Medical seats in 10 government colleges may go up by 250

Medical seats in 10 government colleges may go up by 250

The State Government has received an indication to this effect from the Centre. Now, it is the responsibility of the State to improve infrastructure facilities required for the increased intake in the 10 government colleges.

Medical Education Minister Ramachandra Gowda, on Tuesday, told media persons that providing infrastructure facilities for the colleges would not be a problem. But filling up vacancies among the faculty would be a difficult task. The government has not been able to fill the shortage of faculty for the present intake of students itself, leave alone the increased intake.

Presently, the annual intake in the 10 government colleges of the State is 1,150 seats and the vacancy among the faculty is around nine per cent, as qualified candidates do not take up teaching.

The minister added that the college managements were given authority to conduct walk-in interviews to fill up the vacancies, but there was no response. The minister said the government had clearance to fill up vacancies of para medical staff and other class 3 and 4 posts in the medical colleges.

Seat matrix

Gowda said the intake in Hubli Medical College had gone up by 50 seats in the academic year 2010-11. Of the total 3,805 medical seats in the State, as many as 1,822 would be filled up through the Common Entrance Test (CET). Of the 1,150 seats in government colleges, 172 would be reserved for all India quota. The remaining 978 seats would be available for CET rank holders. Private colleges offer 510 seats.

Religious and Linguistic Minorities Institutes fill up 265 seats through CET and Deemed University - Kasturba Medical College in Mangalore and Manipal offer 78 seats for CET rank holders.

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