There are 612 medical schools in the country, 322 public and 290 private. Between them, they have nearly nearly 92,000 MBBS seats for the 2022-23 session, including more than 48,000 in government colleges and nearly 44,000 in private colleges, according to data presented by the Minister of Health, Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya in Lok Sabha on Friday, in a writing. response to a question posed by Dr. Heena Gavit (BJP) and Dr. Shrikant Eknath Shinde (Shiv Sena).

Under a centrally sponsored scheme, an additional 3,495 MBBS seats have been approved for existing government colleges in 16 states and union territories, the minister’s response said. These are in Andhra Pradesh (150 seats), Gujarat (270), Himachal Pradesh (20), Jammu & Kashmir (60), Jharkhand (100), Karnataka (550), Madhya Pradesh ( 600), Maharashtra (150), Manipur (50), Odisha (200), Punjab (100), Rajasthan (700), Tamil Nadu (345), Uttar Pradesh (50), Uttarakhand (50) and West Bengal ( 100).

Source: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, response to question from Lok Sabha

In addition, 5,930 seats for new postgraduate disciplines have been approved in 22 states and UT. These seats will be introduced in two phases, the minister’s response said.

Source: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, response to question from Lok Sabha

The states

Currently, Tamil Nadu has the highest number of MBBS seats in government medical colleges (5,225 in 38 colleges), followed by Maharashtra (4,825 out of 29), Uttar Pradesh (4,303 out of 35), Gujarat (3,700 out of 18) and West Bengal. (3,225 out of 20). While smaller states have fewer colleges and seats, Sikkim is the only state without a single government medical college (its only private medical college has 150 MBBS seats).

Karnataka has the highest number of MBBS seats in private medical schools (6,995 seats in 42 colleges), followed by Tamil Nadu (5,500 out of 32), Maharashtra (5,070 out of 33), Uttar Pradesh (4,750 out of 32) and Telangana (3,200 out of 23). ).

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