BENGALURU: The Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry has published a list of medical colleges that were denied permission to admit students this academic year.
In Karnataka, four existing colleges were denied permission to admit students, while the intake for one college was cut. Five new colleges were denied permission.
The renewal of permission for four existing medical colleges was rejected as per the recommendation of the Medical Council of India. All the four colleges had an annual intake of 150 seats each. Of the four colleges two – Saptagiri Medical College and Oxford Medical College -- are from Bengaluru.
Applications of five new medical colleges were also rejected. Of them, Siddartha Medical College in Nelamangala was proposed by an educational trust run by Home Minister G. Parameshwar. Other colleges include Sambhram Medical College in Kolar, Akash Medical College in Devanahalli, MG Charitable Trust Medical College in Bengaluru and Kanachur Islamic Education Trust Medical College in Mangaluru.
Applications of two medical colleges that had sought an increase in the intake were rejected. Basaveshwara Medical College in Bagalkot wanted to increase its annual intake from the existing 100 to 150, while Rajarajeshwari Medical College of Bengaluru wanted to increase its intake from 150 to 250....