Maharashtra considers reserving up to 85% of deemed medical seats for state students
Officials confirmed that the DMER had proposed to reserve 50% seats for post-graduate courses and 85% seats for under-graduate courses in deemed universities for domicile students.mumbai Updated: May 03, 2017 15:15 IST
The Maharashtra government is considering reserving up to 85% of medical seats in deemed universities for students from the state. State medical education minister Girish Mahajan on Tuesday said a decision in this regard would be taken soon.
There are 10 deemed medical universities in the state.
Officials confirmed that the Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) had proposed to reserve 50% seats for post-graduate courses and 85% seats for under-graduate courses in deemed universities for domicile students.
Currently, both private and government medical colleges have 50% and 85% reservation in post-graduate and graduate courses.
Citing the example of Andhra Pradesh, Mahajan said the state government can take such a decision.
In Maharashtra, there are around 52 medical colleges. Of them, 16 are run by the government while 26 are private colleges.
The medical education minister said the managements of private medical colleges also wanted the government to allow them to hike annual fee. “We will see what can be done on this front,” Mahajan said.