Parents Submit Memo to Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu for Additional 50 MBBS Seats
Itanagar: Parents of all aggrieved MBBS aspirants, in a memorandum to Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu have requested for 50 additional MBBS seats from the Centre while retaining of 15 per cent All India Quota (AIQ) released from Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (TRIHMS) to meet the requirement of tribal students of the State.
Pointing out that total 40 seats of AIQ allotted to the state included 30 seats released from TRIHMS were not enough to meet the aspirations of State tribal candidates, Nada Tado, on behalf of the aggrieved group, said, adding the Centre should be urged not to curtail central quota till the number of TRIHMS medical seats is increased to at least 100 to meet the ever-rising number of medical students every year.
More and more youths prefer medical profession while the quota is very limited for which aspiring students who score more than 300 are unable to get seats to make them frustrated. Out of 50 seats in TRIHMS, 20 seats are for other categories including all India quota, eight seats for non-Arunachalees, one each seat for PwD candidate and NRI, only 30 seats remain for state-tribal students.
The State has newly established the lone medical college while other states have more medical colleges, there is no seat-sharing by medical colleges of neighbouring states, like Guwahati Medical College, Silchar Medical College, Tezpur Medical College, Jorhat Medical College, Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh, Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Medical College, Barpeta, the memorandum said, adding making more local youth doctors would be beneficial for the state and the government.
Total 50 seats of TRIHMS including AIQ is insufficient to cater to the needs of young medical aspirants for which the matter should be taken with the Centre in the greater interest of the state, the memorandum added.