Thursday, May 1, 2014

MCI team to inspect new medical colleges in Karnataka

MCI team to inspect new medical colleges in Karnataka

BANGALORE: A Medical Council of India (MCI) team will visit Karnataka next week to inspect the availability of infrastructure in the newly established six government medical colleges.

Medical education minister Sharana Prakash Patil told reporters here on Tuesday that the government had been trying its best to seek approval from the MCI for MBBS admissions from the academic year 2014-15. The new medical colleges are in Gulbarga, Koppal, Karwar, Gadag, Madikeri and Chamarajnagar. The intake of each college is 150 students.

The PWD has begun the construction work and spent Rs 29 crore on each medical college building. About 70% of the recruitment process has been completed and directors have been appointed for all the colleges.

Also, in the 2014-15 state budget, the government has proposed to establish medical colleges in Bagalkot, Haveri, Yadgir, Chitradurga, Tumkur and Chikkaballapur.

PG counselling

Following the Supreme Court verdict, a fresh notification and seat matrix will be announced soon for counselling to PG medical seats. The apex court has reduced the domicile requirement from a minimum period of 10 years to seven years.

The information bulletin of the PGET, conducted by the National Board of Examinations, had said that a candidate who passed from government-recognized institutions in Karnataka for a minimum period of 10 academic years was eligible for a seat in the state

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