Patna: The Medical Council of India (MCI) has accepted the undertaking of Bihar government and given the go-ahead to the medical colleges at Bettiah and Pawapuri to admit 100 MBBS students each for the session 2014-15.
The MCI had earlier decided to bar admission to the two colleges at a meeting held early this month due to faculty crunch and poor infrastructure. On Saturday, however, it accepted the undertaking of the government. The state government reportedly told MCI that the faculty shortage has largely been overcome and infrastructure deficiencies will be rectified in a time-bound manner.
Anugrah Narayan Magadh Medical College and Hospital has got its lost 50 seats. Now, it will admit 100 students, against the 50 ordered earlier by the MCI. Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital also got its lost 10 seats and will now admit 100 students. Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Hospital (JNMCH), Bhagalpur, will admit 100 students.
Earlier this month, MCI had OK’d admission against 100 seats in the IGIMS after initial refusal on the ground of deficiencies in the institute. It may be mentioned here that last year too, medical colleges at Bettiah, Pawapuri and IGIMS got MCI nod after giving an undertaking that deficiencies would be rectified in a time-bound manner.
Patna Medical College and Hospital, Nalanda Medical College and Hospital and Sri Krishna Memorial Medical College were spared by MCI after they sent their compliance reports earlier that they have rectified the deficiencies pointed out by it in the annual inspection this year. They will admit 150, 100 and 100 students, respectively.