Home / News / India /  71% increase in medical colleges since 2014: health ministry

New Delhi

There has been an increase of 71% in medical colleges from 387 before 2014 to 660 till date, the health ministry said on Friday.

The government said that there has also been an increase of 97% in MBBS seats from 51,348 before 2014 to 101,043. Out of this, 52,778 are available in govt medical colleges and 48,265 seats are available in private medical colleges.

“Time changed; country changed! MBBS seats crossed 1 lakh! 110% increase in PG seats also," tweeted union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Friday.

The ministry has urged top private hospitals across the country to provide quality, affordable medical education by setting up their medical colleges.

Recently, Mandaviya chaired a meeting with around 62 well reputed hospitals such as Medanta, Kokilaben, Apollo, Amrita, Breach Candy, Jaslok etc to discuss the matter.

These hospitals provide optimum medical treatment but have not ventured into providing medical education.

“We have suggested a few of top corporate hospitals to set up their medical colleges. The idea is to create greater options of medical education in India and thus Indian students does not have to travel aboard to pursue MBBS," said Mandaviya.


Priyanka Sharma
Priyanka Shamra is a health and pharma journalist with nearly nine years of field reporting experience. She is a special correspondent with Mint. Her beat includes covering the Ministry of Health and Department of Pharmaceuticals. She also covers the Ministry of Women and Child Development and the Department of Biotechnology.
Catch all the Business News, Market News, Breaking News Events and Latest News Updates on Live Mint. Download The Mint News App to get Daily Market Updates.
More Less
Recommended For You
Get alerts on WhatsApp
Set Preferences My ReadsWatchlistFeedbackRedeem a Gift CardLogout