BENGALURU: If all goes well, 200 more seats will be added to the State government’s quota of undergraduate medical courses for Common Entrance Test (CET) 2015.
This comes following the recent announcement by Medical Education Minister Sharan Prakash Patil on taking over the two ESI Medical Colleges.
Patil told Express: “According to our calculations, we will get 200 undergraduate medical seats extra this year.” The Minister also clarified that there will not be any reservation for wards of ESI beneficiaries in these colleges after the State government takes over.
As of now, the Union government has been reserving 45 seats in each college for wards of ESI beneficiaries.
Meanwhile, the State may get six more government medical colleges. The construction of college buildings is in progress and if the Medical Council of India (MCI) approves, the new colleges will come up this year and more seats will be added to the State quota in CET 2015.