Tamil Nadu govt sanctions Rs 600 cr for six medical colleges

Each college will require Rs 325 crore for construction, of which the state government's share would be 40%

Tamil Nadu, Medical colleges, Dindigul, Namakkal, Ramanathapuram, Virudhunagar, The Nilgiris, Tiruppur, Government medical colleges, Kooraikoondu, Udhagamandalam

The Tamil Nadu government has identified locations for setting up six new medical colleges in six districts of the state.

The state government has released Rs 600 crore for commencing  construction work. It has released Rs 100 crore for construction of each medical college.

The land has been identified and transferred for establishing the medical colleges in Dindigul, Namakkal, Ramanathapuram, Virudhunagar, the Nilgiris and Tiruppur districts.

As per estimates, each college will require Rs 325 crore for construction, of which the state government's share would be 40%, while the remaining will be borne by the Centre.

The state government has also obtained approval of the technical evolution committee of the Centre and issued essentiality certificate for starting the new government medical colleges.

The medical colleges are being constructed in land parcels of nine acre at Kooraikoondu in Virudhunagar, 11. 28 acre in Tiruppur town, Rakkiyapaayam group of Nallur village in Tiruppur district, and 25 acre in a village in Udhagamandalam.

The colleges are also coming up on eight acre at Adiyanathoo village in Dindigul district, 10 acre in Siluvampatti village in Namakkal district and nine acre at Pattinamkathan village at Ramanathapuram district.

A total of 150 seats in each medical college will be offered that would push the total seats available in the state to 4,150 seats.

The aim is to seek permission from MCI to start admissions for first year MBBS by 2021 in all six colleges.

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