NEET PG: NMC Notice Reveals Important Details on Academic Year
Important Update for NEET PG aspirants!
The National Medical Commission (NMC) has finally released the details of the academic year 2021 for the NEET PG, including the important dates and duration/time required to complete each course.
This decision has been made in line with the parent statute i.e. the “Postgraduate Medical Education Regulations (2000)” that was drafted by the NMC, then known as the Medical Council of India (MCI). Amended from time to time, it largely lays down the starting date of the academic session as well as durations of PG courses offered throughout the country.
Board Specialty Courses
In a recent notification that can be found on the official website of the NMC (https://www.nmc.org.in/), the apex body has recognized the delays caused in the commencement of these courses, thanks to Covid-19 and the postponement of the NEET PG counseling and admissions.
Keeping these factors in mind, the NMC has announced that the academic session for Board Specialty Courses will start from the next month i.e. 1st February 2022.
The said notification has been issues under the authority of Dr. MK Ramesh (President, PG Medical Education Board)
PG and Diploma Courses
As far as the postgraduate (PG) courses are concerned, the NMC has explicitly stated that the academic curriculum will have to be completed by 31st December 2024. This means that PG medical courses need to be at least 3 years long.
Furthermore, it has stated that in order to complete the course, students need to complete the required 36 month period.
On the other hand, the time period specified for the Diploma courses needs to be 24 months and the courses need to be completed by 31st December 2023.
NEET PG 2021 Counselling Schedule
The NMC has also released the NEET PG Counseling schedule on its website, which has specified timelines for all the rounds of the process.
In Round 1, counseling for the All India Quota/Deemed/Central Institutes/Universities/AFMS/PG DNB take place between 12th-21st January 2022. On the other hand, counselling for the State Quota Seats shall be held between 20th-24th January 2022.
For this round, candidates need to lock in their choices/preferences for institutes till January 17th, 2022. Verification of the same wil be done on the couple of days following it i.e. 18th and 19th January 2022.
January 20th and 21st, 2022 will mark the seat allotment process while the results will be declared on January 22nd, 2022.
Finally, the NMC also revealed the “last date of joining” after the entire counseling process (including stray vacancy round) is over. For the AIQ students, it’s 16th March 2022 and for the State Quota students, it’s 10th March 2022.
This is all the information that we currently have on the NMC announcements and notification.
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