Medical Colleges to now mandatorily have their website for MBBS admissions: New NMC regulations
New Delhi: All medical colleges wanting to offer MBBS course and renew their seats from the medical regulator, will now compulsorily have their official website where certain details need to be published for the general public, the fresh regulations released by the National Medical Commission (NMC) have specified.
This effect is set to bring more transparency in the operations at all medical colleges across the country as all the information pertaining to the medical institutes and the admission procedures being conduced there will be available online and the malpractice of some unscrupulous elements duping the innocent medical aspirants will expectedly reduce.
For the said, the NMC has listed out the requirements and details which need to be published on the official websites including mentioning the status of admissions and number of seats available at the institutes which have always been a hotbed for contention.
The confirmation to this rule of having a website comes with the publication of the gazette on the Minimum requirements of MBBS admissions and establishment of medical colleges amendments.
The following details need to be mentioned with respect to the medical college website:
1. Each and every college /institute shall have its own website which shall contain the following details, to be updated in the first week of every month: -
a. Details of Dean, Principal and Medical Superintendent including their name, qualification, complete address with telephone and STD code, fax and E-mail etc.
b. Details of teaching as well as non-teaching staff.
c. Details of the sanctioned intake capacity of various Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses.
d. List of students admitted merit-wise category-wise in MBBS and Postgraduate courses for the current and previous academic sessions.
e. Research work, research grants, and research publications during the last one year.
f. Details of any Continuing Medical Education programmes, conferences and/or any academic activities conducted by the institution.
g. Details of any awards and achievements received by the students or faculty.
h. Details of the affiliating University and its Vice-Chancellor and Registrar.
i. Results of all the examinations of the last one year.
j. Detailed status of recognition of all the courses.
k. Details of fees for various courses and other costs
l. Any other requirement as notified from time to time
2. Details of clinical material in the hospital (OPD and IPD) should be updated on a digital dashboard every day.
3. Each and every college/institute shall maintain a Daily Biometric Attendance Dashboard of human resources as specified in these regulations.
The regulations have come into force with its recent publication in the official gazette and will be applicable to medical colleges being established from the 2021-22 academic session.
There are many new features in these regulations that would promote better medical teaching. Besides having regular teaching, the rules also call for smaller group teaching to promote better understanding of concepts. The size of each batch for such small group teaching shall be about 15 students. The common resource pool of teaching rooms, student practical laboratories, museums and lecture theaters and any other available area that can be utilized for teaching purposes as prescribed in these regulations shall all be utilized for small group teaching and shared by the teaching departments.
Besides this, Every medical institution shall have to have a Skills Laboratory where students can practice and improve skills pre-specified in the curriculum. The skills laboratory shall have a total area of at least 600 sq.M for intake upto 150 MBBS students annually and 800 sq.M for intakes of 200 and 250 MBBS students annually,
The rules also call for every medical college shall have one Rural Health Training Center affiliated to it
A major change from the draft has been that in the department of Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, non-medical teachers may be appointed to the extent of 15%of the total number of posts in the department subject to the non-availability of medical teachers.