Indore: All the hurdles of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College administration for applying to get increment of 100 more UG seats have been cleared as the Medical Council of India (Board of Governors) has given approval to the college to increase 140 to 150 seats. Now, the college administration will apply for getting 100 more UG seats in July 2019 for the session 2020-2021. The college administration was quite confident of getting 100 more seats by the next session (2019-20) but the MCI surprised the college administration by conducting inspection for 10 additional seats (140 to 150) for the sixth time, in January last.
“We have finally got recognition for 140 to 150 seats from the MCI. We’re sure of getting the approval as we have already fulfilled the requirements of infrastructure and head count,” Dean of MGM Medical College Dr Jyoti Bindal said. She further added that the time for applying for new seats for 2019-2020 is gone due to which they will re-apply for 2020-2021 session with an aim to increase 100 more seats. According to a medical education-based scheme, the Union Government announced to provide colleges with Rs 1.2 crore grant per seat to develop infrastructure and equipment, while entrusting the state governments with recruitment in the seats in 2016-17.
Former Dean Dr MK Rathore had decided to apply for the current session i.e. for 2017-18 but the Commissioner of Medical Education Department directed the officials not to apply for seat increase without developing infrastructure forcing the MCI to put down the applications earlier. The medical college requires about 1,000 beds at its hospitals to be eligible for 250 MBBS seats. Therefore, the college will add 300 beds of MTH with 750 beds of MY Hospital to achieve the target. However, a proposal to increase 300 beds in MY Hospital itself is also under process.