Total MBBS seats 4,000 from this academic session
West Bengal will have 100 more medical seats from this academic session, when Purulia Medical College Hospital starts admitting students.
The privately run Gauri Devi Medical College in Durgapur has also received the go-ahead to increase its seats by 150.
The additions will take the total number of medical seats in Bengal to 4,000, up by 250, chief minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted on October 20.
I am pleased to announce that we now have 4,000 MBBS seats for Bengal’s vibrant medical students with the initiation of the first MBBS batch in Purulia Govt MCH consisting of 100 seats & the addition of 150 MBBS seats in Gouri Devi Medical College.
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) October 20, 2020
Banerjee has long been stressing the need to increase the number of MBBS seats in Bengal.
The increase in seats is good news for students who have cleared the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) this year and are getting ready for admission to medical colleges across the country.
The NEET 2020 results were declared on October 16. All states can arrange counselling for 85 per cent of its seats for students from the home state. The NEET counselling schedule for the 15 per cent All India Quota (AIQ) and 85 per cent state quota seats will be announced soon.
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