Kaul Singh Thakur, Health and Family Welfare Minister said that Dr. Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College, Kangra at Tanda had ranked first amongst State Government run Medical Colleges in North India and the overall ranking of the College amongst all government and private medical colleges in the country was 28th and amongst government medical colleges its ranking was 18th according to ranking published by the leading News Weekly Outlook in its professional colleges hand book May, 2013 issue. He said that Dr. RP Medical College, Kangra was also the only college situated in rural area amongst the State run ranked medical colleges.
He said that Dr. RP Medical College, Kangra was the second youngest college in the top 30 positions, as the first batch of 50 MBBS students was admitted in the year 1999 which was increased to 100 students in 2011. He said that five post-graduate seats were commenced in three specialities in 2010 which were increased to 48 seats in 15 specialities in 2012. The Super Speciality Block worth Rs. 150 crore was near to completion.
Kaul Singh Thakur said that the State Government was endeavoured to provide quality medical education to the medical students and various steps were being taken in this direction.