Supreme court approves 750 new MBBS seats in Madhya Pradesh invalidating MCI decision

What comes as major news for the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh is that the hon’ble Supreme Court has given nod to establish five Medical colleges in the state including 40 others. MCI refused to give permission to these five colleges. Colleges which have received the approval includes: Modern Institute of Medical Sciences, Dewas Ka Amaltas Instiute of Medical Sciences, Mahavir Institute of Medical Science Bhopal,Sukhsagar Medical College, Jabalpur and Sakshi Medical College. With this decision, there has been an extensive increase of 750 MBBS seats in Madhya Pradesh. With this the total MBBS seats in Madhya Pradesh turns out to be 2450.

The SC panel’s overruling of MCI’s previous decision adds more to it’s ongoing troubles of touted to be scrapped. The PMO directed panel has suggested to replace MCI with NMC.

India has been a major seat of learning for thousands of years. The country was home to both Takshashila – the first university in the world, and to the inventor of the digit 0 – Āryabhaṭa. Albert Einstein once said:, “we owe a lot to the Indians who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made”.

India has the highest number of medical colleges of any place in the world. As of 2015, India has 381 medical colleges, which admit about 64,000 students every year for undergraduate (MBBS) & postgraduate courses (MD/MS). Of these, 188 medical colleges are private colleges catering to around 40,000 medical seats. There are about 100 different entrance exams conducted by these various institutions, all having a different syllabus and exam patterns.

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There are as many as 3 colleges with AAA rating among the Top Medical Colleges of Madhya Pradesh 2015 including Gajra Raja Medical College, Gwalior; Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal; and Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, Indore. The state also boasts a new AIIMS located in Bhopal. This college is rated AA+ among the Top Medical Colleges in Madhya Pradesh 2015.

Madhya Pradesh has made a mark for itself in the field of education. With a good collection of educational institutions, modern infrastructure and reaching facilities and top class faculty members, the higher education of the state of Madhya Pradesh has developed considerably. The state is home to quite a good number of medical colleges which are located mostly in the major districts like Ujjain, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Gwalior, Indore, Reva etc.

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Students who wish to pursue medical education can enroll themselves for the undergraduate and post graduate programs like MBBS, BDS, B.Pharmacy, MS, MD, M.Pharmacy etc. Besides these the medical colleges of Madhya Pradesh also offers other diverse courses like the super speciality courses, certificate and diploma courses and doctoral courses. Top class internship courses, lectures and seminars are also organized in these colleges from time to time.

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