Medical: Kerala colleges lose 1100 MBBS seats

Rajendran Puthiyedath

July 16, 2016: Kochi: With the Medical Council of India (MCI) dealing a severe blow, the Kerala students are set to be denied 1100 MBBS seats in govt and private medical colleges in the state this year while 100 seats will come up in a new private medical college at Tiruvalla. The Central Ministry of Health and Family Welfare issued orders to this effect , which is published on its website. Medical Coucil and the MoHFW has approved setting up of the new medical college at Trivandrum (Adjoining Govt General Hospital), the state govt has informed the union govt and the medical regulatory body that this permission is not needed this year since the infrastructure facilities are not complete still.

The medical colleges that have been denied MBBS admission this year are DM Wayanad Institute of Medical Sciences (150), P K Das Institute of Medical Sciences Ottappalam (150), Mount Zion Medical College, Adoor (100), Al Azhar Medical College, Thodupuzha (150), Malabar Medical College, Kozhikode (150) , KMCT Medical College, Kozhikode (100) , Somervel Medical College, Trivandrum (100) and Govt Medical College, Idukki. (50). Moreover, Gokulam MC intake has been reduced to 50 from 150 (cut 100) and Kannur Medical College has only 100 seats (cut 50 seats) this year instead of 150 seats in previous years.

The Gokulam Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram has been allotted only 50 seats down 100 seats from last yearís 150 seats while Kannur Medical College has been allotted 100 seats, down 50 seats from last yearís 150 seats. The new Believers Church Medical College has been allotted 100 MBBS seats. Kerala govt has pleaded to MCI and the Ministry Health and Family Welfare to reconsider the approval given last year to govt medical college, Idukki and withdrawn this year. State govt is also learnt to be approaching Lodha panel in this matter and also requesting permission for ESI Medical College , Parippally, Kollam.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare also rejected the application of the Rugmini Memorial Charitable Trust Thiruvananthapuram, SR Educational and Charitable Trust, Thiruvananthapuram and Royal Medical Trust, Palakkad to start new medical colleges.

Meanwhile it is understood that the affected colleges are planning to approach the High Court and Lodha panel against the Central Government order. Medical option registration second phase under KEAM will begin only after second half of July, said CEE BS Mavoji to Mathrubhumi Education Online.











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