NMC allocates seats for medical colleges

Kathmandu, October 21

Nepal Medical Council has allocated seats for Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery and Bachelor of Dental Surgery to medical colleges for the academic year 2019-2020.

The council has allocated a maximum of 100 seats to MBBS and 50 seats for BDS for the medical colleges.

Two of the medical colleges Devdaha and Kathmandu School of Medical Sciences have been given ten more seats than last year.

Devdaha Medical College can now teach 50 students in its MBBS programme. Last year the college was given 40 seats.

Kathmandu School of Medical Sciences has now been allocated 85 seats for its MBBS programme while 50 seats have been allocated for its BDS programme. Earlier only 75 seats were allocated for MBBS.

“Devdaha Medical College and Kathmandu School of Medical Sciences have been given more seats this year as no complaints were received from students and guardians and these colleges have met our guidelines,” said a source from Nepal Medical Council on condition of anonymity.

“The medical colleges were not punished this year. So the seats were given to them as it was given last year,” he added.

Birat Medical College has been given 75 seats for MBBS.

Nepalgunj Medical College, Manipal Medical College and Lumbini Medical College were allocated 100 seats each for MBBS.

Patan Academy of Medical Sciences has been allotted 65 seats for MBBS.

Kathmandu Medical College, Nepal Medical College, College of Medical Sciences and BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences were each allocated 100 seats for MBBS and 50 seats for BDS.

Similarly, Nobel Medical College was given 100 seats for MBBS and 35 seats for BDS.

A total of 50 seats have been allocated to Kantipur Dental College.

The Association of Private Medical and Dental Colleges has warned that colleges will not admit new students this year even though the Medical Education Commission has increased fees for medical studies.

The association had earlier warned that there would be no new admissions until their demands were met. It had demanded that medical colleges be given 150 seats for MBBS and 75 seats for BDS programmes, respectively.

“Though private medical colleges have warned that they will not take admission until the medical seats are increased, there is no chance for any increase in the number of seats for this year. The seats increment procedure will be reviewed next year,” the source added.