The National Medical Commission (NMC) has come into existence from September 25 as the apex regulator of medical education and profession in India. The NMC, with a new set of frameworks, aims to usher in major changes in the medical education sector. Let’s examine the relevance, provisions, and implications of this newly constituted medical regulatory body

Covid pandemic

Considering the exceptional situation created due to the Outbreak of COVID 19 in the country, the Medical Council Of India(MCI) has issued a directive for all the Final year PG students and the medical colleges across India. The directive is available on the official website of the MCI. The directive mainly covered the delay of […]

The Medical Council of India database on the medical faculty seems unlikely to be true. If the MCI database is to be believed, more than 60% of all post-graduate doctors are teachers in medical colleges. But, the faculty norms suggest there would at best be about one lakh doctors working as faculty, with about 550 […]

The National Medical Commission Bill, passed by both the houses will be notified in the gazette soon. President Ram Nath Kovind has approved the key legislation aimed at ushering in mega reforms in the medical education sector and replacing the nearly 63-year-old Indian Medical Council Act. “Once notified, the rules will be framed and the […]

Acknowledging the importance of research in learning, the Medical Council of India Board of Governors (MCI-BoG) has introduced a compulsory online course in basic research methods for all postgraduate students in the country and the faculties without prior research training. The course will be mandatory for the medical PG students being admitted from the academic […]

The doctors who have completed super-speciality courses in the UK can register in India now. Bringing a huge relief to a large number of doctors who have completed super-speciality courses in the UK, the MCI-BoG has decided to approve their certificate of completion of training (CCT) for registration in the country. India hadn’t granted recognition […]

The Lok Sabha has passed the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The bill seeks to allow a government constituted Board of Governors (BoG) to run the Medical Council of India till September 2020. The government will soon come with a National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill to usher in comprehensive reforms in the medical education […]

The Medical Council of India Board of Governors(BoG) has recently notified the amendment to the Establishment of Medical College Regulations,1999. This will allow a consortium to apply for the establishment of new medical colleges. The Board of Governors has notified the amendments to invite greater participation from the private sector to come forward in order […]

The Medical Council of India(MCI) has amended the existing rules under ‘Number of Post-graduate students to be admitted’. MCI will increase the number of PG seats in Karnataka for the 2020-21 academic year. The MCI has also revised the teacher-student ratio from 1:1 to 1:3 students at the Professorship level. The MCI has told the […]

Aspiring medical students of India is all set to kickstart the course with the new curriculum that is due to roll out in August 2019. Though the MBBS curriculum has been revised after 21 years, the new curriculum also skips the issue of disability and disability rights. The Rights of Persons with Disability Act, of […]