The National Medical Commission takes Action against 972 Students who are Pursuing an MBBS Abroad illegally

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The National Medical Commission (NMC) has identified 972 students who pursued MBBS studies abroad without obtaining the required eligibility certificate. The commission has issued a stern warning, stating that failure to rectify this deficiency within the specified timeframe will lead to the outright rejection of their applications.

The commission has granted a 10-day window for these students to submit their certificate applications. In a public notice released by the NMC, it was revealed that a thorough scrutiny process of applications for eligibility certificates uncovered significant deficiencies in Annexure-I submissions. The notice cites Section 13 (4B) of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956, emphasizing that Indian citizens must obtain an eligibility certificate before seeking medical qualifications from foreign institutions.

The requirement for an eligibility certificate was waived following the NEET-UG 2019 results declaration, making qualifying for the exam mandatory for Indian/OCI citizens intending to pursue MBBS or equivalent medical courses abroad. However, it appears that applicants listed in Annexure-I have flouted this requirement. To address this issue, the NMC has taken a strict stance, providing a 10-day window for the students mentioned in Annexure-I to submit their applications through the eligibility portal.

The notice explicitly warns that failure to comply with this directive will result in the summarily rejection of their applications. The NMC has urged cooperation from the affected students, emphasizing that timely rectification of deficiencies will expedite the processing of eligibility certificates.

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