The Delhi High Court has been informed by the Medical Council of India (MCI) that all candidates, who are taking MBBS admissions abroad 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 pursue MBBS abroad, provided they fulfill 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 fulfill 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 MBBS admission abroad for which possessing NEET qualification is a prerequisite. He said that the decision has been taken by the MCI pursuant to a concurrence given by the Health Ministry…Read More