JAM is conducted for the following courses: M.Sc. (two year), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D, Dual degree M.Sc.-M.Tech and other Post-Bachelor's degree programmes in IITs and into Integrated Ph.D. programmes at IISc.
New Delhi: Government on Thursday cleared a proposal to set up 58 new medical colleges in states with central assistance and upgradation of district hospitals, thus creating 5,800 more MBBS seats.
At present, there are around 50,000 MBBS seats across the country and government is keen to increase them to address the issue of shortage of doctors.
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the proposal of the ministry of health and family welfare for setting up new medical colleges attached with existing district or referral hospitals.
Finance minister P Chidambaram said the central assistance share will be of Rs8,457.40 crore and the State/UTs share will be of Rs2,513.70 crore.