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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
LOK SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO: 494
ANSWERED ON:  26.07.2019
Post Graduate Diploma Courses in Medical Colleges
Sunil Kumar Singh
Sudhakar Tukaram Shrangre
Will the Minister of



HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:-


Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:

(a) whether the Post Graduate Diploma courses offered in the Medical Colleges across the country have been converted into degree courses, if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor;

(b) the number of medical colleges and the number of seats for which applications have been received in this regard, college-wise, particularly in Maharashtra;

(c) the number of applications accepted and are under consideration;

(d) the reason for not taking the decision on the remaining applications so far; and

(e) the level at which the said applications are pending?


ANSWER
ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
(DR. HARSH VARDHAN)

(a) to (e): A statement is laid on the Table of the House







STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO LOK SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO. 494* FOR 26TH JULY, 2019

(a) to (e): Medical Council of India (MCI), with the prior approval of the Central Government, has amended the Opening of a New or Higher Course of Study or Training (including Post-graduate Course of Study or Training) and Increase of Admission Capacity in any Course of Study or Training (including a Postgraduate Course of Study or Training) Regulations, 2000 to allow the medical colleges / Institutions to seek equal number of Post Graduate (MD/MS) seats by surrendering recognized Diploma seats in corresponding course.
As per information provided by Board of Governors (BoG) – MCI, applications from 141 medical colleges for conversion of 2697 Diploma seats of 843 courses into Degree seats were received. All the applications were considered by the BoG – MCI and it was decided to convert 2148 PG Diploma seats of 686 courses in 115 Colleges into PG Degree seats. The applications for 549 seats of 157 courses in 54 colleges were not considered for such conversion keeping in view of non-fulfillment of eligibility criteria or non-furnishing of information by the medical college. State – wise information, including for Maharashtra, is at Annexure – I and II.
The Ministry, on receipt of such applications for conversion of PG Diploma seats into PG Degree seats, forwards the applications alongwith omission notification and undertaking to the BoG – MCI for taking decision by the last date for grant of permission in respect of PG Broad Specialty courses for the academic year.

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