told reporters that the MCI has already given its clearance for enhancement of seats. With the permission, the total number of seats available in the MBBS stream has gone up to 150 in each of the medical colleges, SCB in Cuttack, MKCG at Berhampur and VSS at Burla.
The seats would be filled up by the successful candidates of the JEE, the counselling for which will starts from Sunday..
The Health Minister said the Medical Council of India has expressed its satisfaction over the infrastructures created to cater to the need of providing medical education in its five-year review of the existing infrastructure in the SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack. Basing on the report, the State Government has decided to give a proposal to the Indian Medical Association (IMA) for allowing increase of additional 100 seats in the MBBS stream.