Amaravathi : The State government sent proposals to the Medical Council of India, to sanction another 150 Post Graduate medical seats in the eight government medical colleges in the State following revised guidelines of the MCI.
The Director of Medical Education, Dr N Subba Rao, sent proposals to this effect. According to sources in the DME office, the MCI earlier sanctioned two PG seats for one Professor post. According to revised guidelines, it will sanction three PG medical seats for one Professor post and has directed the State to apply for more PG medical seats.
Based on the MCI orders, the government is seeking more PG seats in the eight government medical colleges and requested to sanction another 150 PG medical seats. Based on the request of the government, the MCI team will inspect the medical colleges and check whether the colleges have sufficient infrastructure, hostel facility for students, labs and classrooms to sanction additional seats.
Based on the recommendations, the higher officials in the MCI will take a decision and inform the State government. If everything goes well, the additional PG seats may come from the next academic year. Based on the infrastructure, facilities, faculty strength, the MCI will sanction the additional PG seats.
At present, there are 800 PG medical seats in the government medical colleges. Private medical colleges are having another 500 PG medical seats. The private medical colleges have to apply separately to the MCI for more PG seats. Both government medical colleges and private medical colleges will get PG medical seats.
Meanwhile, the State government gave its nod for implementing the automatic career advancement scheme for Assistant Professors, Associate Professors and Professors to secure more medical seats.
Tamil Nadu government has already introduced the scheme and gave promotions to the Assistant Professors as Associate Professors after completion of five years.
When the government implements time bound promotions scheme, faculty will get promotions and medical colleges will get more seats.
Director of Medical Education, Dr N Subba Rao said, “I have sent proposals to the MCI to sanction another 150 PG medical seats in the Government Medical Colleges in the State. The MCI will inspect the colleges and see infrastructure. Later, it will take a decision. Private medical colleges will also get additional PG seats. We have started the process to give promotions to the Assistant Professors, Associate Professors and Professors in the government medical colleges. Government has to take a decision to solve Fathima Medical College students’ problem.”