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MCI Issues More Clarification on Teachers Eligibility Rules; Check out the details

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MCI Issues More Clarification on Teachers Eligibility Rules; Check out the details

New Delhi: Since the Medical Council Of India through a gazette notification amended the Teachers Eligibility Qualification (TEQ) regulation in the month of June last year, aspirants looking at Medical Academia as a career have been wondering whether they fulfil the requirement of the new clauses or not.

MCI, in an effort to answer the rising queries of medical practitioners had in July 2017 had issued some clarifications in the form of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the teacher’s eligibility qualification regulation post the amendment of June 5th, 2017

To Read the Clarifications earlier issued, click on the following link

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MCI Clarification on Teachers Eligibility Rules- JULY 2018

With more questions coming from the medical fraternity regarding the applicability of the TEQ regulations to them, particularly for DNB and Diploma Candidates, the council has further updated these clarifications by adding further FAQs. Read Below

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Q. A candidate who is having MBBS and DLO (ENT) qualification and has also worked as JR for a period of 1 year in ENT after post graduation, whether such person can be eligible to work in a private medical college as a Sr. Resident?

MCI: No, MD degree is required in the subject concerned. Thereafter, one-year senior residency is mandatory for the post of Asstt. Professor in the subject concerned.

Q. A candidate did a Diploma in Anaesthesia (DA) from 2008- 2010 by MCI recognised institute then did 2 years and four month senior residency from 2010-2012 from MCI recognised college (Guru Teg Bahadur and Hindu Rao Hospital, Delhi) after post graduation and after that did DNB from MCI recognized college 2014-16 (IGIMS, Patna) which also has MD (Anaesthesia), since the said candidate has done Sr. Residency before notification dated 05.07.2017 whether Sr. residency of that candidate from MCI recognized college should be counted for the post of Asstt. Professor as per new notification?

MCI: No. Post DNB/MD/MS degree course in the subject concerned, one year SR ship is mandatory for the post of Assistant Professor in the subject concerned.

Q. The candidate was appointed as Assistant Professor after MD in a private medical college (Heritage Institute of Medical Sciences, Varanasi) in August 2013 and he resigned in August 2014. The letter of permission (LOP) of the said college was given in June 2015. Then he didn’t joined anywhere and now working as SR in Medicine, IMS, BHU since May 2017 (2 months), please clarify:

(a) whether he requires 1 year senior residency now as he has applied for Assistant Professor in Medicine, IMS, BHU for fresh recruitment?

(b) Will he be eligible as he is SR now for only 2 months?

(c) Will experience from Heritage Institute of Medical Sciences, Varanasi where he worked from August 2013 and resigned in August 2014 be counted as LOP of college was given in 2015?

(d) 1-year senior residency/teaching experience is required or not for a candidate who has worked as Assistant Professor worked for less than 1 year.

(e)If someone has directly joined as Assistant Professor after MD will he require total experience of 1 year to be eligible to apply elsewhere?

MCI: (a) Yes. One year Senior Residency in the subject is required for appointment to the post of Assistant Professor in the subject concerned.

(b) No. One year SR ship is required for appointment to the post of Assistant Professor in the subject concerned.

(c) No, Teaching experience is counted from date of LOP only.

(d) One year Senior Residency is required only for new appointments of Assistant Professor in the subject concerned.

(e) No

Q. Are the regulations for qualifications and experience of Senior Residents retrospectively applicable for appointments prior to the notification date of Ref.1?

MCI: No. Notification dated 05.06.2017 is applicable only from the date of publication in the Gazette of India i.e. 08.06.2017.

Q. Can Senior Residents who appeared and were accepted continue to be shown in the same post regardless of requirements of age and qualifications, until retirement?

MCI: Yes.

Q. Can the Senior Residents listed in the faculty table of recognition assessments conducted prior to Ref 1, continue to be shown in the same posts for the compliance verification assessment of those initial assessments, since the then existing regulations (not the current ones) were applicable for the initial assessments.

