Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee has announced that the number of seats in the MBBS course had been increased to 4,000 in the state medical colleges after the addition of 250 seats. The CM had earlier impressed upon the idea of increasing the number of medical seats in the state.
Mamata Banerjee took to her Twitter handle to inform the students of the increase in seats. “I am pleased to announce that we now have 4,000 MBBS seats for Bengal’s vibrant medical students with the initiation of the first MBBS batch in Purulia Govt MCH consisting of 100 seats & the addition of 150 MBBS seats in Gouri Devi Medical College,” she said.
In 2019, the minister of state for health Chandrima Bhattacharya had informed, “the assembly that the number of MBBS seats in West Bengal was 1,355 when the Trinamool Congress government came to power in the state in 2011.”
Candidates who have qualified for the NEET 2020 examination with the minimum required percentile would be eligible to participate in the counselling round. DGHS has been entrusted to conducting NEET counselling 2020 for 15% seats of the total intake from all the government colleges (except for colleges of Jammu and Kashmir state) for All India Quota candidates.