A team from the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) will soon visit the National Medical Commission (NMC) to provide the complete data to rectify the discrepancies in the data collected by NMC assessors for enhancement of MBBS seats at JNMC.
Prof Rakesh Bhargava (Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Principal, JNMC) said: “Since the proposal pertaining to the enhancement of MBBS seats from 150 to 200 at JNMC was disapproved by NMC on July 8, 2022, a day before the Eid festival; the discrepancies mentioned in the letter seem to be an outcome of the miscalculations done on the basis of the incomplete data collected by the assessors of the NMC related to bed occupancy, pathological and radiology investigations, OT Surgeries, OBG deliveries, etc”.
“Besides this, some faculty members were on leave due to Eid and Friday which has been considered a paucity of teachers by the NMC. Moreover, the data mentioned in the letter from the NMC team is only of a couple of hours and not the whole day of July 8, 2022 (Friday)”, he added.
What is the JNMC seat issue?
On July 8th, the National Medical Commission ruled against Aligarh Muslim University’s (AMU) proposal to increase the number of MBBS seats at the university’s Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College from 150 to 200.
Last year, the National Medical Commission granted AMU’s proposal to increase the number of MBBS seats to 200 from 150. Candidates for the MBBS and BDS programmes at JNMC, Aligarh Muslim University, must go through the Medical Counselling Committee’s counseling process. Under the institutional/internal quota, some seats are reserved for AMU students alone.
Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Hospital is a tertiary-level hospital attached to the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College affiliated with the Aligarh Muslim University. It was established in 1962.
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