Andhra Pradesh to Launch Five New Medical Colleges, Adding 750 MBBS Seats


In a significant move to enhance medical education and healthcare infrastructure, the Andhra Pradesh government is set to inaugurate five new medical colleges starting from the 2024-25 academic year. This initiative marks a major boost for the state’s medical education sector, with an additional 750 MBBS seats becoming available.

New Medical Colleges

According to a report from the Times of India (TOI), the new medical colleges will be established in the following locations:

  • Pulivendula
  • Paderu
  • Markapuram
  • Adoni
  • Madanapalle

Each of these colleges will offer 150 MBBS seats, collectively adding a total of 750 seats to the state’s medical education capacity.

Approval and Planning

The state’s Medical and Health Department has applied to the National Medical Commission (NMC), formerly known as the Medical Council of India (MCI), seeking approval to commence classes in these new institutions. The government’s plan to establish these colleges is part of a broader initiative that began with the academic year 2023-24.

Previous and Future Expansions

In the 2023-24 academic year, Andhra Pradesh launched five medical colleges in:

  • Vijayanagaram
  • Eluru
  • Rajahmundry
  • Machilipatnam
  • Nandyal

This expansion is set to continue, with seven more medical colleges planned for the 2025-26 academic year. A senior official confirmed the government’s commitment to this timeline, emphasizing a clear agenda and defined timelines.

Vision and Leadership

This ambitious plan was initiated by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, who assumed office in 2019. Upon taking office, CM Reddy announced the goal of establishing 17 government medical colleges. The State Medical and Health Department prepared a comprehensive blueprint, which the Chief Minister approved, with a budget allocation of Rs 8,500 crore for these new colleges.

To ensure timely completion of these projects, dynamic IAS officer MT Krishna Babu was appointed as the head of the Medical and Health Department. This leadership move has been instrumental in driving the initiative forward.

Staffing and Employment

The establishment of new medical colleges also includes significant employment opportunities. The state government has granted approximately 222 posts for each new medical college and 484 posts for each teaching hospital. This includes a wide range of positions, from professors to lab technicians, totaling about 3,530 posts filled in the last five months.


The launch of five new medical colleges in Andhra Pradesh is a testament to the state’s commitment to improving medical education and healthcare infrastructure. With the addition of 750 MBBS seats and significant employment opportunities, this initiative promises to enhance the quality of medical education and healthcare services in the region. This forward-thinking approach not only addresses the current needs but also sets a strong foundation for future growth in the medical field.

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