MGM Indore applies to NMC for increasing 21 MD Medicine seats
Indore: More Postgraduate medical seats are likely to be added to the seat matrix of Madhya Pradesh since Indore based Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College has applied to the National Medical Commission (NMC) for an increase of 21 PG medical seats in Medicine.The college has completed all the preparations including recruiting adequate faculty members and it is expected that the NMC...
Indore: More Postgraduate medical seats are likely to be added to the seat matrix of Madhya Pradesh since Indore based Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College has applied to the National Medical Commission (NMC) for an increase of 21 PG medical seats in Medicine.
The college has completed all the preparations including recruiting adequate faculty members and it is expected that the NMC inspection team will visit the college any time in January. The college has also applied for seats in Emergency medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR) and all the required formalities have been fulfilled for the same, MGM dean informed FPJ.
If the college obtains the permission for adding these new seats, it will be the only medical college in the State to have more PG medical seats than the MBBS seats. Currently, the college administration is claiming it to be the only college in the country to have equal number of PG and UG medical seats.
Formerly known as King Edward Medical School, MGM Medical College, Indore is one of the oldest medical colleges in India. The college has been offering MBBS courses since 1948 and consequently PG medical courses were introduced in the medical college back in 1953. Currently, the medical college offers undergraduate medical education in around 250 MBBS seats.
In the last two years, around 125 PG medical seats were added to the college in several departments including obstetrics and gynaecology, pathology, general medicine, and anatomy.
Medical Dialogues had reported earlier this year that the NMC had given its permission for adding 4 MD Psychiatry seats to the medical college. Taking all the PG medical seats into account, the college has the maximum number of 246 PG medical seats in Madhya Pradesh.
Further, there are altogether 1627 PG medical seats in 8 government and 9 medical colleges in the state. Among these, 991 seats belong to Government medical colleges and another 636 PG medical seats are in the private medical colleges, adds Free Press Journal.
Now the college has applied to NMC for adding 21 PG medical seats in the Medicine Department. Speaking about this, MGM dean Dr Sanjay Dixit told Free Press Journal, "We have completed all the preparations and fulfilled all the requirements for getting 21 more PG seats in the medicine department. We have also completed the recruitment of faculty members as we have recently appointed five assistant/associate professors in the department."
While commenting on the increased number of PG medical seats in the college, MGM dean told the Times of India, "The college with help of state government worked on the dream of Prime Minister to increase medical PG seats to match MBBS seats. The college has increased seats in two phases doubling it from existing ones."
Informing that the PG seats were increased in MP in two phases- first in 2012 and second in 2019, Dr Dixit added, "The college has maximum PG seats in MP and is the first one to equal PG, UG seats. The college has now further completed formalities, including infrastructure upgrade required to increase numbers and process for recruiting faculty members are on."
"The efforts are on to set up new departments like Emergency Medicine, PMR and increase seats in others. The medical college will very soon get a nod for increasing four seats of MD in Psychiatry and two seats in DM (Superspeciality) in cardiology," he further mentioned.
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