MBBS seats in India rise 110% since 2014, Centre tells Lok Sabha


There has been an 82 per cent increase in the number of medical colleges in the country, from 387 before 2014 to 704 now, and a 110-per cent increase in the number of MBBS seats, from 51,348 to 1,07,948, in the same period, Parliament was informed on Friday.
In a written response to a question in the Lok Sabha, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said there has also been an increase of 117 per cent in the number of post-graduate (PG) medical seats in the country, from 31,185 before 2014 to 67,802 as of now. Mandaviya said 101 medical colleges have been approved in the last five years under a centrally sponsored scheme (CSS) for the “establishment of new medical colleges attached with existing district or referral hospitals”, including one in Assam.
“The government has increased the number of medical colleges and, subsequently, increased the MBBS seats,” he said.
“There is an increase of 82 per cent in medical colleges, from 387 before 2014 to 704 as of now. Further, there is an increase of 110 per cent in MBBS seats, from 51,348 before 2014 to 1,07,948 as of now.