Karnataka increases PG medical, dental seats - The New Indian Express

Karnataka increases PG medical, dental seats

Published: 12th May 2012 02:27 AM

Last Updated: 02nd June 2012 10:21 PM

BANGALORE: The state government on Friday announced an increase in the number of postgraduate medical and dental seats.

As compared to last year, the government has increased 80 seats for PG medical and 33 seats for PG dental.

Speaking to reporters here, Medical Education Minister S A Ramdas said, “Around 28 seats have been increased for clinical section with 41 seats for para clinical and 13 seats for pre-clinical. This year, there are 558 medical degree seats with 183 medical diploma seats. Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) seats have increased from 183 to 216.”

Institutions offering medical and dental seats have to finalise PG admissions for 2012-13 in the counselling centre Rajiv Gandhi University for Health Sciences (RGUHS), added Ramdas.

The first round of counselling for PG and diploma medical and dental seats will start from May 12. The first round of medical counselling will be held from May 14-17. The second round for medical counselling will be on May 25-26 and dental on May 24. The minister announced a hike of 10 per cent in fees for MBBS and BDS courses for seats under the government quota in private colleges. There is a fee hike of 10 per cent for PG seats under government quota in private colleges and private seats in private colleges. However, this hike will not be applicable to government colleges.

Students procuring seats through COMED-K will be paying `5.01 lakh for clinical while those getting seats through the PGCET need to pay `3.35 lakh. For MBBS, under  COMED-K quota, students will have to pay `3.57 lakh, while those admitted through CET will pay `38,500. Ramdas said notices were served to institutions that did not hand over 25 per cent of additional seats to the government. “Deemed varsities like KMC Manipal, KMC Mangalore, JSS University, Nitte University and Yenopaya University have given 25 per cent of the seats,” he said.  

He added the government may take legal action against Siddhartha Medical College in Tumkur, BLD College in Bijapur and KLE University in Belgaum for not offering the seats.

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