174 additional MBBS seats in Medical Colleges of Assam

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The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare on Friday increased the total number of MBBS seats in 6 medical colleges of Assam to 900 from earlier 726 seats. The Ministry has sanctioned 174 additional MBBS seats under Economically Weaker Section (EWS) quota.

The Ministry today issued a notification accepting the proposal of the Medical Council of India (MCI) and directed the counseling authorities for filling up the MBBS seats under EWS quota as per rules in forthcoming academic ear 2019-20. Seats have been also increased other States and Union Territories.

Expressing happiness Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted, “Will address aspirations of many who wish to pursue medicine.”

As per the notification 30 seats have been increased in Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh, taking the total number of seats to 200; 25 seats have been increased in Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Medical College, Barpeta, taking the total number of seats to 125; 44 seats have been increased in Gauhati Medical College, taking the total number of seats to  200; 25 seats have been increased in Jorhat Medical College & Hospital, taking the total number of seats to 125; 25 seats have been increased in Silchar Medical College, taking the total number of seats to 125 and 25 seats have been increased in Tezpur Medical College & Hospital, taking the total number of seats to 125.

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