Western Odisha Development Council–sponsored medical colleges
The Western Odisha Development Council sponsors upcoming medical colleges (also called WODC Medical Colleges) in Balangir, Kalahandi and Sundergarh district of Western Odisha. These medical colleges are partly sponsored by the Western Odisha Development Council in India.
Sardar Rajas Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre (Bhawanipatna)
For a medical college at Bhawanipatna, a MoU was signed between Selvam Educational and Charitable Trust, Tamil Nadu, and Western Odisha Development Council (WODC). After a long public agitation the construction work for the project was started. For the Rs 100- crore project, it was agreed that WODC would chip in with Rs 10 crore in eight installments on the basis of progress of work and State Government would provide 25 acres of land on lease.
Balangir Medical College
Earlier it was reported that the RVS Educational Trust will set up the proposed Medical College and Hospital in Balangir. It was also mentioned that a high-level committee, headed by the Development Commissioner of Odisha has given green signal to the Coimbatore based RVS Group. The CM of Odisha had asked the Western Odisha Development Council (WODC) to go ahead with the memorandum of understanding. However, it did not work out. It was further reported that the Odisha government plans to set up a Government medical college at Balangir as the PPP method is not working.
Hi-Tech Medical Medical College (Rourkela)
It is a part of HI-TECH Group of institutions,which is probably going to start in 2012. It has 100 M.B.B.S seats (Affiliated by Sambalpur University) and is approved by MCI to give admission to 100 eligible students qualified in OJEE 2012. It has 10% reservation seats for Western Odisha candidates and the college will be sponsored by Western Odisha Development Council(WODC).