Tamil Nadu releases Rs 600 crore for six new medical colleges

Tamil Nadu releases Rs 600 crore for six new medical colleges
Photo used for representational purpose only (Credit: Shutterstock) Pritha Roy Choudhury | Nov 14, 2019 - 6:59 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The government of Tamil Nadu has sanctioned Rs. 600 crores for setting up six medical colleges in six districts of the state. The districts are: Dindigul, Namakkal, Ramanathapuram, Virudhunagar, the Nilgiris and Tiruppur.

Construction will start soon and the classes will begin from 2021.

According to a recent report in the Times of India, Beela Rajesh, the state's health secretary had stated that the government considered sanctioning of Rs 100 crores per college after a proposal was put in by the medical education director. The state government will bear 40 percent of the cost while the centre will provide the remaining 60 percent.

Sources in the state's directorate of medical education told Careers360 that opening of six new colleges will benefit poor and meritorious students as the tuition fee will be only Rs 4000 per annum.

The seat strength of each college is 150 which means an addition of 900 medical seats in the state. The total number of seats in the government medical colleges will now rise to 4,500. According to the Medical Council of India, currently there are 26 medical colleges in the state and the addition of six more will take it to 32.

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