Assam on August 8 got approval for a new medical college at Dhubri, making it the nineth such institute in the Northeast state.
The National Medical Commission (NMC) approved the new medical college at Dhubri, chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma informed.
Approval has been granted for starting the MBBS course with an intake of 100 students annually from the academic year 2022-23, a letter from the NCM, Medical Assessment & Rating Board (MARB), Undergraduate Section, said.
The letter addressed to the dean/principal of the new college, said the MARB examined the assessor’s report and remarks of the UG expert group on infrastructure facilities, availability of faculty and other facilities.
The board also reviewed clarifications on the deficiencies through virtual hearing, and following it, approval has been given for intake of 100 MBBS students annually from the academic year 2022-23.
Sharing the NCM letter on Twitter, chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma wrote: “Glad to share that the MBBS course of new Dhubri Medical College (9th medical college of Assam) under Srimanta Sankardeva University of Health Sciences with 100 seats has received the approval of Medical Assessment & Rating Board under the National Medical Commission.”
The state government has been trying to revamp the public healthcare facilities in the state along with setting up several medical colleges.
“The medical education in the state is further strengthened with the approval of Medical Assessment and Rating Board under @NMC_IND for 100 seats in the MBBS course of newly-built Dhubri Medical College under Srimanta Sankaradeva University of Health Sciences,” tweeted Assam health minister Keshab Mahanta.