Data Shared by Mansukh Mandaviya Reveals Over a Two-fold Increase in MBBS and PG Medical Seats in India in the Last 10 Years


According to Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, the number of MBBS and PG seats in the country has more than doubled in the last 10 years. Presenting data, the minister stated that the total number of MBBS seats has risen to 108,940, and PG seats to 70,674. In 2014, these figures were 51,348, indicating an addition of 57,592 new MBBS seats in the decade from 2014 to 2024.

Regarding PG medical seats, Mandaviya reported an introduction of 39,489 seats from 2014 to 2024. In a recent written reply in the Rajya Sabha, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar, highlighted that under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS), 157 government medical colleges have been approved in three phases, with 108 already operational. Pawar asserted that the government’s efforts have led to an increase in the number of medical colleges, consequently expanding MBBS seats. Government data indicates an 82% rise in medical colleges, from 387 before 2014 to 706 in 2023. Pawar also mentioned that MBBS seats have increased to 108,848 from 50,000 in 2014, according to information provided last month.

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