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MCI redistributes EWS seats, Faridkot medical college gets 25 more seats

Guru Gobind Singh Medical College (GGSMC), Faridkot, and Government Medical College, Patiala, have been allotted 25 MBBS seats each while the Government Medical College in Amritsar was given 50 more seats. The MBBS seats in government medical college at Patiala have been decreased to 225.

education Updated: Jul 02, 2019, 14:19 IST
Parteek Singh Mahal
Parteek Singh Mahal
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
(HT File)

A day before the first round of counselling for MBBS courses, the Medical Council of India (MCI) redistributed the 100 additional EWS seats allotted to Punjab on Monday.

As per the latest directions, Guru Gobind Singh Medical College (GGSMC), Faridkot, and Government Medical College, Patiala, have been allotted 25 MBBS seats each while the Government Medical College in Amritsar was given 50 more seats. The MBBS seats in government medical college at Patiala have been decreased to 225.

The first round of online counselling for MBBS and BDS seats will begin on Tuesday. Before receiving the new notification, Baba Farid University vice-chancellor Raj Bahadur had said admission to MBBS courses under the EWS quota will begin from the second counselling.

The eight medical colleges in the state collectively have 1,225 MBBS seats, including the 100 MBBS seats reserved for EWS students. The three government colleges have 600 seats and the five private colleges have 625 seats. There are 1,230 BDS seats in the 15 dental colleges in the state.

The revised EWS quota will only be implemented in three government medical colleges of the state this year. Earlier, of the two government colleges, only Government Medical College Amritsar and Patiala had the additional MBBS seats while GGSMC has asked the Medical Council of India (MCI) for more seats.

The university’s vice-chancellor Raj Bahadur said admissions for MBBS courses under the revised quota will begin from the second counselling session. “ We are waiting for the Medical Council of India’s (MCI’s) reply over the distribution of additional MBBS seats. Initially, no seats were given to the college. We have written to the MCI demanding equal distribution of seats in government colleges. We expect a response within a couple of days,” he said.   

The revised EWS quota will only be implemented in three government medical colleges of the state this year. Of them only two government colleges — Government Medical College Amritsar and Patiala — have the required 100 additional MBBS seats while Guru Gobind Singh Medical College at Faridkot has asked the Medical Council of India (MCI) for more seats.

The Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS), Faridkot, on Tuesday, going to start the first round of online counselling of MBBS and BDS seats for academic session 2019-20. The eight medical colleges in the state have 1125 MBBS seat (excluding 100 MBBS seats under EWS quota), including 500 in three government colleges and 625 in five private institutions. While there are 1230 BDS seats in 15 dental colleges in the state for the grab. 

Vice-chancellor of Baba Farid University Raj Bahadur said that the admissions for MBBS courses under EWS quota will start from the second counselling session. We are waiting for the MCI’s reply over the distribution of additional MBBS seats under EWS quota. “Earlier, no seat was given to Faridkot college, after which we have written to MCI demanding equal distribution of seats to government colleges or additional MBBS seats for GGSMC. We are hopeful to get a reply within a couple of days,” he said.   

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