This is to inform all concerned that the Medical Council of India (MCI) with the prior approval of the Government of India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, New Delhi has made Amendments in the “Screening Test Regulations, 2002” and also in “Eligibility Requirement for Taking Admission in an undergraduate medical course in a Foreign Medical Institution Regulation, 2002” vide Notifications dated 1st March, 2018, for the requirement of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) in respect of the Indian Citizen/Overseas Citizen of India who are desirous for taking admission in MBBS or its equivalent medical course in a medical University/College/Institute outside the country on or after May, 2018.
Accordingly, public at large is hereby informed that in terms of Clause 4(2A) of the “Screening Test Regulation, 2002” and Clause 8(iv) of the “Eligibility Requirement for Taking Admission in an undergraduate medical course in a Foreign Medical Institution Regulation, 2002”, an Indian National/Overseas Citizen of India who are desirous for taking admission in MBBS or its equivalent medical course in a medical University/College/Institute outside the country on or after 15t June, 2018 shall have to mandatorily qualify the NEET.
It is further informed that the requirement of Eligibility Certificate in respect of such person (s) who would take admission in MBBS or equivalent medical course in a medical university outside the country on or after 1st June 2018, has been dispensed off. The result of the NEET for admission to MBBS Course shall deem to be treated as Eligibility Certificate for such persons. However, such a person(s) has/have to meet the Eligibility Criteria for admission to the MBBS Course prescribed under clause 4 in the Graduate Medical Education Regulations, 1997. For more details, the person concerned is advised to refer the said Regulations which are available on the official MCI Website www.mciindia.org.
It is also informed that as per clause 4(1) of the Screening Test Regulations, 2002, any primary medical qualification (MBBS or equivalent) 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/treated deemed to be recognized qualification for the purposes of the IMC Act, 1956. The Medical Council of India is maintaining a list of such universities/medical colleges is available on the MCI website. The person concerned is therefore advised that before taking admission in such course in a medical university/medical college/Institute, refer the said list.
Source: MCI Website