Chennai: The Union Health Ministry has given approval
for 600 medical seats–150 seats each in four new government medical
colleges in Tamil Nadu, Health Minister Ma Subramanian said today.
Talking to reporters here, he said the Centre had given approval for
starting medical admission in Krishnagiri, Dindigul, Nagapattinam and
Ariyalur districts from the current academic year.
With 850 seats already approved, the grant for additional 600 seats in
four new colleges would take the total number of seats approved in the
11 new government medical colleges to 1,450.
At present, Tamil Nadu has 26 government medical colleges with an
intake of 3,750 students, 16 self-financing medical colleges with a total
of 2,350 seats and nine deemed universities with 1,550 seats.
The 1,450 seats in the 11 colleges would take the total number of medical eats in the State to 9,100, the Minister said.
Earlier, the Centre gave the nod for an intake of 150 students each in
the new medical colleges at Virudhunagar, Kallakurichi and the Nilgiris.
The medical colleges at Ramanathapuram, Namakkal, Tiruvallur and
Tiruppur was permitted to admit 100 students each, with another 50
seats each pending for approval.