MCI allows students to pursue medical course abroad

The Delhi High Court has been informed by the Medical Council of India (MCI) that all candidates, who are taking admissions in foreign universities for pursuing a medical course, can go on the condition that they qualify the NEET-UG this year or in 2021.

The MCI said that owing to the “extraordinary” situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as a one-time measure, candidates can go abroad for pursuing a medical course, provided they fulfil the criteria under the ‘Eligibility Requirement for taking admission in an Undergraduate Medical Course in a Foreign Medical Institution Regulations, 2002′ for admission to MBBS courses.

The candidates should also fulfil criteria under the ‘Screening Test Regulations, 2002′ and the ‘Regulations on Graduate Medical Education, 1997′, it said.

The submissions were made before Justice V Kameswar Rao by MCI’s lawyer T Singhdev, who said the decision shall be applicable to all candidates, who are taking admission in a foreign institute or university for pursuing foreign medical qualification for which possessing National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Undergraduate) qualification is a prerequisite.