4800 MBBS Seats out of 75000 are reserved for Economically Weaker Students!
NEET Counselling sessions for admissions to Medical Universities are going on in the country, and medical aspirants of the nation are tirelessly running to win the race of getting MBBS admission in an Indian Medical University!
On Friday, July 12, 2019, Union Minister Harsh Vardhan announced that about 4800 MBBS Seats will be reserved for Economical Weaker Students in this current year. Furthermore, he informed the Lok Sabha that there from the last two years there has been an increase of total 24,698 seats in Under Graduate and Post Graduate Medical programs.
There has been an increase of about 15,815 seats in Under Graduate Medical Programs and about 2,153 seats in Post Graduate medical programs during 2017-18 to 2019-20 period. As per the data provided by him to the Lower House, in the period of 2019-20, there are about 10,565 UG and 2,153 PG seats have been increased.
During the question hour, he also informed that the number of MBBS seats has been increased and has reached up to 75000 for all the students who will qualify the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).
Among the various measures taken by the Government, the government has made mandatory for all medical institutes to start Post Graduation courses within Three years from the date of their MBBS Course recognition.