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    Medical Colleges: Telangana Loses Convenor Quota Seats, Another 520 Seats Allocated

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    Telangana Government Makes a Major Announcement for Medical Students

    In a significant development for students, the Telangana government has announced another good news. After the formation of the state in June 2014, the Competitive Authority for Medical Colleges (CONVENER) had set aside 100% of the seats in medical colleges in the state for Telangana students. This decision was made in accordance with the rules of admission to the Telangana State Medical Colleges. The decision was made possible by the implementation of the provisions of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act, Article 371D. Previously, only 85% of seats were reserved for local students under the CONVENER quota, while the remaining 15% were reserved for non-reserved category students. However, now Telangana students along with students from Andhra Pradesh will have the opportunity to compete for these reserved seats.

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    With this recent decision, Telangana students now have access to 520 medical seats that were previously available. Among the newly established medical colleges, 15% of seats are allocated to the All India Quota. These seats will be filled based on merit, not according to regional reservations. This move will not only provide super specialty services to the people of Telangana but also give opportunities to Telangana students to pursue medical education. It is worth noting that Chief Minister KCR has also initiated the establishment of a medical college in his constituency, Sangareddy district. Prior to the formation of Telangana, there were 20 medical colleges in the state, both government and private, with a total of 2,850 MBBS seats. Among these seats, there were 1,895 seats under the CONVENER quota.

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    Out of the total seats available, 280 seats will be allotted under the non-reserved category quota. In addition, Telangana students will also have opportunities along with Andhra Pradesh students. The Telangana government has ensured that 56 seats have been added to the total seat count. This means that 36 new colleges have been established, bringing the total number of seats to 8,340. The previous criteria of admission under the reservation quota will still be applicable to the increased number of medical colleges in Telangana. The government has limited the implementation of the reservation quota only to the existing 20 medical colleges.

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    With the recent allocation of the reserved seats, 520 seats will be available exclusively for Telangana students. Already, the 85% seats under the MBBS ‘B’ category quota have been reserved for local students in Telangana. Additionally, Telangana students have secured 1,300 seats under the NEET exam. The government has made these decisions keeping in mind the interests of students who aspire to become doctors. Minister Harish Rao emphasized the importance of providing medical education to local students. He mentioned that the Telangana government has provided ample opportunities for students to pursue medical studies by allocating 1,820 medical seats exclusively for Telangana students. The establishment of new medical colleges without violating the existing reservation regulations is a significant achievement. The government is also taking steps to increase the number of MBBS seats available to Telangana students in the coming years. Currently, out of the total of 2,118 MBBS seats available nationwide, 900 seats are allocated to the state.

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    In conclusion, this latest announcement by the Telangana government is a great boon for medical students in the state. With the reservation of seats and the establishment of new medical colleges, more opportunities will be created for aspiring doctors to pursue their dreams. The government’s focus on providing quality healthcare services and medical education to the people of Telangana is commendable and will contribute to the overall development of the state’s healthcare sector.

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