Request a call back

Join NOW to get access to exclusive study material for best results

Union Cabinet to Establish 75 Medical Colleges

The government will be establishing 75 new medical colleges by 2021–22. This will lead to an additional 15,700 MBBS seats across the country. The announcement would be good news for students preparing for NEET and medical aspirants as the number of seats would increase.


Besides increasing the number of qualified health professionals, the move will help improve tertiary medical care in the country. In addition, the government plans to utilise district hospitals to promote affordable medical education in India.


Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the new medical colleges would be established in under-served regions with no medical college. According to the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, these new medical colleges will be part of existing district and referral hospitals under Phase 3 of the centrally sponsored scheme. A PIB notification said that district hospitals with 300 beds would be given preference, adding more clarity about what could be considered an under-served region.


What does this update mean for medical aspirants?


Many Class 10 students would not hesitate to choose the Science stream and prepare for the NEET medical entrance exam given that more MBBS seats are being created with the establishment of new medical colleges in the country. For example, the government had approved the establishment of 58 new medical colleges in Phase 1. Of these, 39 medical colleges are functional, while the remaining will be functional by 2021. The government has also planned to establish 24 medical colleges in Phase 2.


How TopperLearning can help students prepare for NEET?


Simply knowing that more seats are available could help students preparing for NEET to focus on their studies as well as learn and practice with more enthusiasm. TopperLearning also provides study resources to enable medical aspirants to clear NEET with confidence. However, Class 11 and 12 students should be thorough with the NCERT syllabus, because competitive exams like NEET and IIT-JEE feature questions which are based on the NCERT syllabus. So, students can clear their basic concepts with NCERT Solutions which are available for Class 11 and 12 on the TopperLearning website.


To know more about the Science stream, pursuing medicine and how you can prepare effectively for NEET, call 18002127858 or visit

Previous Article
Next Article