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50% increase in government medical seats in J&K

50% increase in government medical seats in J&K
The number of medical seats has been increased in Jammu and Kashmir from 500 to 1100 this year.

NEET is quite popular amongst students for it's a gateway to get a seat in government medical college. From this year the number of MBBS seats in Jammu and Kashmir has been increased by more than double in government medical colleges. Earlier, there were only 500 medical seats for the 2018-19 academic session, now, there are only 1100 in the academic year 2020-21.

Medical seats increased in Jammu and Kashmir: Official statement

“Government medical college Rajouri and government medical college Kathua have already got permission for the second batch with intake of 115 and 100 seats respectively, whereby the total MBBS seats in J&K have now been enhanced from 500 (2018-19) to 1100 (2020-21) seats during the current academic session 2020-21,” read a J&K government official statement.

Medical seats reserved for female students in Jammu and Kashmir

The female medical aspirants will get 50% of seats in medical colleges.
Timeline of medical colleges in Jammu and Kashmir

How many seats are there in NEET in Jammu and Kashmir?

2014

In 2014, the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry, led by Ghulam Nabi Azad of the UPA, had allotted five new medical colleges to Jammu and Kashmir.

2018

The central government in 2018 released more than Rs 260 crore to the Jammu and Kashmir Health and Medical Education department for setting up of these five new medical colleges.

2020

This year the Union territory’s health and medical education department got a letter of permission from the national medical commission, New Delhi to admit 100 MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) students in government medical colleges in Doda while the colleges in Anantnag and Baramulla have been given permission to admit the second batch of 100 students in the current academic year 2020-21.