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Assam allocates three additional MBBS seats for students from Bhutan

04:02 PM May 01, 2024 IST | NE NOW NEWS
UpdateAt: 04:02 PM May 01, 2024 IST
assam allocates three additional mbbs seats for students from bhutan
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GUWAHATI: Three additional MBBS seats have been reserved for students from Bhutan in medical colleges across Assam.

This was informed by the Indian embassy at Thimphu – the capital of Bhutan – via a release on Wednesday (May 01).

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The development was further confirmed by the Assam chief minister’s office (CMO).

This step has been aimed at strengthening the longstanding ties between Bhutan and India, the Assam CMO stated.

“Another step towards furthering the age old relation between the two countries,” the Assam chief minister’s office (CMO) said.

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This decision follows the recent visit of the King of Bhutan to India.

Allocation of these three additional seats brings the total number of MBBS seats reserved for Bhutanese students in medical colleges of Assam to five.

“Following up on His Majesty the King of Bhutan’s visit to India, three additional MBBS seats have been reserved for Bhutanese students in Assam’s medical colleges taking the total seats to five,” stated the Assam CMO.

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