Tamil Nadu to get 6 new Medical Colleges

MCI to set up to 6 New Medical Colleges in Tamil Nadu – Good News for Medical Aspirants. The Medical Council of the India is all set to start six new Medical Colleges in the state of Tamil Nadu.  As per the official data MCI is awaiting final approval by the Medical Council’s Empowerment Committee.


According to the health department, with the establishment of these six new Medical colleges, the medical admission for 2020 will have an additional 900 seats for MBBS Program. As a result, the total number of students studying in MBBS in government Medical colleges of Tamil Nadu state is likely to rise to 4,150.


As per the reports, Health Department officials have already started with the preparations for new medical colleges in Ramanathapuram, Virudhunagar, Nilgiris, Dindigul, Tirupur and Namakkal. The department has already initiated the purchase of equipment. 

The centre has given approval for six new medical colleges under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) scheme. The centre approval came following the proposal presented by Tamil Nadu Health Minister C Vijayabaskar to Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan in September pointing out the need of Government medical colleges in the unserved parts of Tamil Nadu state.


As told by the senior official, the state will have to recruit at least 600 doctors, 300 staff nurses, paramedics and administrative staff and begin construction in order to start MBBS admissions in these medical colleges for 2020 academic session.