Those medical colleges who will fail to do this will be deprived of their right of recognition. In order to bridge the demand supply gap of specialist doctors in India, it has been made compulsory for all the existing medical colleges to start post graduate or PG courses from the academic year of 2020-21 and for the new medical colleges it has to be within first three years of getting the recognition to run undergraduate or UG courses. Due to this it is expected to get an additional ten thousand post graduate seats within next four years.

Those colleges failing to abide by this directive will be losing their recognition. Scheduled to be notified on Tuesday this norms comes a part of the ministry of health and family welfare’s amendments to the Medical Council of India’s or MCI post graduate medical education regulations i.e. PGMER 2000.

At present India is having an around thirty eight thousand post graduate seat against almost sixty eight thousand MBBS graduates who passes out every year from the medical colleges. This regulation will be applicable for both private and government medical colleges.

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