MCI: Yes.

Q. Will teachers, for recognition as PG teachers, need to comply to different experience clause at entry, i.e. Assistant Professor, level or is the anomaly a typographical error in “Minimum Qualifications for Teachers in Medical Institutions Regulations, 1998” amended up to 8th June 2017, which the MCI needs to address?


Will others teachers and teachers to be recognized as PG teachers and have separate criteria regarding Research Publications?

MCI: The criteria of two Research Publications in Indexed Journal as first and corresponding author is applicable for promotion from the post of Assistant Professor to Associate Professor in the subject as well as for recognition as a Post Graduate Teacher.

Q. Whether 1 years Senior Residency as per notification dated 8.6.2017 is also applicable for appointment to the post of Asstt. Prof. in Pre-clinical and para-clinical subjects?

MCI:  The requirement of 1-year Senior Residency for the post of Assistant Professor is applicable only to those disciplines where the posts of Senior Residents is prescribed as per Minimum Standard Requirement of MCI.

Read Also:  MCI relaxes Minimum Qualifications for PG Medical Teachers 


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    Dr, Manpreet Kaul July 5, 2019, 7:05 pm

    I have done MD in Forensic Medicine in 2004. I was selected as Lecturer in 2008 in same dept in GMC from PCMS. Later my post was redesignated as Tutor/Lecturer cum Medical officer in 2009 and since than i have not been promoted but now dept. has debarred me from promotion as Assistant Prof. because .of age cap i have crossed 50 years in spite of teaching experience of more than 10 years,Dept has promoted doctoers 16 years junior to me. MCI in inspections is showing my status as Lecturer/ Assistant Prof.Dept. is working with 50% deficiency still dept has not promoted me for years

  2. Can we appoint post M.D. doctor as Asst prof in pre and paraclinical subjects after 8th june17 without turorship in concerned subject after M.D. or MS in college side.

  3. I have done my DGO from MAMC (2011-2013) and DNB obs &gynae2 from Fortis Escorts hosp (2014-2016). I have done 1 year senior residency post dnb (subharti medical college) Am I eligible for Assitant professor post?

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    Dr. Sunil Kumar August 3, 2018, 12:41 pm

    Dear friends today I am going to share my pain with you which I am feeling right now. This is not any physical pain but a pain which resulted from menta trauma.Yesterday I received a call from B.J.M.C. AHMEDABAD ALUMNI.
    This call was to invite me for receiving my gold medal in MD physiology from Gujarat university. They told me that Dr. Sunil kindly come to Ahmedabad on 10th of August and be present in the award ceremony to be held in B.J.MEDICAL COLLEGE Auditorium to receive your gold medal. I became very excited after getting this invitation. But soon after that the bitter truth came in front of me that this gold medal is of no use for me.
    Because I am more than 40yrs old. The bitter truth that I can get a gold medal in my MD exam but cannot get a job because I am more than 40yrs of age.
    Hahaha………….too old to get a job. ……….hahaha…..
    It has been more than one year I passed my MD exam but didn\’t get a job.
    Congratulations to 70 yrs YOUNG CHAPS for getting more and more opportunities to remain in job………hahaha…
    Thanks a lot to MCI and govt . of India for making this fabulous rule of age bar which demolished the future of many Doctors.

    Feeling little bit lighter after sharing my grief with you.

  5. do not feel as the end of hopes. u may join any private medical college where they can take u as assistant professor as they dont follow age criteria as in govt

  6. sir go to court and file a case … they will alllow you to join

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    Dr neetika jain July 12, 2018, 12:25 pm

    Sir I have done school in 2009 then done 2years 6 month sr ship in raipur medical college then joined private medical college as sr in 2012 then from 2015 to2017 I did secondary dnb after that again joined same private medical college and continued sr ship for 9 month till now sir pls reply when I will be eligible for AP

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    Dr neetika jain July 12, 2018, 12:28 pm

    Sory sir it is not school it is dch in 2009

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