Odisha targets NMC Nod for 100 MBBS Seats at Jajpur Medical College
Bhubaneswar: Bringing good news to the medical aspirants in Odisha, a total number of 100 MBBS seats are likely to be added to the seat matrix in Odisha as the State Government has decided to set a target to add these MBBS seats in the new Government Medical College and Hospital (MCH), Jajpur from the 2024-2025 academic session.Speaking in this regard, an official of the department informed...
Bhubaneswar: Bringing good news to the medical aspirants in Odisha, a total number of 100 MBBS seats are likely to be added to the seat matrix in Odisha as the State Government has decided to set a target to add these MBBS seats in the new Government Medical College and Hospital (MCH), Jajpur from the 2024-2025 academic session.
Speaking in this regard, an official of the department informed TOI that the application process for getting permission from the National Medical Commission (NMC) has commenced already.
"If all goes to plan, the health and family welfare department will get permission from the National Medical Commission (NMC) to start admission in the medical college. Application process for the permission has been started," the official informed.
Two new medical colleges in Kalahandi and Jajpur districts were constructed under a centrally sponsored scheme. The fund sharing was done on 60:40 basis between the Centre and the State.
As per the latest media report by the Times of India, while the medical college in Kalahandi commenced MBBS admission last year, the medical college located at Jajpur will be ready to admit MBBS students this year. Official sources informed the Daily that the construction work of the Jajpur Medical College has been completed.
Meanwhile, the medical college and hospital located at Phulbani will be ready by next year and the Government will apply to NMC to get its permission for MBBS admissions during the academic session of 2025-2026, the official further informed.
He added that admissions will be conducted at Pabitra Mohan Pradhan Medical College and Hospital at Talcher after the MCH at Phulbani commences MBBS classes. Even though the construction work for the college and hospital buildings have been completed, it is taking time to commence classes.
As per the recent data shared by the Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, India has altogether 1,08,940 MBBS and 70,645 Postgraduate medical seats. Among these, Odisha has 17 medical colleges with 2525 MBBS and 1234 PG medical seats. While 12 Government medical colleges in the State have an intake capacity for 1675 MBBS seats, there are altogether 850 MBBS seats in 5 private medical colleges. 350 MBBS seats are present in three private medical colleges and 250 seats each in two deemed to be universities in Bhubaneswar.
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