MBBS seats in government medical colleges in Jammu and Kashmir have more than doubled this year and 50% seats have been reserved for female aspirants, according to the administration.The Medical seats have been increased from 500 for 2018-19 to 1100 all the way through the current academic session 2020-21.
Union territory’s health & medical education branch got letter of permission from national medical commission, New Delhi to confess 100 MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) students in government medical colleges in Doda while the colleges in Anantnag and Baramulla have been provided permission to confess the second one batch of 100 students in the current academic year 2020-21.
“Government medical college Rajouri and government medical college Kathua already have permission for the second one batch with intake of 115 and 100 seats respectively, whereby the complete MBBS seats in J&K have now been enhanced from 500 (2018-19) to 1100 (2020-21) seats all the way through the current academic session 2020-21,” J&K government official spokesman said in a remark.
He said makeshift arrangement in government medical college Doda to accommodate lecturers, theatres, labs, dissection corridor, library, museum, faculty rooms, administrative block etc. have been done and the college is fully equipped and furnished to begin MBBS classes in the current academic year.
“The main buildings of all of the new government medical colleges are in more than a few stages of completion and are expected to be able to be used in the following few months. 1100 MBBS seats are to be had in medical colleges of the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir for the aspirants of MBBS Class lesson, which is a smart achievement of the UT Government,” the spokesperson said.
The government said 50% of these seats shall be made to be had to female aspirants as per the MBBS admission policy of the UT.