MBBS seats pg seats

Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh has made a big leap in the field of medical education. After a record increase of 900 MBBS seats, there has been a whopping 20 percent increase in Post Graduate seats in Government Medical Colleges in a year.

A substantial climb in the number of MBBS and PG seats in government and private sector medical colleges is signaling towards significant growth and development in the medical education sector of Uttar Pradesh. This will prove to be another milestone in terms of improving medical education and health facilities in the most populous state.

Principal Secretary Medical Education Alok Kumar informed that over 518 PG seats have increased by combining government and private medical colleges, which has benefited the students pursuing medicine.

It is noteworthy that Uttar Pradesh’s journey to become another important hub for medical education in the country got a boost by the major decisions taken in this regard by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during the Covid-19 pandemic phase.

According to the official data, in the year 2020-21, there were nearly 1064 PG seats in private medical colleges, which has been increased to 1382 in 2021-22. While, as far as government medical colleges are concerned, in the year 2020-21, 1027 seats were available, which has been increased to 1227. Overall, as compared to last year’s 2091 seats, this year the seats have increased to 2608.

Similarly, a total of 900 new UG seats in the state were also added to the government medical colleges. MBBS will be taught in nine new colleges of the state. There are 100 seats in each college.

In the year 2020-21 there were about 4150 UG seats in private medical colleges which will increase to 4500 in 2021-22. In government medical colleges, in the year 2020-21, 2928 UG seats were available, which has increased to 3828. Overall, compared to last year’s 7078 UG seats, this year’s UG seats have increased to 8328.

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