The Union health ministry has banned 82 medical colleges from accepting students for its academic session 2022-23. This comes after the CBSE today announced NEET 2018 results bringing an end to wait of almost 16lakh students. The latest order means more than 10,000 seats out of the total 64,000 MBBS seats normally available will be blocked.
The JP Nadda-led ministry has also rejected the proposal to approve 68 new medical colleges. The government has rejected the proposal of establishing new medical colleges, four in Bihar and two in West Bengal.
“People want to create things (medical colleges) without realizing what the colleges require,” a member of the MCI’s academic committee was quoted as saying by Telegraph.
The Union cabinet had in February approved plans to set up 24 new government-funded medical colleges by 2021-22, in addition to 58 medical colleges that were to be established and attached to district hospitals by 2022.
Twelve government and 70 private colleges were denied permission to admit students. As many as 10,430 seats will be blocked. The ministry has also refused permission to 31 new government colleges and 37 new private colleges.
Here’s the complete list of colleges affected: