The private medical colleges will be increasing the seats of MBBS courses by 450 from this academic year. This decision has been taken by the Supreme Court-Mandated Oversight Committee On Medical Council of India (SCMOCMCI). The seats will be increased from the existing 1,900 seats to 2,350 in private medical colleges for the 2016-2017 session.

Since now, the decision has been taken, medical aspirants trying their luck in Eamcet-III and Neet-II may get a better chance of getting through with more MBBS seats being offered by RVM Medical college, Mulugu mandal (Medak); Maheshwara Medical College, Patancheru; and Mahavir Institute of Medical Sciences, Ranga Reddy.

There will be a total of 3350 MBBS seats in Telangana. This will include 3,350 seats, including 2,350 in private colleges and 1,000 in six state-run medical colleges. Three medical colleges will be re-inspected after September 30. The inspection will be carried out to see if they have really attended to all anomalies listed out by the MCI’s inspection teams.

The decision of an oversight committee appointed by the Supreme Court giving a second chance to the three colleges wasn’t much appreciated. The experts felt that the move would have an unfavourable impact on medicos. “At the most, the SCMOCMCI should have appointed another inspection team to find out if these new applicants addressed all deficiencies or not before giving them a second chance,” said Dr K Ramesh Reddy, an MCI member said.