Jaipur: The Rajasthan government has got in-principal approval to open five of the seven proposed medical colleges in Rajasthan. The medial colleges which have received approval are proposed to be opened in Bharatpur, Bhilwara, Churu, Pali and Dungarpur. The government is likely to throw open these colleges from the next academic session stating in August – September. Two other medical colleges in Sikar and Barmer are yet to get the central government’s nod so they won’t accept admissions from this academic session, sources said.
The final inspection report was approved by the officials of central government departments related to education and medical. Senior medical and health department officers said that they would receive the approval letter in the next couple of days.
Chief minister Vasundhara Raje also announced in Kota recently that at least five medical colleges will become operational now.
Confusion had been prevailing for a long time whether the state government would be able to open these medical colleges this year.
Rajasthan medical and health minister Kalicharan Saraf has asked officials to ensure that the session in these five collages start from July 1.
The Medical Council of India (MCI) teams had inspected the seven places where medical colleges are proposed, but refused to give approval due to the lack of faculty and resources. With the opening of these medical colleges, there will be an increase of 500 MBBS seats in Rajasthan.
First published: April 28, 2018