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No more medical colleges in Bangalore
The government has decided to change the norms for setting up medical colleges in the state and will entertain no new medical college in Bangalore.
“We are framing a new policy to do away with old rules of establishing medical colleges across the state,” law minister TB Jayachandra said after the cabinet meeting on Thursday. The cabinet sub-committee which met to clear four new applications decided to frame new rules after they found serious irregularities in the application forms of four proposals for new medical colleges.
“The applications processed by Rajiv Gandhi University of Medical Sciences did not have essential information on trust members involved in setting up the colleges. One college has no building and land but still they wanted permission. This is ridiculous. If necessary, we will initiate action against them,” he added. Jayachandra said the government has decided not to give permission for setting up medical colleges in Bangalore. “We want new colleges in backward districts,” he said.