NEET is a common entrance exam conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to undergraduate medical courses such as MBBS and BDS in various government and private medical colleges across India
In 2023, the number of students enrolling in higher education institutions in India is expected to reach an all-time high of 21 lakh. This represents a significant increase from the previous year’s enrollment of 18 lakh students. This surge in enrollment can be attributed to several factors, including the increasing accessibility of higher education and the growing demand for skilled professionals in various industries.
It is worth noting that the increase in enrollment in higher education institutions in India is not happening in a vacuum. As Union Minister of State Bharati Pravin Pawar recently pointed out, there have been significant improvements in the country’s medical education system in recent years. According to the Minister, there has been a 105% increase in the number of postgraduate seats in medicine and an 87% increase in MBBS seats in the country since 2014. Additionally, as of June 2022, there were 13,08,009 allopathic doctors registered with the State Medical Councils and National Medical Commission (NMC), highlighting the growing demand for medical education and healthcare services in the country.
The Minister also reported a 67% increase in the number of medical colleges from 387 before 2014 to 648 at present. This increase in the number of medical colleges has contributed to the rise in the number of MBBS seats from 51,348 in 2014 to 96,077 now, which represents an 87% increase. Similarly, there has been a 105% rise in PG seats from 31,185 prior to 2014 to 64,059 now. These improvements are a significant achievement for India’s medical education system and will go a long way in addressing the shortage of skilled medical professionals in the country.
Further, for rapid growth in the number of allied medical seats in the country.< the government has enacted the National Commission for Allied and Healthcare Professions (NCAHP) Act, 2021 and an interim commission has been notified under the provisions of the Act, the minister stated.
Find below NEET MBBS seat matrix for different states in India :
|States||Government College||No. of seats||Private college||No. of seats||Total Seats|
|1. Andhra Pradesh||13||2485||19||3150||5635|
|2. Arunachal Pradesh||1||50||0||0||50|
|9. Himachal Pradesh||7||770||1||150||920|
|13. Madhya Pradesh||14||2180||11||2000||4280|
|23. Tamil Nadu||38||5225||34||6000||11225|
|26. Uttar Pradesh||35||4303||32||4950||9253|
|28. West Bengal||26||3825||7||1000||4825|
|Union Territories:||Government College||No. of seats||Private college||No. of seats||Total Seats|
|1. Andaman and Nicobar Islands||1||114||0||0||114|
|3. Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu||1||177||0||0||177|
|7. Jammu and Kashmir||9||985||1||100||1085|