Spurt in number of MBBS seats in govt medical colleges

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New Delhi: The MBBS seats in the government medical colleges in the country have now exceeded the number of seats in the private medical colleges. An increase of around 27,000 seats have been recorded in the government sector, in the last five years.

As per the data in 2017–18, there were around 31,483 seats in 237 government medical colleges; and there had been 36,040 seats in 243 private medical colleges.

However, the data from 2022–23 shows that there are 48,212 seats in 322 government medical colleges and 43,915 seats in private medical colleges.

The total number of MBBS seats in the country has now gone up from 67,523 to 91,927.

Meanwhile, in Kerala, the private sector still holds the most number of seats. There are 1,555 seats in 10 government medical colleges and 2,700 seats in 21 private medical colleges. The total number of MBBS seats in the state is 4,225.

Tamil Nadu has the most number of medical seats in the country. There are around 10,725 seats in 70 medical colleges. Meanwhile, Karnataka has 10,145 seats in 63 medical colleges.  

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