Maharashtra will see a growth of 75% postgraduate medical seats in the next two years. Of the 5,000 new PG medical seats announced in the Union Budget on Wednesday, Maharashtra is all set to get 910 seats, which will take the total count of PG seats in state's government colleges to over 2,100. Currently, there are about 1,200 PG seats in government colleges. About 20 civil hospitals in the state, which remain unused for teaching, will now be put to use for offering DNB (Diplomate of National Board) co urses, with help of another scheme rolled out in the budget.
Of 2,548 teachers in government colleges, 340 are professors who teach in PG courses. These 340 professors currently have two students with them, which will be increased to three.