The Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry has permitted the State Government to start the Hassan Institute of Medical Sciences from this academic year. The Ministry has sanctioned admission on 100 seats and the admission will start soon.
This is the third college to be approved by the Centre out of the six that the State Government had applied for last year. Two others are in Mandya and Belgaum where admissions have been conducted. Buildings are under construction in Shimoga, Raichur and Bidar.
The Supreme Court on a petition by some students from the State praying for directing the Centre to permit the Hassan college had asked the latter to consider it.