CBSE students scoring 80 per cent also to get benefits of Medhavi Vidyarthi Protsahan Yojana

06 Sep 2018
CBSE students scoring 80 per cent also to get benefits of Medhavi Vidyarthi Protsahan Yojana

The benefit of the Mukhya Mantri Medhavi Vidyarthi Protsahan Yojana will now be extended to students who have secured 80 per cent marks in Class XII under CBSE syllabus. The Chief Minister announced this in Khandwa on September 6, mentioning that earlier limit was 85 per cent that has now been reduced to 80 per cent.

The Chief Minister also announced the opening of a 500-bed ultra-modern hospital in Khandwa. Dedicating the Medical College building worth Rs 200 crores at Khandwa, he announced the opening of B.Sc Nursing College in the College campus.

CM Chouhan said that no medical college has been opened in Madhya Pradesh since 1964. The government has opened new medical colleges while providing basic infrastructure. This will reduce the shortage of doctors in the state. He congratulated the people of Nimad on the launch of Khandwa Medical College. He said that this medical college has started from this session.

The Chief Minister distributed the benefits of the Medhavi Vidyarthi Protsahan Yojana to two students Saurabh Patel and Preeti Mishra on the occasion. He announced a grant of Rs 300 crores for various equipment and essential materials apart from Rs 300 crores approved earlier for the construction of medical college building. The Chief Minister gave instructions to the local administration to take all the newly-admitted medical students on a tour to Hanumantiya from his side.

2500 medical seats increased in 10 years

The state's tenth medical college was started in Khandwa on September 6. In the year 1946, the first medical college of the state opened in Gwalior. By the year 1963, five medical colleges were opened in big cities. In a gap of 45 years, no other colleges opened in the state. The 6th Medical College opened in Sagar in the year 2009 and now in the year 2018, 4 new medical colleges are being opened in Khandwa, Vidisha, Datia and Ratlam.

Three more Medical Colleges have been approved in the year 2019 to be opened in Seoni, Chhatarpur and Satna, because of the Chief Minister's sensitivity towards public health and strong will.

Between 1946 and 1963, there were only 600 seats for MBBS, which increased to 2500 seats in the last 10 years which are nearly 4 times the number. Not only this, in the year 2018, the opening of 4 new medical colleges together in one calendar year is a golden chapter in the history of Madhya Pradesh. Now 2500 doctors will be ready in the state every year.