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    Why don't some states increase their medical colleges?

    Because of NEET, medical entrance for all medical colleges in India got unified. But students of some states are not getting proper justice. Odisha is such state, where total number of medical seats that are available for its students, is hardly 1300 including private institutions. General category students of Odisha have to get at least a rank of 8000 in NEET in order to get a Government quota seat. Whereas in some other states like Karnataka, students can get a Government quota seat even with a rank of 30000 in NEET. This makes extra pressure on Odisha students. I have just given one example. It happens with many other states. Why don't some states increase their medical colleges?
  • #603248
    Increasing seats and colleges in not very difficult. It can be done. But the question is what they will do after the education. Earlier days once a person completes his MBBS, he used to get good practice. But now without M.S or M.D there are no good opportunities. So there should be a balance.

    In 1980s private engineering colleges in the then undivided Andhra Pradesh were very limited.. But Karnataka was having some private colleges. So some students from this state were going to Karnataka and studying there by paying huge donations. Then AP government decided to allow private Engineering colleges. Many colleges started. Now the position is that many Engineers are trying to get jobs and not getting. Many seats in private colleges are vacant now. No takers. A situation has come that B.Sc in a good college is better than B.E.
    There should be a balance. If there is a genuine reason and necessity then Government can try to increase seats, but there should be a limit for that.

    drrao
    always confident

  • #603251
    Srinivasa Rao sir, here the case is different. For state Engineering colleges, the entrance test is conducted by each state separately. So, the competition can be predicted. But in case of NEET, students are competing on all India basis and seats are allotted state wise (except the all India quota seats of 15 %). Here predicting the competition is very much difficult. Unless we have parity in seats among all states, some state students will have to put extra effort. Otherwise, seat allocation should be done on all India rank basis like in IITs and IIITs.

  • #603271
    I am with the author in this regard. Yes there is a need for more medical colleges in government and private sector. The prominence given to Engineering colleges is not given to medical colleges. When asked about so many less colleges and so many less seats when compared to more seekers to medicine course, I was told by the Dean of a respected collage that Medical education has become costly and not every one would afford the fees. Giving concession on fees can be only limited on the part of government and rest has to be managed by the candidate only. Moreover the quality of education in securing marks in the Medical scheme has dwindled this time. Due to NEET organizing the exam nation wide and with negative marking, many candidates failed as 26 sets of paper has been set and that made fool proof away from copying.
    K Mohan
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease


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