Of the once 255 MBBS seats which were to be added to the existing number of seats now only 180 can be hoped for. As many as seven Medical Colleges of Punjab had applied to the Medical Council of India (MCI) for increase in their annual intake of MBBS students.
Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, had applied to increase seats from 70 to 100; Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, from 75 to 100; Guru Gobind Singh Medical Gollege, Faridkot, from 50 to 100; Government Medical College, Amritsar, and Government Medical College, Patiala, from 150 to 200, respectively; Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Amritsar, from 100 to 150.
As per Hindustan Times reports, Government Medical College, Amritsar, and Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, have been rejected by the Medical Council of India, which directly cuts down on 75 seats. However, the decision for the rest is still to be announced which leaves the medical colleges with some hope.
Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, has been allotted 50 more MBBS seats to its existing 50 seats. This means that there would be a total of 100 seats up for grabs.
Although the previous year, GMCH Chandigarh was allowed to admit total 100 students under a special provision by the Medical Council of India (MCI); only for the session.