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MCI Board of Governors propose to ease MBBS seat permissions at Medical colleges, invite comments


MCI Board of Governors propose to ease MBBS seat permissions at Medical colleges, invite comments

The move makes an effort to ease out the permission/recognition of MBBS seats that are to be granted to medical colleges 

New Delhi: Medical college recognition in India is a very tedious process, both for the medical college as well as the Medical Council of India itself. Medical colleges have to conform to a very rigid layout of infrastructure and manpower requirements both to start a course and then to increase the number of seats in that course. Failure to have the requisite infrastructure indeed proves to have devastating effects when the council after its various set of inspections decides not to grant permission to the medical college in case of infrastructure shortfalls.

One of the key issues in this whole process is the black and white nature of the decision-making process, that is if the medical college meets the requirements then it gets a yes on the permission, otherwise its a NO from the council.

Offering a middle ground to this black and white process, the MCI Board of Governors recently came up with the decision to make provision to allow medical colleges to offer less number of MBBS seats than applied number in case the Institution fulfils the requirement for less number of seats as per the regulations. The same was forwarded to the Ministry of Health For approval.

The ministry, however, desiring to obtain public comments on the matter, sent the matter back to the council, following which the MCI has now called for comments on the matter. Please send your comments on secy-mci@nic.in and ug.mci@nic.in within 15 days i.e. upto 15th February, 2019 for further consideration in the  matter

In particular the notice states

As per the decision of Board of Governors, an amendment was sent to Ministry of Health & Family Welfare with regard to make provision to offer less number of MBBS seats than applied number in case the Institution fulfils the requirement for less number of seats in “Establishment of Medical College Regulations, 1999” and in “The Opening of a New or Higher Course of Study or Training (including Postgraduate Course of Study or Training) and Increase of Admission Capacity in any Course of Study or Training (including a Postgraduate Course of Study or Training) Regulations, 2000.

The Ministry desired to obtain comments of the Public for consideration.

In view of above, the proposed amendments of the Council on the above matter are placed in public domain.

Please send your comments on secy-mci@nic.in and ug.mci@nic.in within 15 days i.e. upto 15th February, 2019 for further consideration in the  matter

 

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  1. Reducing the seats of MBBS by the MCI citing lack of facilities/adequate teaching faculty is not new. In 1978,the intake of MBBS students in S.V.Medical College,Tirupati was reduced from 100 to 80. But the current issue is what should be done for applying for approvals/permissions by the newly started private medical college managements without proper infrastructure and hiring significant number of private medical practitioners as teaching faculty on the day of MCI inspection. Unless there is punishment for any act of violation of rules/regulations of MCI by the doctors/college managements, the students will continuing be at the recieving end.

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    Prof.Dr.Chandramouly M. February 6, 2019, 3:36 pm

    I request MCI to convert all the Diploma Post graduations seats to Master degrees. No Two year Diploma courses should be offered. Merge the existing Diploma holders with two years of teaching experience equivalent to Master degree. All DNB Post graduate degree holders should be treated as equivalent to Master Degrees in all teaching Medical colleges, irrespective of their place of DNB post graduation.

  3. If a college not fulfil the conditions then he must imposed penalty and seat should be reduced but college should be continue

  4. Kindly do not say no to any medical colleges Depending on the availability and in humanitarian grounds decrease the seats but don’t regect permission. It is not easy to start the college and to maintian, instead , decrease the seats from 20,30 ,50 according to the m. C l norms

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    Dr Gurpal Gandhi February 5, 2019, 8:14 pm

    I well come your decision for permitting new medical colleges for admission of medical students. The colleges are really struggling for their survival. We have two main issues in our inspection 1 infrastructure and2 faculty. Infrastructure can be raised but making faculty is a challenge. I can suggest an idea to raise faculty is to awarding deploma candidates who have passed and spent at least 5 years in the subject and furnishings a thesis. With this you can have around ten thound specialize faculty. I hardly find any difference in the training of MD MS and diploma candidates. You can put a clause to them that have to serve in rural area. Thanks.