The Centre and the Medical Council of India have accorded sanction to the Karnataka government to start two of six new medical colleges it had proposed from this academic year, the state assembly was informed today.
The two new colleges will start functioning in Belgaum and Mandya, Medical Education Minister V S Acharya said while making a statement in the House.
The MCI has approved an intake of 100 students in each of these colleges, he said. The governemnt will make efforts to start the remaining four colleges from next year.
It has come to the notice of the governemnt that seven districts -- Chamarajnagar, Uttara Kannada, Gadag, Haveri, Chikmangalur, Koppal and Kodgu -- had no medical colleges run either by the government or privately, he said.