MCI News 2019-20
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 had made Amendments in the "Screening Test Regulations, 2002" and "Eligibility Requirement for Taking Admission in an Undergraduate Medical Course in a Foreign Medical Institution Regulation, 2002" vide Notifications dated 1. 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.
Subsequently, as per Public Notice dated 14th September, 2018 issued by the Medical Council of India and Order dated 27/09/2018 passed by the Hon'ble High Court of Delhi at New Delhi in WP(C)No.8091/2018 and connected matters, Indian Citizens/OCI who had not registered/appeared/qualified NEET 2018, were allowed to take admission in MBBS or equivalent medical course in a medical University outside the country in the academic year 2018-19.
In reference to the Notification dated 1. March, 2018 and Public Notices issued by the Medical Council of India from time to time, representations from various sources were received seeking clarification regarding qualifying NEET at the time of admission in Doctor of Medicine course at Philippines, last date of admission in MBBS or equivalent medical course without qualifying NEET 2018 etc. Accordingly, the matter was considered by the Board of Governors (BoG) and It is clarified as under: