Medical Council of India (MCI) has granted recognition to 50 seats added to Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar in 2013 when the intake capacity was raised from 100 to 150
In an order issued earlier this week the MCI has granted “approval/recognition to GMC Srinagar for increased number of seats from 100 to 150”.
The recognition is for five years and would need to be renewed after expiry of five years. The seats had been added to the Medical College in 2013 when MCI had permitted the college to enhance intake capacity from 100 to 150, an official said,.
Principal GMC Srinagar Prof Kaiser Ahmed said the seat recognition was a positive development for the College and reflected its endeavor for “excellence in medical education”.
“We work under a lot of constraints but the MCI has recognized these seats thus helping us secure the future of the students admitted on these seats,” he said.
The GMC has been separately pitching for grant of 15 additional seats under a government of India-funded scheme. Prof Kaisar said the Medical College had submitted a proposal to the MCI through state government for grant of permission for 15 more seats (10 percent of total intake capacity).
These seats, he said, would be reserved for the students belonging to economically weaker section of the society and that there would be a subsequent increase in postgraduate seats as well. “In addition to helping deserving and underprivileged students, we will get a financial support of Rs 1.2 crore for each seat to help us enhance our infrastructure through this scheme,” he said.