During the visit to Vrindaban, Uttar Pradesh, Medical Education Minister, Ashutosh Tandon informed the media that five new medical colleges will soon be opened. He stated that the 5 new medical colleges will be opened by the end of this month in Uttar Pradesh. Not only this,1000 medical seats will also be increased in the state by this year. Currently there are 1,990 medical seats in the state.
“New medical colleges will be opened in Shahjahanpur, Ayodhya, Basti, Ferozabad and Bahraich districts. Since Independence there were only 13 medical college in the state but the BJP government has opened 13 more in the last two years under the leadership of Yogi Adityanath,” said Tandon to various media reporters.
Further he informed that, the Yogi Adityanath government earlier had announced setting up of 13 medical colleges in the state. Out of these 13, eight has already started to function, while the remaining five will be opened this month.
The five new medical colleges have been allotted 100 seats each. The Minister informed that there is an increase in the medical seats so that no aspirant is left behind. The Government Institute of Medical Sciences in Greater Noida and Badayun Medical College have also been allotted 100 seats each.
Economically Weaker Sections
Not only this, 300 more seats have been allotted in the medical colleges for the Economically Weaker Sections or EWS category. The government, for advancement of Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) of the society, HRHD Ministry has issued instructions providing 10 percent reservation to EWS categories for admission in Central Educational Institutions (CEIs). This reservation for EWS categories would be provided without disturbing the existing entitlements for SC/ST and OBC categories.