Earlier, the MCI had granted a Letter of Intent (LoI) on May 19, said the PIMS management. The intake capacity of the institute would be 150 students per year.
The development is important for the Doaba region as the PIMS will be the first medical college in the region.
The brainchild of the then Chief Minister Beant Singh, a project to develop a world-class medical institute, was launched in 1994. It became operational only in June 2010, when it was handed over to the PIMS Medical and Education Charitable Society (PMECS) to be run on Public-Private Partnership (PPP) basis.
Rajshekhar C, Chief Operating Officer, PIMS, said that the seat distribution would be same as other private medical colleges in the state.
“Half of the total seats will be filled under the state government quota. The rest will fall under the management quota, including 15 per cent seats under the NRI quota,” he added.