The Medical Council of India Board of Governors (MCI BoG) has given its approval for the addition of 10 new MBBS seats in Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, also known as MGM Medical College, Indore for the academic year 2019-20. The institute had been trying hard for some years to increase its annual intake and with the MCI approval, their number of seats has now become 150.

MGM Medical College had applied for increasing 10 additional seats in 2014 to MCI to boost their total intake from 140 to 150. However, after inspection by the MCI, several deficiencies were found by the council and the application was rejected. Among many issues, one of the prime reasons for rejection was an undersized library.

Later, after developing its infrastructure, MGM Medical College again applied for boosting their annual intake with the MCI to 250 from 140 for the 2019-20 academic year. The MCI BoG, however, decided to inspect the institute for 150 seats first. After the inspection, The Medical Council of India (Board of Governors) gave approval for increasing 10 additional medical seats. In July 2019, the college will apply for an additional 100 MBBS seats with the MCI for the 2020-21 session.

Dr Jyoti Bindal, Dean of the college, said

“We have finally got recognition for 140 to 150 seats from the MCI. We’re sure of getting the approval as we have already fulfilled the requirements of infrastructure and head count.”