GoI approves 85 more MBBS seats for J&K
Srinagar, Jun 23: The Government of India has approved additional 85 MBBS seats for Jammu and Kashmir, taking total number of medical seats available for aspirants to 985 this academic year.
On Friday, Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) issued a communication to all states sanctioning enhancement of MBBS seats in the respective Government Medical Colleges (GMC) under Economically Weaker Section (EWS) category.
While the GMCs at Srinagar and Jammu have got 30 seats each, Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Science (SKIMS) has been allotted 25 additional seats.
With the addition of the fresh seats, the intake capacity of the two GMCs has reached to 180 seats each while the capacity of SKIMS Medical College has gone up to 125 seats.
The State has now got a total of 485 additional seats including 400 seats which were allotted to four new Medical Colleges of the State. The fresh seat enhancement comes as part of Government of India’s decision to that guarantees reservation for the EWS.