The Medical Council of India (MCI) was established in 1934 under the Indian Medical Council Act, 1933. The main function of MCI is to maintain uniform standard of higher qualifications in medicine and provide recognition of medical qualifications in India as well as in abroad. It registers doctors to practice in India, in order to protect and promote the health and safety of the public by ensuring proper standards in the practice of medicine. Every student who has done MBBS from overseas medical universities need to qualify the screening test of MCI before getting the license to practice in India.
The objective of the Medical Council of India (MCI) is as follows:
- Maintaining the uniform standards of medical education in both undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
- Recommending for recognition or de-recognition of medical qualifications of medical colleges or universities of India or foreign countries.
- Providing permanent or provisional registration of doctors who have recognized medical qualifications.
- Reciprocating with foreign countries for mutual recognition of medical qualifications.
For Indian citizens intending to obtain medical education from foreign countries
It has come to the notice of the Medical Council of India that some Agents are providing misleading/false/fabricated information to the Indian Nationals who are desirous of taking admission in MBBS or its equivalent course in a University/Institution located outside India with regard to the fee structure, recognition/approval of the particular medical University/Institution, duration of the course etc.
The public at large is advised that before taking admission in MBBS or its equivalent course in a university outside India, confirmation of the fee structure and duration of the course should be directly obtained from the University/Institution concerned.
As far as status of recognition of a particular university/institution is concerned, it is informed that as per clause 4(1) of the Screening Test Regulation, 2002, any primary medical qualification which is confirmed by the Indian Embassy concerned to be a recognized qualification for enrolment as medical practitioner in the country in which the institution awarding such qualification is situated, can be considered to be a recognized medical qualification by the Medical Council of India for the purposes of issuance of Eligibility Certificate, entitle a candidate to appear in the Screening Test and grant of provisional/permanent registration by the concerned State Medical Council.
Therefore, the candidates concerned are hereby advised to confirm the status of the medical qualification and its awarding university/institution from the Indian Embassy concerned. And from the Medical Council of India. Prior to taking admission the candidates must make enquiries regarding fee structure from the Institution/University concerned.
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