ITANAGAR, July 22: Parents of all aggrieved MBBS aspirants, in a memorandum to state chief minister on Monday, have requested for 50 additional MBBS seats from the Centre while retaining of 15% All India Quota (AIQ) released from TRIHMS to meet the requirement of APST 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 APST candidates, Nada Tado, on behalf of the aggrieved group, said, adding the Centre should be urged not to curtail central quota till number of TRIHMS medical seats is increased to at least 100 to meet 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 (10 seats minus AIQ, eight seats for Non-APST, one each seat for PwD candidate and NRI) and only 30 seats remain for APST candidates.
While the state has newly established lone medical college (TRIHMS) 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 etc, the memorandum said, adding making more local youth doctors will be beneficial for the state and the GoAP.
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 GoI in greater interest of the state.