IOM Cut MBBS Seats of various affiliated Medical Colleges



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Institute of Medicine (IOM) faculty board has decided to decrease the MBBS seats of various Medical colleges. The meeting of faculty board which took place on Tuesday, 9 september 2014 has taken this decision. 

Maharajgunj Medical Campus, the constituent medical college of Tribhuvan University enrolls 76 students in MBBS program every year. 

Last year a total of 785 MBBS seats were allocated to various colleges under Tribhuvan university, which has been decreased to 760 this year. IOM has decreased the seats of four medical colleges, increases the seat of two medical colleges and the MBBS seats in one medical colleges is kept as it is. 

This year CIAA, Nepal Medical Council and IOM has inspected the medical colleges together. CIAA was concerned after getting complaints of irregularities of MBBS seats allocation for the colleges lacking adequate infrastructure. Generally after recommendation of University, Nepal Medical Council allocate seats to medical colleges, but as this year the inspection was done together, this is the final decision, said Dr. Damodar Gajurel, Chairman of Nepal Medical Council. 

This year IOM has stopped students admission in Janaki Medical college which used to enroll 80 students per year. Only the MBBS seats in KIST Medical college and Medical college run by Nepal Army has been increased. 

Name of Medical colleges and MBBS seats allocated to them: 

Name of College Last year (Seats) This year (Seats)
Chitwan Medical College  150 140
Gandaki Medical College 75 75
Kist Medical College  80 135
NAIHS College of Medicine (Nepali Sena Swasthya Bigyan Sansthan) 100 150
National Medical College 150 125
Universal College of Medical Sciences and Teching Hospital  150 135
Janaki Medical College 80 0