Karnataka has the highest number of medical seats in India

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Bengaluru, July 4: Karnataka has the highest number of medical colleges, and consequently, medical seats in the country at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Karnataka is home to 53 medical colleges, of which 18 are government colleges. The state has 7,355 MBBS seats and 3,646 postgraduate medical seats. Three more colleges with 150 seats each were added this year at Chamrajanagar, Kodagu and Karwar.

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"We had the foresight to improve higher education 30 years ago and to make this possible we allowed private colleges to offer professional courses like medicine," said medical education minister Sharan Prakash Patil.

According to the health ministry , there are 57,138 MBBS seats in 422 colleges across the country . After Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh has the second highest num ber of MBBS seats (7,150), followed by Maharashtra (6,595) and Tamil Nadu (6,115). No other states have more than 5,000 MBBS seats.

Karnataka Government opend 6 new Government medical colleges in the last 3 years and will open 6 more in the next 2 years. This has led to Karnataka having the highest number of medical colleges, and consequently, medical seats in the country at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

A Total of 57,138 MBBS seats in 422 colleges across the country.

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