Reservation for sportspersons, wards of 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims in Punjab private medical colleges
The court was informed that the state will not adopt an adversarial approach when it comes to any welfare measure.
The highest number of new medical colleges — eight — have been approved in Kerala, while Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh have got seven new colleges each.
The move comes in the wake of the government decision to retain last year’s fee structure for admission to medical colleges.
The Cabinet took note of issues relating to high fees being charged from medical students by private institutions and directed the committee to study the matter in detail.
Government data shows that nearly 40 of around 90 medical colleges which got permission to operate since 2011 were denied renewals later as it was found that hospitals existed 'only on paper'.
The step has been claimed as “illegal” by the students and Telangana Junior Doctor’s Association.