Over 4,000 medical PG seats added for 2017-18

22 days ago | 02-03-2017 | ANI

New Delhi , Mar. 2 : An all-time record number of over 4,000 PG medical seats have been approved by Government of India in various medical colleges and hospitals for the academic session 2017-18 this year, taking the total number of PG seats available to 35,117.

Of the total increase, 2,046 seats are in medical colleges.

Looking at the need to increase PG seats in clinical subjects, the government had decided to amend the teacher student ratio in clinical subjects in government medical colleges.

This change alone has resulted in the creation of 1,137 extra seats in 71 colleges.

Many others out of the total of 212 government colleges are sending their proposals and it is expected that at least 1,000 more seats can be added during the month of March.

DNB seats, which are equivalent to MD/MS, have increased by 2,147 in the last one year.

Thus there has been a total addition of 4,193 PG seats in the country so far, and a further addition of more than 1,000 seats is likely during March.

The budget announcement of adding 5,000 PG medical seats in the country is thus likely to be achieved soon.