Medical colleges in Kerala to have 400 more seats
There will be an increase of 400 seats in the medical colleges in Kerala with 200 seats each being added to government and self-financing medical colleges. The increase in the number of seats will be in
- Sree Uthradom Thirunal Academy of Medical Sciences (SUT), Thiruvananthapuram
- Sri Gokulam Medical College, Venjarammoodu in Thiruvananthapuram
Last year, SUT Medical College could not make admissions as they did not have the approval of the Medical Council of India (MCI). This year, MCI has given sanction for 100 seats in this college. The MCI has also decided to increase the number of seats in Sri Gokulam Medical College, from 50 to 150 seats this year. This meant an increase of 200 seats in the self financing sector. As per the latest list of medical colleges and courses approved by the MCI for 2011-12 published on the website there are 23 medical colleges in the state. Of this, the five Government Medical Colleges together have 900 seats
This includes an increase of 50 seats each in Kozhikode, Thrissur, Kottayam and Alappuzha Medical Colleges. The total number of seats in Thiruvananthapuram Medical College will remain 200.
Out of the 18 medical colleges in the self-financing sector, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences is a deemed university and will make their own admission. 11 are private medical colleges and two are in the cooperative sector which entered into an agreement with the State Government for admitting students from the list prepared by the CEE last year to 50% government quota seats. The allotment for the MBBS and BDS courses has to begin before July 15.
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