Bhubaneswar: The two newly-established medical colleges in Balasore and Bolangir districts in Odisha have been granted letters of permission by the Medical Council of India (MCI) for starting the admission process this year, the health department sources said on Saturday.
The MCI has granted permissions to the two medical colleges to start the admissions from the 2018-19 academic session.
The MCI has also approved 100 seats each for the second academic session of Pandit Raghunath Murmu Medical College in Baripada and Saheed Laxman Nayak Medical College and Hospital in Koraput. Besides, the MCI granted 250 more seats each for SCB medical college in Cuttack and MKCG medical college in Berhampur.
Moreover, two super speciality seats in DM (Endocrinology) at MKCG have been increased for the year 2018-19.
On April 23, a three-member team of the MCI had inspected infrastructure and other necessary facilities at the two medical colleges and was fully satisfied with their level of preparedness.
The Centre had approved setting up of five government medical college and hospitals at Balasore, Koraput, Bolangir, Baripada and Puri in 2014.