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MKCG medical college can take 100 more students

Intake strength of MKCG medical college in Berhampur of Odisha has been increased by 100 seats.

According to the medical college dean and principal Arun Kumar Dandapat, from current academic year, 250 students would be admitted in first year MBBS course of this institute. Earlier admission strength of this only government medical college in south Odisha for MBBS course was 150. “The Union Health Ministry has informed the Odisha health department regarding it on June 9,” he added.

On June 6, the Medical Council of India (MCI) had approved this increase in intake strength of the medical college. The State government has also permitted increase of MBBS seats in MKCG medical college.

Last year, the Odisha government had decided to increase seats of MBBS course in MKCG medical college and had approached the MCI. An MCI team had visited MKCG medical college in November last year to inspect the infrastructure. As per the directives of the MCI team, extra infrastructure was added up to the existing medical college campus and in May this year a four-member MCI team had again visited the medical college to inspect. “As the MCI was satisfied with the escalation of infrastructure here, permission was granted to increase intake strength,” said Prof. Dandapat.

Preparations are already on for this increase in seats in MKCG course.

According to the principal of the institute, goods and books of the old libraries of the institute are being transferred to the newly-constructed central library building from Friday.

“From current academic year, 250 students would be admitted in first year MBBS course”

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