Medical College Director Interview: Medical PG seats should be doubled, says SGRRIMHS principal

Careers360 interviewed Dr.N.K. Singh, Shri Guru Ram Rai Institute of Medical and Health Sciences (SGRRIMHS) principal who talked about focus of MCI regulations with respect to MBBS programme.

In this interview, Dr. Singh also shared his views on growth opportunities in medical profession as he spoke on the need to double the post graduate medical seats. Read the full interview below.

Dr. N.K. SinghDr. N.K. Singh

Shri Guru Ram Rai Institute of Medical & Health Sciences(SGRRIMHS), Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Careers360: What should be the focus of MCI regulations with respect to MBBS?
Dr. N.K.Singh: Focus of MCI regulations in MBBS teaching should be on quality of medical education. MCI's emphasis on infrastructure, clinical material and faculty strength is justified but there should be more emphasis on quality of medical teaching. Medical curriculum should be restructured to cater to the needs of our country, more emphasis should be on clinical skills, problems-based learning and management of health problems at primary level and less on memorizing facts.


Careers360: What are the growth opportunities in medical profession?
Dr. N.K.Singh: Current medical profession relies heavily on sophisticated investigations to arrive at a diagnosis. More emphasis should be laid on clinical skills and history, taking care to avoid undue economic burden on individual and society.


Careers360: Do we need to raise PG seats?
Dr. N.K.Singh: There is an urgent need to double the PG seats to ensure adequate specialized doctors in every speciality to cater to the entire population. Against the existing 55,000 MBBS seats there are only 22,000 PG seats. MCI should relax norms for PG teaching in branches where a huge gap exists between need and availability of specialized doctors. 


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my neet marks are 152 obc category from U.P. can i get paid seat for mbbs in shri guru ram rai medical college.

Ankita Behera 1st Jul, 2019


First of all since you belong to UP and hold the domicile of UP then you are eligible for government seats in UP as well as government quota seats in private medical college in UP.

But if you want to apply in shri guru ram rai medical college, which is in uttarakhand then you can do so through management quota. You need to directly contact the college to do so.You cant apply for government quota seats if you dont hold the domicile.

With this its difficult but theres no harm in giving it a try. 

You can try in deemed universities chances can be better

All the best


i have scored 152 marks in neet under obc category from state up can i get paid seat under this college

Albert prime Student Expert 17th Jul, 2019

Hello aspirant,

Though you belong to the OBC category with such a low score you will not get a seat in a private college through Counselling. It's too difficult to get any seat through counselling. But as you have qualified the exam you can opt for management quota seats of private college. You may get a seat in any private college through management quota. But there is some disadvantage. Firstly the high fees and an additional charge which is also high. You may get a seat in private college for management quota. So you can try.

Thank you.


Do UP have govt quota seats in any of the private medical college?

kashish chadha Student Expert 21st Jun, 2019

Hello dear candidate. 

There are mainly two types of seats in any private medical colleges. 

They are self financed government Quota seats and self financed Management Quota seats. 

Hope this information shall be beneficial for you. I wish you luck for your future endeavors. 


I have scored 515 marks in NEET. will i be able to get a seat in sri guru ram rai and i am from Uttar Pradesh.

Muskaan 9th Jun, 2019

Hi aspirant,

The expected cutoff for admission into MBBS at Sri Guru Ram Rai Institute of medical and health sciences is around 560 and above every year for UR category via AIQ. This year's cut-offs are also expected to be similar. So your chances of admission are very low.


I scored 265 marks in my neet 2019 and Im from UTTRAKHAND. Can I get my admission in Sri guru RAM Rai. And if possible plzz tell the FEES.

Aditya kumar Student Expert 9th Jun, 2019
Hello dear student
You haven't mentioned your category, so I am assuming you from general Category.
Last year lowest marks that fetched a seat under state quota for general category for a seat in Shri Guru Ram Rai Institute of Medical & Health Sciences, Dehradun was 412 , so with your marks,  you will not get a seat in this college.
Please feel free to ask your further queries if any
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