875 more MBBS seats to be added in Tamil Nadu
Chennai: Augmenting the existing MBBS seat pool in medical colleges, the state of Tamil Nadu will add 875 more seats for medical aspirants.
This came after the government decided to give approval to three new private medical colleges and grant additional seats to 6 medical colleges in the state. The private medical colleges which secured the approval of the National Medical Commission (NMC) recently include Bharat Medical College, Indira Medical College, and Hospital and Panimalar Medical College Hospital and Research Institute.
According to a recent media report in TOI, NMC recently granted approval to Bharat Medical College and Hospital which comes under the Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research. The college will start accepting 150 MBBS students from this academic session.
The Commission has also given approval to Indira Medical College and Hospital in Thiruvallur. The college is affiliated under Tamilnadu Dr MGR Medical University and the institution will also get additional 150 MBBS seats.
Earlier, Panimalar Medical College Hospital and Research Institute secured the approval of the authorities to admit 150 MBBS students.
Hence, the three new colleges will add 450 seats in the existing MBBS seats. The Counseling for the seats in two of these colleges will be conducted by the State Selection Committee as they will add to the state seat matrix of MBBS seats.