MCI sanctions 174 additional MBBS Seats in 6 medical colleges of Assam
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MCI sanctions 174 additional MBBS Seats in 6 medical colleges of Assam

G Plus News | June 21, 2019 18:50 hrs

GUWAHATI: The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has sanctioned 174 additional MBBS seats under Economically Weaker Section (EWS) quota for six medical colleges of Assam.

The Ministry on June 21 issued a notification accepting the proposal of Medical Council of India (MCI) and directed the counselling authorities for filling up the MBBS seats under EWS quota as per rules in forthcoming academic year 2019-20.

Expressing happiness, Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted, “Happy to share~Medical Council of India has sanctioned 174 additional #MBBS seats under Economically Weaker Section quota for 6 medical colleges of Assam, taking total available seats to 900. Will address aspirations of many who wish to pursue medicine. Grateful."

As per the notification 30 seats have been increased in Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh, taking the total number of seats to 200; 25 seats have been increased in Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Medical College, Barpeta, taking the total number of seats to 125; 44 seats have been increased in Gauhati Medical College, taking the total number of seats to  200.

A total of 25 seats have been increased in Jorhat Medical College & Hospital, taking the total number of seats to 125; 25 seats have been increased in Silchar Medical College, taking the total number of seats to 125 and 25 seats have been increased in Tezpur Medical College & Hospital, taking the total number of seats to 125. 

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