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Centre operationalizes 108 new MCs; UG courses commence in 19 AIIMS

The Government has increased number of medical colleges and subsequently increased MBBS/PG seats. There is an increase of 82% in medical colleges from 387 before 2014 to 706 as of now. Further, there is an increase of 112% in MBBS seats from 51,348 before 2014 to 1,08,940 as of now, there is also an increase of 127% in PG seats from 31,185 before 2014 to 70,645 as of now.

The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare administers a Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) for ‘Establishment of new medical colleges attached with existing district/referral hospitals’ with preference to underserved areas and aspirational districts, where there is no existing Government or private medical college with fund sharing between the Centre and State Governments in the ratio of 90:10 for North Eastern and Special Category States and 60:40 for others. Under the Scheme, all the envisaged 157 medical colleges have been approved in three phases, Out of these, 108 medical colleges have become functional. The state-wise and year-wise details of medical colleges approved under the scheme and funds released to these colleges in last three years are as under:

State-wise details of 157 Medical Colleges approved under the Centrally Sponsored scheme for ‘Establishment of new medical colleges attached with existing district/referral hospitals’

S.No State/UT No. of colleges Districts  
  Phase-I (58)
  1 A & N Islands 1 Port Blair
  2 Arunachal Pradesh 1 Naharlagun
  3 Assam 4 Dhubri, Nagaon, North Lakhimpur, Diphu
  4 Bihar 3 Purnia, Saran (Chhapara), Samastipur
  5 Chhattisgarh 2 Rajnandgaon, Sarguja
  6 Himachal Pradesh 3 Chamba, Hamirpur, Nahan (Sirmour)
  7 Haryana 1 Bhiwani
  8 Jharkhand 3 Dumka, Hazaribagh, Palamu (Daltonganj)
  9 Jammu & Kashmir 5 Anantnag, Baramulla, Rajouri, Doda, Kathua
  10 Madhya Pradesh 7 Datia, Khandwa, Ratlam, Shahdol, Vidisha, Chindwara, Shivpuri
  11 Maharashtra 1 Gondia
  12 Meghalaya 1 West Garo Hills (Tura)
  13 Mizoram 1 Falkawn
  14 Nagaland 1 Naga Hospital (Kohima)
  15 Odisha 5 Balasore, Baripada (Mayurbhanj), Bolangir, Koraput, Puri
  16 Punjab 1 SAS Nagar
  17 Rajasthan 7 Barmer, Bharatpur, Bhilwara, Churu, Dungarpur, Pali,  Sikar
  18 Uttar Pradesh 5 Basti, Faizabad, Firozabad, Shahjahanpur, Bahraich
  19 Uttarakhand 1 Almora
  20 West Bengal 5 Birbhum (Rampur Hat), Cooch behar, Diamond harbour, Purulia, Raiganj (North Dinajpur)
  Phase –II (24)
  1 Bihar 5 Sitamarhi, Jhanjharpur, Siwan, Buxar, Jamui
  2 Jharkhand 2 Koderma, Chaibasa (Singhbhum)
  3 Madhya Pradesh 1 Satna
  4 Odisha 1 Jajpur
  5 Rajasthan 1 Dholpur
  6 Uttar Pradesh 8 Etah, Hardoi, Pratapgarh, Fatehpur, Siddharthnagar (Domariyaganj), Deoria, Ghazipur, Mirzapur
  7 West Bengal 5 Barasat, Uluberia, Arambagh, Jhargram, Tamluk
  8 Sikkim 1 Gangtok
Phase-III (75)
1 Andhra Pradesh 3 Piduguralla, Paderu, Machilipatnam
2 Assam 1 Kokrajhar
3 Chhattisgarh 3 Korba, Mahasamund, Kanker
4 Gujarat 5 Narmada, Navsari, Panchmahal, Porbandar, Morbi
5 Jammu & Kashmir 2 Udhampur, Handwara (Distt. Kupwara)
6 Karnataka 4 Chikkamagaluru, Haveri, Yadgiri, Chikkaballapura
7 Ladakh 1 Leh
8 Madhya Pradesh 6 Rajgarh, Mandla, Neemuch, Mandsaur, Sheopur, Singrauli
9 Maharashtra 1 Nandurbar
10 Manipur 1 Churachandpur
11 Nagaland 1 Mon
12 Odisha 1 Kalahandi
13 Punjab 2 Kapurthala, Hoshiarpur
14 Rajasthan 15 Alwar, Baran, Bansawara, Chittorgarh, Jaisalmer, Karauli,

Nagaur, Shri Ganganagar, Sirohi, Bundi, SawaiMadhopur, Tonk, Hanumangarh, Jhunjhunu, Dausa

15 Uttarakhand 3 Rudrapur (Distt. Udham Singh Nagar), Pithoragarh, Haridwar
16 Uttar Pradesh 14 Bijnaur, Kushinagar, Sultanpur, Gonda, Lalitpur, LakhimpurKheri, Chandauli, Bulandshahar, Sonbhadra, Pilibhit, Auraiya, Kanpur Dehat, Kaushambi, Amethi
17 Tamil Nadu 11 Tiruppur, Nilgiris, Ramanathapuram, Namakkal, Dindigul,

Virudhunagar, Krishnagiri, Tiruvallur, Nagapattinam,

Ariyalur, Kallakurichi

18 West Bengal 1 Jalpaiguri

In addition to this, under the Central Sector Scheme for setting up of new AIIMS, 22 AIIMS have been approved. Undergraduate courses have started in 19 of these.

The Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar stated this in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.
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