MCI nod for new medical college in Nizamabad
RIMS Adilabad gets permission for 100 seats Concerted efforts by State government have yielded positive results as the Medical Council of India...
RIMS Adilabad gets permission for 100 seats Concerted efforts by State government have yielded positive results as the Medical Council of India gave its approval for the new government medical college at Nizamabad. The decision was taken at the meeting of Board of Governors held on June 19. The new college will start with 100 seats initially. The approval is subject to an undertaking furnished by the Chief Secretary of the state along with the provisions of the budgetary allocation with time line, MCI stated. The MCI has also decided to accord recognition for 100 admissions annually at the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) at Adilabad. This is also subject to the undertaking by the Chief Secretary for rectifications of the deficiencies reported in the assessment report, in a time-bound manner, MCI made it clear. With regard to the case of Apollo Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Hyderabad for renewal of permission for admission of second batch of 100 MBBS students, the Board of Governors considered the assessment report and decided to have physical verification of the compliance submitted by the college by way of assessment. With the latest approvals, the total number of medical seats in all government as well as private medical colleges in the state has gone up to 5,800. It is likely to cross 6,000 mark, once the proposals of few other private colleges including that of Apollo are acceded to, Dr Vishnu Prasad, Director of Medical Education told the Hans India. Government has been expecting a positive decision with regard to enhancement of seats in Kakatiya and Guntur Medical Colleges. A positive outcome on the Viswabharathi College at Kurnool is also expected and MCI may take a view at its next meeting on June 27. The proposal of Deccan College of Medical Sciences at Hyderabad for increase of MBBS seats from 150 to 250 was turned down as the MCI team which visited the college has not satisfied with the infrastructure.