533 Medical Colleges offering MBBS courses, 436 Medical providing MD/MS: Health Minister
New Delhi: Providing a detailed breakup of undergraduate (MBBS) as well as postgraduate (MD/MS) courses in the country, the Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare informed that 436 out of the total 533 permitted medical colleges are offering PG medical courses
" As per information received from the Board of Governors in supersession of Medical Council of India (BoG-MCI), a total of 533 Medical Colleges offering MBBS courses in the country, including 261 Medical Colleges under private management," Shri Ashwani Kumar Choubey, MOS Health stated responding to the question about the number of medical colleges offering MBBS courses of studies in the country
" As per information received from the BoG-MCI, there are 436 Medical Colleges providing MD/MS, etc. courses of studies," providing similar figures for PG medical courses at medical colleges
The minister further apprised the parliament about the steps taken by the government to increase PG seats
(i) The ratio of teachers to students for Professor has been revised from 1:1 to 1:2 for all MD/MS disciplines and from 1:1 to 1:3 in all clinical subjects in Government-funded medical colleges and in Private medical colleges with 15 years standing. Further, for Associate Professor, the said ratio has been revised from 1:1 to 1:2 and 1:3, if he/she is a unit head in all clinical subjects in Government medical colleges and in Private medical colleges with 15 years standing. This has resulted in an increase in number of PG seats in the country.
(ii) Strengthening/ up-gradation of State Government Medical Colleges for starting new PG courses/ increase of PG seats.
(iii) By amending the regulations, it has been made mandatory for all medical colleges to start PG courses within 3 years from the date of their MBBS recognition/ continuation of recognition.
(iv) Colleges are allowed to apply for PG courses in clinical subjects at the time of 4th renewal it will serve to advance the process for starting PG courses by more than one (1) year.