Jharkhand Government retains its 100 MBBS seats
The state government of Jharkhand has successfully retained the 100 MBBS seats that were annulled by the Medical Council of India, with the Union health ministry's mediation in August 2014.
Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College (MGMMC) in Jamshedpur and Patliputra Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) in Dhanbad have been sanctioned by the Union Ministry to keep the 50 seats intact.
"We had been fighting hard. As much as 90% of the shortcomings which the MCI had pointed out were complied with," said Health Minister Ramchandra Chandravanshi.
With this step, the counselling process for all 350 seats can begin.
"The JCECEB (Jharkhand combined entrance competitive examination board) has been asked to get on with counseling from Monday accordingly," Vidyasagar said on Friday.