Extra seats for Osmania, Kakatiya medical colleges.The Medical Council of India (MCI) will be adding 50 seats each in Osmania and Kakatiya medical colleges by July 19 as per the recent directions of the AP High Court.
The 100 seats will be included in the Eamcet medical counselling, scheduled to begin from July 20. With this, the total number of MBBS seats will increase to 5,600 in 40 medical colleges of the state.
Meanwhile, the state government has submitted an affidavit to the MCI, stating that it will rectify the deficiencies in these colleges that were earlier pointed out by the MCI’s inspection committees within a month.Minister for medical education Kondru Murali and the officials of Kakatiya Medical College on Monday met Dr K.K. Talwar, chairman of the MCI’s board of directors, and urged him to increase the seats in the two colleges as per the High Court’s orders. They handed over a copy of the court order.
The MCI had pointed out infrastructure deficiencies in both colleges for which the government submitted an undertaking that it would rectify them within a month. “The discussions have ended on a positive note. We are hopeful of getting additional seats by July 19 so that they can be included in the Eamcet counselling to be held from July 20,” said Mr Murali.
The minister explained that they had not received any information about the MCI’s plans to approach the Supreme Court challenging the AP High Court’s orders regarding the increase in the seats.
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