Karimnagar Medical College will start with 100 MBBS seats in the next academic year.
Telangana BC Welfare and Civil Supplies Minister Gangula Kamalakar said that the Karimnagar Medical College would start functioning from the academic year 2023-24 onwards.
The college would start with 100 students and allocation of MBBS seats to students would start from August this year, he said, as reported by Telangana Today.
He and others formally launched the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of temporary classrooms, laboratories, staff rooms etc at the Telangana State Seed Development Corporation premises in Kothapalli on the outskirts of Karimnagar town.
Gangula Kamalakar thanked Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao and Minister for Health T Harish Rao for sanctioning the government medical college in spite of two private medical colleges in Karimnagar town.
"The sanctioning of government medical college was a boon to the poor students," he added.
The permanent college building would be constructed on the sprawling 25 acres of land at a cost of INR 25 crore very soon. the government had sanctioned INR 7 crore for the construction of temporary structures such as lecture halls, central library, department of anatomy, biochemistry and physiology and also administrative block, he added.
Zilla Parishad chairperson K Vijaya, Collector RV Karnan, Mayor Y Sunil Rao, Kothapalli municipal chairman Rudra Raju and others were also present during the event.
Recently, the state government sanctioned a grant of INR 34.38 crore to start the construction of five new medical colleges in the state.