Giving a boost to the hopes of medical aspirants in Gujarat, the Medical Council of India (MCI) has given approval to two medical colleges — Nutan Medical College and Research Centre (Visnagar) and Dharmsinh Desai Institute of Medical College (Nadiad).
Both the colleges will offer 150 seats each.
With the addition of these two colleges, the total number of medical seats in admission for Gujarat 2019-20 sessions have rose to 4,450 seats. The information was conveyed by Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel through an official press release.
Apart from this, the approval process for another two Greenfield medical colleges at Amreli and Ahmedabad is also under scrutiny of Medical Council.
The official statement reads, “The inspection process is completed. This will further add another 300 seats soon”.
However, the fees structure of these two self-financed colleges hasn’t been finalized yet. As per the information given by Dr Raghav Dixit, deputy director of medical education, the fees will be decided by the Fee Regulatory Committee which is headed by a retired High Court judge. The process will only begin after the colleges will apply for it.
Under the new health policy, the state government offers Greenfield medical colleges, annual financial assistance of Rs 15 lakh per MBBS student for five years. Further, the Greenfield medical college hospitals situated in remote areas would also be offered substantial financial assistance as per the policy. – Digital Learning