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TU finally decides over MBBS seat allocation

By Alisha Shrestha on Jan 09,2018 - 17:56

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Tribhuvan University has finally decided on the allocation MBBS seats for private medical colleges under the Institute of Medicine (IOM), after a numerous hassles for MBBS students.

Prof Dr. Tirtha Raj Khaniya, vice chancellor of TU said that they had dispatched a letter on Sunday to IOM regarding the decision about the long pending issue of allocation of seats for MBBS and had decided as per the recommendation of the concerned authorities that the medical colleges can admit the students on the basis of merit.

Previously, TU showed disappointment with IOM and Nepal Medical Council (NMC) for their decision for their decision to reduce number of MBBS seats in private medical colleges for the current academic session. TU regarded them to be poor management sequence and infrastructures.

Until TU decides the matter, the colleges cannot admit new MBBS students. It took TU two months for TU to take a decision on this matter. Thus,I OM's decision on the allocation of seats for the medical colleges, the NMC should correct it and recommend it to TU for final approval.

As per IOM, it has recommended 90 seats for KIST Medical College (Lalitpur), 100 seats for Nepal Army Medical College (Kathmandu Valley), 80 seats for Janaki Medical College (Janakpur), 90 seats for Gandaki Medical College (Pokhara), 90 seats for National Medical College (Birgunj), 100 seats for Universal College of Medical Science (Bhairahawa), and 90 seats for Chitwan Medical College (Chitwan).IOM has capacity of 75 seats for enrolling MBBS students.

A total of 7,298 students appeared in the entrance tests taken on December 2 and 1,672 (18 percent) did not attend the test. The results were published after two days of examination schedule which was postponed and rescheduled on December 2.

Tags -  MBBS , TU , IOM , MBBS entrance examination

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