Soon 1 lakh MBBS seats in India
New Delhi: The National Medical Commission (NMC) is planning to increase the MBBS seats pool to 1 lakh by next year, a recent report by The Times of India has stated.
Medical Dialogues had earlier reported that as of now, there are a total of 84,649 MBBS seats in 562 Medical Colleges including 286 government and 276 private institutes across the country. The number keeps on going up or down depending upon the recognition and derecognition at various medical colleges.
However, keeping in view the present COVID-19 pandemic situation and shortage of medical seats in India, the government is now planning to give the medical education sector a thrust.