NMC Replaced MCI | Is NEXT Mandatory? | MBBS Admission Abroad

NMC Replaced MCI | Is NEXT Mandatory? | MBBS Admission Abroad

Medical colleges and education will be now monitored by the National Medical Commission. The Medical Council of India is replaced by the National Medical Commission to bring reforms in Medical education. Students who have plans to study MBBS abroad will choose NMC approved foreign Medical colleges. 

On 25 Sept 2020, the government of India has announced that the NMC replaces the MCI with immediate effect. It is a new body that will monitor medical education from this date. The union health ministry of India issued a gazette regarding the official announcement.

According to this order, the Indian Medical Council of India Act 1956 will be replaced by the immediate effect. Under this top body, there will be a different department for monitoring the Undergraduate courses, postgraduate courses, and medical assessments. National Medical Commission will work in the place of the Medical Council of India.

Is NEXT Exam Mandatory for Practice in India?

After these replacement orders, the final year MBBS exam will be now known as the National Exit Test (NEXT). It is like a final exam for providing a license for practicing in India. The NMC will monitor this licensing exam and offer the practice permit to new doctors. 

NMC approved medical Colleges in Abroad offer MBBS course that will be valid in India also. Now MCI approved Medical colleges in abroad will be known as NMC recognized Medical Colleges abroad.

Before the passage of this bill, the Medical Council of India was assigned to successfully carry out the works related to the registration of doctors, medical institutes, and medical education. The bill will mainly focus on the framing of guidelines determining the regulation of fees for about 40 to 50 percent of the seats in private medical institutions and deemed universities.

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