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NMC Approves 113 New Medical Colleges to Address Healthcare Workforce Shortage


The National Medical Commission (NMC) has sanctioned the establishment of 113 new undergraduate medical colleges for the 2024-25 academic year, significantly boosting the number of MBBS seats nationwide.

This decision follows a public notice issued by the Medical Assessment and Rating Board (MARB) on April 3, inviting applications for new UG medical colleges. The NMC has communicated its approvals directly to the respective institutions via email, using the contact details provided in their applications. These institutions have been instructed to take the necessary steps within a specified timeframe upon receiving the official notification.

The increase in MBBS seats aims to support aspiring medical students and mitigate the national shortage of healthcare professionals.

Established in 2019 under the National Medical Commission Act, the NMC’s mission is to improve access to quality and affordable medical education.

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