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Rajasthan: 350 MBBS seats increased in 7 medical colleges

November 27, 2019, 12:31 pm

Rajasthan state secretariat building

Jaipur: The Medical Council of India (MCI) has given a green signal to the government’s proposal to increase 350 MBBS seats in seven government medical colleges in Rajasthan. The seats will be increased for medical colleges in Jaipur, Pali, Dungarpur, Bharatpur, Churu, Jhalawar and Bhilwara. In Jaipur, the seats have been increased for Rajasthan University of Health Sciences.

This has come as great news for medical aspirants as there has been an announcement of 15 new medical colleges in the last 11 months. More candidates pursuing medical studies will get a chance to become doctors in Rajasthan.

“As many as 50 seats will be increased in each of these medical colleges. A total amount of Rs 420 crore will be invested for this purpose,” said a senior medical and health department officer.

“Since the Congress government came to power, there has been an increase of 960 PG seats in Rajasthan medical colleges. Now 350 more MBBS seats have been approved for seven medical colleges. For each seat, a budget of Rs 1.20 crore has been approved, so the total budget of Rs 420 crore has been approved,” said the minister.

First published: November 27, 2019