1275 approvals granted to medical colleges for MBBS, PG Medical, SS seats this year: NMC releases list amidst fake permission letter scam
According to the list, the NMC MARB has given 1275 approvals for 51532 MBBS seats and 7582 PG medical and Super Speciality seats across 70 specialities this academic year 2023-24.
New Delhi: Breaking off the guesswork around how many institutes have been granted approval this academic year with respect to new courses, increase in intake capacity or renewal of seats they applied for, the National Medical Commission (NMC) has released the list of 1275 approvals given to medical colleges detailing the types of their applications and the total of number of approved MBBS,...
New Delhi: Breaking off the guesswork around how many institutes have been granted approval this academic year with respect to new courses, increase in intake capacity or renewal of seats they applied for, the National Medical Commission (NMC) has released the list of 1275 approvals given to medical colleges detailing the types of their applications and the total of number of approved MBBS, PG medical and Super Speciality (SS) seats.
This comes in the backdrop of the recent scam wherein some unscrupulous elements are issuing and circulating fabricated information in the name of the NMC by way of forged letters of permission and renewal (LoPs and LoRs) to various medical colleges across the country amidst NEET and NEET PG counselling.
Referring to this matter in its recent notification and once again alerting the concerned stakeholders and the public against such spoofed information, the NMC stated,
“It has come to the notice of Medical Assessment and Rating Board (MARB) of National Medical Commission recently that several forged/fake letters of permission have been issued to various colleges on behalf of Member/President, MARB whereas no such communications have been sent to the Colleges in this regard.
Hence, the NMC has now released the list of medical colleges specifying the number of medical colleges from each state, the course they sought permission or renewal for, the types of applications- increase in intake, new courses, renewal online or offline as well as the number of seats they submitted their requests to the Medical Assessment and Rating Board (MARB).
“ln this regard, a List of Colleges with total number of Seats (UGs & PGs) after Approval by MARB in Year 2023-24 is attached with this public notice for information and necessary action by the authority concerned immediately. lt is clarified that this is these are the colleges approvals, LOPs or renewal given for this academic year,” the apex medical regulator stated.
According to the list, the NMC MARB has given 1275 approvals for 51532 MBBS seats and 7582 PG medical and Super Speciality seats across 70 specialities to medical colleges this academic year 2023-24.
|State/UTs||PG/SS Seats approved||MBBS Seats approved|
|Dadar & Nagar |
|Jammu & |
|DM(Critical Care Medicine)||9|
|DM(Neuro - Anaesthesia)||4|
|DM Medical Oncology||7|
|M.CH (-Head and Neck Surgery)||10|
|M.CH (Paediatrics Surgery)||35|
|M.CH (Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery)||62|
|M.CH (Surgical Gastroenterology/G.I. Surgery)||10|
|M.CH (Surgical Oncology)||12|
|M.CH (Gynaecological Oncology)||3|
|MCH CARDIO VASCULAR THORACIC SURGERY||38|
|MCH -Neuro Surgery||60|
|MD - Anaesthesiology||674|
|MD - Ophthalmology||40|
|MD -Community Medicine||148|
|MD -Dermatology Venereology & Leprosy||187|
|MD -Emergency Medicine||127|
|MD -Family Medicine||6|
|MD -Forensic Medicine||79|
|MD -General Medicine||819|
|MD -Hospital Administration||5|
|MD -Immunology Haematology and Blood Transfusion||30|
|MD -Obstetrics & Gynaecology||69|
|MD -Palliative Medicine||5|
|MD -Physical Medicine Rehabilitation||11|
|MD -Pulmonary Medicine||61|
|MD -Radiation Oncology||35|
|MD -Radio Diagnosis||547|
|MD -Radiotherapy/ Radiation Oncology||18|
|MD -Respiratory Medicine||42|
|MD -Social & Preventive Medicine/ Community Medicine||13|
|MD -Sports Medicine||2|
|MD -Tuberculosis& Respiratory Diseases/ Pulmonary Medicine||66|
|MD/MS-Obstetrics & Gynaecology||43|
|MS -Obstetrics & Gynaecology||47|
|MS- Otorhinolaryngology (ENT)||64|
|MS-Obstetrics and Gynaecology||610|
Meanwhile, the NMC has also advised the concerned stakeholders, medical institutions as well as the general public, to not take any action based on forged LoPs and urged them to move the NMC board if any discrepancies are found in this matter.
“The above facts are brought to the notice of all concerned and general public to not take any action based on the fake/forged LOPs. If any discrepancies are found /noticed by any Stakeholder/general public, then it may be brought to the notice of Medical Assessment and Rating Soard (MARB) of the National Medical Commission immediately so that necessary action can be taken in such matters without any delay.”
Earlier this month, taking serious cognizance of this malpractice making rounds, the apex medical commission put out a stern direction for medical education bodies in all states and UTs to follow.
As per the recent NMC directive, the Directorate of Medical Education (DME) in all states and UTs must fill the MBBS, PG medical and Super Speciality (SS) seats as per the information available on the NMC website only. In addition, the NMC also advised the concerned stakeholders, medical institutions as well as the general public, to not take any action based on the information from any other source except the NMC website.
Till now, the NMC has released three clarifications on such fake permission and renewal letters being issued on behalf of the Member/President of the Medical Assessment and Rating Board (MARB) of the NMC to - GSL Medical College, Rajahmundry, Maharajah lnstitute of Medical Sciences, Vizianagaram, Santhiram Medical College, Nandyal, Meenakshi Medical College, Kanchipuram, and Santhiram Medical College, Kurnool.
Therefore, in an attempt to curb forgery, now all LoPs, CoRs and appeal orders issued by the NMC will contain digital signatures of the respective boards as a mark of authority.
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