Kolkata: The Centre has increased the number of intake capacity for MBBS students in two medical colleges in the West Bengal by 100 seats for the on-going 2016-17 academic year.
According to state information and cultural affairs secretary Atri Bhattacharya, the increase in seats has come after the Medical Council of India inspected the necessary infrastructure and made a recommendation to the Centre.
Going by this, number of MBBS seats in Calcutta National Medical College and Hospital has been increased to 200 from previous 150. At the Midnapore Medical College and Hospital, the number of seats now increased to 150 from the previous.
Students appearing for the 20 July state medical joint entrance exam will get the benefit of the increase if they qualify the test.