Medical College Counselling of India Telangana Gets more 450 MBBS Seats Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Telangana Medical College In good news for medical aspirants, the number of MBBS seats in private medical colleges has been increased by 450 from this academic year.The decision to increase seats from the existing 1,900 seats to 2,350 in private medical colleges for the 2016-2017
Telangana College gets Increased 450 more MBBS seats
Telangana Medical College increase seats from the existing 1,900 seats to 2,350 in private medical colleges for the 2016-2017 session was taken by the Supreme Court-Mandated Oversight Committee On Medical Council of India (SCMOCMCI) which granted permission to three new colleges to start operations.Following the decision, medical aspirants trying their luck in
1.Eamcet-III (for convenor quota ) and
2.Neet-II (for management quota)
may stand a better chance of getting through with more MBBS seats being offered by RVM Medical college, Mulugu mandal Mahavir Institute of Medical Sciences, Ranga Reddy; and Maheshwara Medical College, Patancheru.
- The total number of MBBS seats in Telangana will now go up to 3,350 seats,
- including 2,350 in private colleges and
- 1,000 in six state-run medical colleges.
Using its power to override Medical Council of India’s (MCI) decision, in which it rejected applications of these three colleges for not fulfilling manpower and infrastructure-related deficiencies, the SCMOCMCI in its latest order gave them letter of permission (LoP) to start intake for 150 MBBS seats each for 2016-17, but with a rider.
The rider in point 3.2 (a) on page 17 states that the three medical colleges will be re-inspected again after September 30 to see if they have really addressed all deficiencies listed out by the MCI’s inspection teams early this year.
The Supreme Court-appointed oversight committee’s decision giving a second chance to the three colleges has however received flak, with experts feeling the move is likely to have a detrimental impact on medicos.
At the most, the SCMOCMCI should have appointed another inspection team to find out if these new applicants addressed all deficiencies or not before giving them a second chance, said Dr K Ramesh Reddy, MCI member, adding that if these colleges were later to blacklisted for two years, medicos would suffer.
In fact, TOI had reported in these columns earlier that the MCI’s decision rejecting applications of six new medical colleges in inspection reports proved how some of these applicants fell woefully short on meeting key requirements.
In the case of RVM medical college, promoted by RVM Charitable Trust, Karimnagar, the MCI’s executive committee in its inspection report in January was so miffed with its non-compliance on 34 counts that it shot off a letter to Telangana state health secretary regarding how it could have granted essentiality certificate (EC) to the college to apply to the MCI for permission in the first place.
According to Lodha Report Realesed on colleges website info
The Supreme Court-appointed Lodha committee granted conditional approval to 26 new medical colleges based on information and snapshots uploaded on college websites being verified by technical consultants, overturning the Medical Council of India’s adverse reports that found Munnabhai MBBS-type frauds.The panel’s decisions run counter to the MCI’s negative report that was based on physical inspection of the 26 campuses that revealed lack of requisite faculty , nurses, infrastructure, intensive care units and even patients.
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In an MBBS institute in Chhattisgarh, it appeared that teaching faculty were just called for assessment In another hospital, many patients who were not genuine and did not require admission were admitted in wards,an MCI official said, pointing to instances in the report that are reminiscent of the Sanjay Dutt-starrer Bollywood hit.
Sources said the Lodha panel has recently given the go ahead to another 31 colleges for renewal and increase of seats. The MCI had denied permission to all these cases which have been reviewed by the SC-appointed panel.
Availability of faculty on the website was considered supportive evidence from the applicant colleges before being considered favourably for approval. Snapshots of infrastructure from the websites wherever available were also obtained and kept on record, the Lodha report, reviewed by TOI, said.
The report also noted that the position of faculty was independently verified through the technical consultant with reference to websites of the respective medical colleges too, by June 16, 2016.
But MCI teams, which inspected the sites, found that some hospitals were under construction while some others resisted or would not allow inspection. For instance, a college in UP did not permit inspection on the ground of holidays for Holi and Good Friday . In some cases, the bed occupancy was as low as 12%, ICUs and OPDs were found locked and non-operational, the MCI’s inspection report said.
However, the panel, headed by exChief Justice of India R M Lodha, maintained it took a considered view that was in best interest of medical education. Speaking to TOI, Justice Lodha said, We received over 100 complaints alleging irregularities in MCI inspection. Some said the inspections were carried out during holidays, while many alleged discrimination between government and private medical colleges.
He said the oversight committee had asked the MCI to re-inspect the applicant sites. However, the MCI did not follow our directive and this itself is violation of the SC order, Lodha said, adding that the committee was left with no other means but the college websites to verify compliance. It hired two independent consultants -one each from Lucknow and Delhi -to verify the information given by colleges.
We do not want to compromise on quality of medical education and, therefore, we have attached conditions to the approvals. We have told the colleges that by September 30 everything should fall in place and we reserve the right to inspect the facilities and if any deficiency is found they will be barred for two simultaneous years,” Lodha said.
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