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Nagaland gets approval from NMC for setting up its first medical college

In a significant development, the National Medical Commission (NMC) has granted approval for the establishment of the Nagaland Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, which will become the first medical college in the northeastern state since it gained statehood 60 years ago in 1963.

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Nagaland’s first medical college:

Health and Family Welfare Minister P. Paiwang Konyak announced the NMC’s decision to set up the medical college in Kohima, stating that the academic session of the institute will commence from 2023-24.

The medical college will have a capacity of 100 seats for MBBS students, and this milestone achievement is expected to significantly benefit the state’s healthcare sector by creating new opportunities for medical education and improving healthcare services.

About The Medical College:

  • The state government will send the acceptance letter to MARB to enable the issuance of the Letter of Permission for the academic year 2023-24.
  • Formal classes of the medical college are expected to begin by June-July this year, according to Health and Family Welfare Commissioner and Secretary Y. Kikheto Sema.
  • Out of the 100 MBBS seats, 85 will be reserved for students from Nagaland domicile, while the remaining 15 seats will be open to applicants from other states.

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