The nod comes with a rider that adequate infrastructure should be provided to students before the next inspection of the MCI scheduled for later this year.
Samir Ghosh Roy, the NBMCH principal, said the MCI had given permission for admission to 150 MBBS seats for the 2016-2017 academic session that starts from August.
"The 150 seats include 50 that have been granted to us on a temporary basis. The permission has been given with a condition that we have to complete the infrastructure required for accommodating 150 students, like hostels, lecture theatres and auditorium before the next visit of the MCI," he said.
This is the fourth year that the MCI has granted permission to the NBMCH to take admission to 150 MBBS seats.
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An NBMCH source said the permission had been granted on the basis of a report of a three-member MCI team that had visited NBMCH in March.
"The MCI team appeared quite satisfied with the progress of the work in setting up infrastructure. That is why the MCI has granted permission. Another team is likely to visit the medical college anytime between September and December and the authorities have been directed to complete all structures by then," said the source.