The North Delhi Municipal Corporation-run Bara Hindu Rao Hospital plans add 100 more seats to its college from next year. The hospital had recently got the Medical Council of India's nod to start a college from its campus from this season.
Standing committee chairman Ram Kishan Singhal on Wednesday, in a committee meeting, said the new college will add 100 more seats next year. This means aspirants in Delhi, which currently has 650 seats - including Bara Hindu Rao's 50 seats this year, will have more options as the total number of medical seats will touch 750 from the next academic year.
However, according to senior civic body officials, the move might take some time. "Once the college is operational and a batch completes a year, we will apply to the MCI. But the approval may take longer," a senior official said, adding that admission for the first batch will be done this month.
"Departments like anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, paediatrics have been set up by upgrading the existing infrastructure. It takes at least two years to set up a medical college and we did it in months. We have spent R7 crore over this project, while usually a budget of R1,000 crore is needed to start a medical college," commissioner PK Gupta said.