Manipur : Candidate requests for more MBBS seats

The State Government was appealed by the NEET(National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) qualified students to increase the number of MBBS seats from to 150 from 100 at JNIMS from the upcoming academic year.

The students at Manipur Press Club claimed that Chief Minister N. Biren Singh had earlier declared on his social media that the Centre has given a go to increase the MBBS seats at JNIMS by 50.

Johnson Kamei, secretary “Demand Committee on upgradation of 50 MBBS seats by NEET-UG, 2020 Qualified Candidates”.

6402 medical aspirants were registered for the examination in 2019 while 7049 medical aspirants were registered for the 2020 examination, as per reports from NTA (National Testing Agency).

115 seats are reserved for State candidates. The total number of combined MBBS seats at RIMS and JNIMS is 225 at present.

For State candidates the number of seats reserved at JNIMS is 85 while it is 30 at RIMS.

Johnson said, the capacity quantity and State quota needs to be increased for saving the career of NEET qualified candidates.

Across India 157 new medical colleges were approved by the Centre which includes Assam. 43 of them have already become functional.