Source: the Hindu :-
BENGALURU: There is a windfall of sorts for medical seat aspirants. One new medical college at Bengaluru’s Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital will open, offering 150 undergraduate seats.
In addition, a year after government medical colleges opened in Koppal, Gadag and Kalaburagi, three more in Karwar, Chamarajanagar and Madikeri will come up in the 2016-17 academic year. All these colleges were announced in the 2013-14 budget.
Adding further to the government medical seat tally, there are plans to increase intake for MBBS courses from 100 to 150 each in the medical colleges in Mandya, Hassan, Shivamogga, Belagavi, Raichur and Bidar.
Bengaluru will also get a gastroenterology institute at the SDS Tuberculosis Institute at a cost of Rs. 10 crore.
The higher education sector, which saw an increase of Rs. 755 crore in allocation from the previous budget, includes ‘Centres for Excellence’ at Bengaluru and Tumakuru universities and Visvesvaraya Technological University, and the introduction of courses in IT, telecom, cyber security etc. in five government engineering colleges. A new government engineering college has been announced in Bidar.
The budget made no mention of the trifurcation of Bangalore University.
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