The Medical Council of India, MCI has decided to slash 250 seats in a lot of MBBS colleges in Odisha. On the other hand, it has permitted two other colleges to have a total 150 seats more. Till the last academic session, Odisha had 1,100 seats but now it has 1,000 seats only. Out of which, 650 seats are from government colleges.
The colleges that have lost seats this year are Hi- Tech Medical College and Hospital at Rourkela, and Sardar Rajas Medical College Hospital and Research Centre at Jaring in Kalahandi district and 50 seats in Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences. They were not given permission this year to take number of students. According to MCI, this has been done because the infrastructure of the college is not good enough to admit more students.
On the other hand, the Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM hospital, Bhubaneswar have got the permission to increase the seats from 100 to 150 this year. Also, MKCG Medical College has also got the permission to increase the number of seats from 150 to 250.
For some colleges, there will not be any change in the number of seats. It will continue to remain the same. Those two colleges are SCB Medical College of Cuttack and Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Burla.