Currently, the total number of MBBS seats in the state is 5,128. Previously it was 3,828. On Tuesday, the Uttar Pradesh Department of Medical Education announced that it will add 1,300 new MBBS locations to state government-run medical colleges. Thirteen new medical colleges will begin in the 2023-24 academic year, it said.
Informing this, DME UP tweeted: “1300 MBBS seats will be increased in Government Medical Colleges of @MeUPGovt, bringing a vital change in the medical education sector of the state. 13 new medical colleges will be started from the new session 2023-24.”
Now, the total number of MBBS seats in the state stands at 5,128. Previously, it was 3,828, it added.
DME has also announced that principals have been appointed for the thirteen new medical colleges.
“Health systems will also be improved in the state, ensuring a new flight to medical education and career…The state can now access better education and facilities in the health sector,” it said.
As per existing rules, admission to MBBS seats at state-run medical colleges (85 percent state quota) is provided through NEET UG counseling conducted by the DME.