SC allows NMC to extend last date of admission in MBBS, Super-Specialty Medical Courses
New Delhi: Given the major delays seen last year in the medical education admissions cycles on account of the coronavirus pandemic, the Supreme Court has now allowed the National Medical Commission ( NMC) to extend the admission deadlines for the current academic year .
This came after the National Medical Commission has moved applications before the Hon'ble Supreme Court praying for extension of the last date of admission in MBBS and Super-Specialty Medical Courses from 31st August 2020 to 15th January 2021 for the Academic Year 2020-21.
The Hon'ble Supreme Court vide order dated 11.01.2021 decide to allow the aforesaid applications and has extended the last date of admission in MBBS/Super-Specialty Medical Courses from 31st August 2020 to 15th January 2021. The order stated
Miscellaneous Applications stand allowed in terms of prayer (a) which reads as under:
"Allow the present application by modifying the time schedule and extend the last date for admission in Super- specialty medical course/MBBS course for the academic session 2020-21, from 31st August 2020 to 15th January 2021,"
The medical dialogues team had earlier reported about the major havoc that the virus had caused in the field of medical education. Since the admission processes and deadlines of both MBBS and Super-specialty courses are governed by the MCI rules and regulations and respective Acts, the NMC had to approach the SC for the extension
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