Indore: It’s good news for medical students aspiring post-graduate as the Medical Council of India (Board of Governors) has given approval for converting 124 PG diploma seats into PG degree seats in various colleges across the state, including conversion of 41 seats in Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College on Thursday.
With this increment in seats, MGM Medical College will have 119 PG seats from session 2019-20. The MCI has directed the college to take affiliation from the concerned university for the increment of PG seats. MGM Medical College has applied for conversion of 49 PG diploma seats into PG degree seats.
“It is a big achievement for us on getting 41 PG degree seats in place of 41 PG diploma seats. It is all by the efforts of our faculty members and staff as we were willing to get more PG seats from a long time,” Dean of MGM Medical College Dr Jyoti Bindal said.
She said that such increment of PG seats have taken place for the first time in the history of medical college. However, the college couldn’t get diploma seats of ophthalmology department converted in degree seats.
The approval of PG degree seats has been given by MCI after going through the student-teachers ratio. As per the Medical Council of India’s amendment notification dated July 12, 2018 enabling medical colleges to seek equal number of PG (MD/MS) seats by surrendering recognized diploma seats in corresponding courses.
After receiving applications, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare had required to issue a notification omitting the name of diploma in respect of the said medical college and forward the application along with omission notification and undertaking of the college to the Board of Governors-Medical Council of India (BoG-MCI) for recommendation.”
PG diploma seats of Chest and TB, Pathology, Paediatrics, ENT, Radio Diagnoses, Anaesthesia, and Radio Therapy has been converted.
According to college’s spokesperson Dr Rahul Rokade, “After getting approval of PG seats, the college will have 119 PG degree seats now as it has 78 PG degrees seats at present.”