Mumbai, Jul 21 (UNI) The Maharshtra government today announced that it will increase the number of post-graduate (PG) seats in the medical colleges across the state, subject to relaxation of the norms by Medical Council of India (MCI).
An announcement to this effect was made by Higher education minister Dilip Walse-Patil in the Council, while replying to a question raised by members about the PG seats.
He said 214 seats were curtailed by the MCI for lack of infrastructure this year, but they were later restored.
The state was trying to provide adequate infrastructure to the restored seats and then it would think of increasing seats, he informed.
MCI has very tough norms for the approval of seats and the government has demanded relaxation in that, the minister added.
Currently, there are 1,025 PG seats in the state.
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