The Government of India (GOI) has approved 4000 PG Medical seats for the medical colleges and hospitals across the country for the session 2017-18. It was announced by Union Health minister, J.P. Nadda on March 2, 2017. With this increase, now, the total number of approximate Post graduate Medical seats will be 35,117. Out of the total raise, around 2046 seats are in the Medical Colleges. Also, the provision to amend the teacher-student ratio will be made in Clinical subjects of Government Medical Colleges.
The increase in PG Medical seats will result in creation of 1,137 seats in 71 medical colleges. Also, 212 Government medical colleges are sending the proposal to increase the seats. Till now, around 4913 PG Medical seats has been added and in the month of March 2017, it is expected that 1000 more PG Medical seats will be included.
In the last year, around 2147 seats were included in the post graduate medical courses, these programmes are equivalent to MD/MS courses.
In the Union Budget, it was announced that per annum 5000 PG medical seats will be added. With the approval of Government, the seats will be included in the respective medical colleges and Hospital.
As per the Health Ministry, J.P. Nadda, it will enhance the medical education and facilities in the country.
NEET PG 2017 is organised by the National Board of Examination (NBE) to offer admission to MD/MS and MDS courses. The entrance examination was organised from December 5 to 13 in the online mode. The result of NEET PG has been declared, the NEET PG 2017 counselling for the qualified candidates will start from March 14, 2017.
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