NMC turns down KU’s request to add up quotas

- Post Report, Kathmandu
3 months after the NMC fixed quotas, KU on November 16 requested for added MBBs seats

Nov 25, 2017-The Nepal Medical Council has turned down the request of the Kathmandu University to increase quotas for the Biratnagar-based Birat and Nobel medical colleges, saying that the existing seats were allocated after proper study with no prospect for increment.

Three months after the NMC fixed student quotas, following a study conducted by a joint panel of experts from the KU and the council, the university on November 16 requested an increase of 10 seats in each of the medical colleges.

The NMC, on September 13, had allocated 90 and 65 seats for MBBS at Nobel and Birat medical colleges, respectively. The KU administration, under influence from the colleges, requested the quota revision though the colleges have started classes after completing the admission process. The KU Executive Committee on November 14 decided to write to the council seeking additional quotas.

The letter dispatched by the council to the KU dean’s office says since both the 

medical colleges do not have the required number of faculties, who were presented 

only during the inspection, there is no reason why the colleges should be allotted additional quotas.

The council also has reminded the university administration about the Supreme Court’s directive issued two years ago, which asked the medical colleges to follow the council’s decision. 

The council allocates MBBS quotas for colleges under the KU and the Tribhuvan University, after its teams assess the resources and facilities at the colleges. Quota can vary from year to year depending upon the faculties, infrastructure and the teaching learning environment.

Students barred from 7 B’desh med colleges

KATHMANDU: The NMC on Friday asked Nepali students not to enroll in seven medical colleges in Bangladesh. Dr Dilip Sharma, registrar at the council, told the Post that students have been asked to check the status of the medical colleges before enrolment. As many as 37 colleges offering either MBBS or BDS degrees were found to be blacklisted or running without permission in Bangladesh where around 200 Nepali students are found to have been enrolled.

Published: 25-11-2017 07:57

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