Gujarat Government asked for opening up three new medical colleges in the state but the proposal never got passed. Today Gujarat is now asking to add another 500 seats in medical education next year to the Medical Council of India, MCI. It recently received approval for around 500 medical seats from the MCI. What’s more, Gujarat is also planning to set up its own medical research council in lines with MCI. MCI has approved 150 seats each at medical colleges in Sola and Bhuj as well as at the Gujarat Cancer Research Society run medical college in Ahmadabad. In addition, 50 seats have been increased at the Bhavnagar Medical College. The state is expecting approval for the new medical college at Gotri in Vadodara and at Valsad etc. The government is working on creating a state-level body on the lines of the MCI that will be empowered to approve post graduate medical courses.