MBBS seats allotted to Government and private medical colleges in the country

As informed by the National Medical Commission, there are  612 Medical Colleges with 91927 MBBS seats
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE DEPARTMENT OF
HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE

LOK SABHA 

STARRED QUESTION NO. 91
TO BE ANSWERED ON THE 22ND July, 2022

MBBS SEATS IN MEDICAL COLLEGES

91. DR. HEENA GAVIT
      DR. SHRIKANT EKNATH SHINDE

Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:

(a) the number of MBBS seats allotted to Government and private medical colleges in the country, State/UT/ college-wise including Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh;

(b) the details of the Government and private medical colleges set up in the country during each of the last five years;

(c) whether the seats in existing medical colleges of various States are proposed to be increased, particularly in the above said States;

(d) if so, the details thereof; and

(e) the  steps  taken/proposed  to  be  taken  by  the  Government  to  fulfill  the requirement of doctors as per the population in the country, State/UT-wise?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE 

(DR MANSUKH MANDAVIYA)

(a) to (e) A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.

STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO LOK SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO. 91* FOR 22ND JULY, 2022

(a) & (b) As informed by the National Medical Commission, there are  612 Medical Colleges with 91927 MBBS seats. The details are at Annexure-I. The details of the Government and private colleges set up in the country during the last five years are at Annexure-II.

MBBS SEATS IN MEDICAL COLLEGES

(c) & (d) Under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) for ‘Up-gradation of Government Medical Colleges for increase of MBBS seats in existing medical colleges’, 3495 MBBS seats have been approved in 16 States/UTs. Details are at Annexure III.

Under Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) for ‘Strengthening and upgradation of State Government medical colleges for starting new PG disciplines and increasing PG seats’, 5930 seats have been approved in 22 States/UTs in 2 Phases. Details are at Annexure IV.

Further under the Central Sector Scheme for “Upgradation of Government Medical College by construction of Super Specialty Blocks”, approximately 1000 Post graduate seats have been made available.

(e) Government has taken various steps to increase the availability of Undergraduate and Post graduate Seats:-

i. Centrally Sponsored Scheme for establishment of new medical college by upgrading district/ referral hospital under which 157 new medical colleges have been approved and 72 are functional.

ii. Centrally Sponsored Scheme for strengthening/ upgradation of existing State Government/Central Government Medical Colleges to increase MBBS and PG seats.

iii. Central Sector Scheme for “Upgradations of Government Medical College by construction of Super Specialty Blocks” . A total of 75 projects have been approved

iv Under Central Sector Scheme for setting up of new AIIMS, 22 AIIMS have been approved. Undergraduate courses have started in 19 AIIMS.

v. Relaxation in the norms for setting up of Medical College in terms of requirement for faculty, staff, bed strength and other infrastructure.

vi. DNB qualification has been recognized for appointment as faculty to take care of shortage of faculty.

vii. Enhancement of age limit for appointment/ extension/ re-employment against posts of teachers/dean/principal/ director in medical colleges upto 70 years. 

Annexure-I

The State/UT-wise list of MBBS colleges under Government & Private (including AIIMS & JIPMER) in the Country.

S.No.

Name of the State/UT

Government Colleges

Government Seats

Private Colleges

Private Seats

Total Colleges

Total Seats

1

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

1

100

0

0

1

100

2

Andhra Pradesh

13

2485

18

2850

31

5335

3

Arunachal Pradesh

1

50

0

0

1

50

4

Assam

9

1150

0

0

9

1150

5

Bihar

12

1515

8

900

20

2415

6

Chandigarh

1

150

0

0

1

150

7

Chhattisgarh

8

965

4

600

12

1565

8

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

1

150

0

0

1

150

9

Delhi

8

1247

2

250

10

1497

10

Goa

1

180

0

0

1

180

11

Gujarat

18

3700

13

2000

31

5700

12

Haryana

5

710

7

950

12

1660

13

Himachal Pradesh

7

770

1

150

8

920

14

Jammu & Kashmir

9

1047

1

100

10

1147

15

Jharkhand

7

680

2

250

9

930

16

Karnataka

21

3150

42

6995

63

10145

17

Kerala

10

1555

21

2700

31

4255

18

Madhya Pradesh

14

2180

11

1900

25

4080

19

Maharashtra

29

4825

33

5070

62

9895

20

Manipur

2

225

1

150

3

375

21

Meghalaya

1

50

0

0

1

50

22

Mizoram

1

100

0

0

1

100

23

Orissa

9

1375

4

750

13

2125

24

Puducherry

2

380

7

1250

9

1630

25

Punjab

5

800

7

950

12

1750

26

Rajasthan

17

3055

9

950

26

4005

27

Sikkim

0

0

1

150

1

150

28

Tamil Nadu

38

5225

32

5500

70

10725

29

Telangana

11

1840

23

3200

34

5040

30

Tripura

1

125

1

100

2

225

31

Uttar Pradesh

35

4303

32

4750

67

9053

32

Uttarakhand

5

700

3

450

8

1150

33

West Bengal

20

3225

7

1000

27

4225

Total

322

48012

290

43915

612

91927

Annexure-II

The details of the Government and private medical colleges in the country during each of the last five years

Year

Government Colleges

MBBS

Seats

Private Colleges

MBBS

Seats

Total No. of Colleges

Total No. of Seats

2017-18

237

31483

243

36040

480

67523

2018-19

253

33893

248

36540

499

70433

2019-20

279

42222

260

38090

539

80312

2020-21

289

43435

269

39840

558

83275

2022-23

322

48212

290

43915

612

91927


Annexure-III

Details of seats approved under Centrally Sponsored Scheme for Up-gradation of existing Government medical colleges to increase MBBS seats in the country

S. No.

State/UT

Number of MBBS seats approved

1

Andhra Pradesh

150

2

Gujarat

270

3

Himachal Pradesh

20

4

Jammu and Kashmir

60

5

Jharkhand

100

6

Karnataka

550

7

Madhya Pradesh

600

8

Maharashtra

150

9

Manipur

50

10

Odisha

200

11

Punjab

100

12

Rajasthan

700

13

Tamil Nadu

345

14

Uttar Pradesh

50

15

Uttarakhand

50

16

West Bengal

100

TOTAL

3495


Annexure-IV

Details of seats approved under Centrally Sponsored Scheme for “Strengthening and up- gradation of Government Medical Colleges for starting new PG disciplines and increasing PG seats”

Phase-I

S. No

State/UT

Number of PG seats approved

1

Assam

143

2

Andhra Pradesh

410

3

Bihar

199

4

Chandigarh

48

5

Chhattisgarh

79

6

Goa

124

7

Gujarat

86

8

Himachal Pradesh

17

9

Jammu & Kashmir

127

10

Jharkhand

102

11

Kerala

150

12

Madhya Pradesh

203

13

Maharashtra

692

14

Orissa

107

11

Punjab

87

16

Rajasthan

297

17

Telangana

279

18

Tripura

115

19

Uttarakhand

62

20

Uttar Pradesh

265

21

West Bengal

466

Total

4058

Phase-II

S. No.

State

Number of PG seats approved

1

Bihar

115

2

Rajasthan

977

3

Karnataka

70

4

Gujarat

64

5

Madhya Pradesh

646

Total

1872



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