MCI finally allows 100 MBBS seats at GMCH

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jul 09, 2014 08:52 IST

The Medical Council of India (MCI) on Tuesday allowed Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, to increase its MBBS intake by 50, thus doubling the number of seats to 100.

Taken in the executive committee meeting of the MCI, the decision was based on a compliance report filed by the college over discrepancies found in an inspection a team of the council, said sources.

The college, the UT’s only medical college in the public sector, had applied for increase in seats to 100 from this session, but on June 23, the day of first counselling, the MCI had denied permission. This had led to hue and cry as the college had mentioned 100 seats in its prospectus.

Then, the college appealed to the union health ministry for a review, and the ministry called director-principal Dr Atul Sachdev to Delhi around 10 days ago. The case was presented to an official of the level of joint secretary in the ministry.

After the union health ministry forwarded the compliance report, the MCI discussed it in the meeting on Tuesday in Delhi and has provided the nod.

The second counselling is to be held on July 17. The process for admission at GMCH-32 is to conclude in September.

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