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Private Medical College MBBS students to be migrated to other private medical colleges only
New Delhi: Issuing the recent draft of Graduate Medical Education Regulations, 2023, the National Medical Commission (NMC) has specified that migration shall be granted only from a government medical college to a government institute and from a non-government (private) medical college to a non-government institute."No mutual exchange shall be permitted," the apex medical education...
New Delhi: Issuing the recent draft of Graduate Medical Education Regulations, 2023, the National Medical Commission (NMC) has specified that migration shall be granted only from a government medical college to a government institute and from a non-government (private) medical college to a non-government institute.
"No mutual exchange shall be permitted," the apex medical education regulatory body NMC has clarified in the recently published draft regulations.
This is in contradiction to the earlier rules which did not restrict migration of students from government to private institutes and vice versa. In fact, previously the candidates used to be eligible for migration only after qualifying the first professional MBBS examination.
Apart from this, the previous rules of the erstwhile Medical Council of India (MCI) had also restricted migration to 5% of the sanctioned intake of the college during the year. Previously, migration was not allowed on any ground from one medical college to another located within the same city.
However, now NMC has proposed changes in the rules of migration and released the draft in this regard. Medical Dialogues had earlier reported that introducing changes in the undergraduate medical education system NMC recently released the draft of these regulations on public domain and also invited comments in this regard from the public and the stakeholders.
Among several issues regarding the undergraduate medical education, NMC has also addressed the matter of admission, counselling and migration process involving the UG medical admission.
Referring to the issue of Migration, NMC specified, "No student designated to a medical institution, notwithstanding anything stated in these Regulations, shall seek migration to any other medical institution after the first academic year of admission."
While the draft is silent regarding the number of seats for which migration is allowed, it has specified that, "Migration of students from one medical college to another medical college shall be granted as per the guidelines of UGMEB of NMC, only in exceptional cases to the most deserving among the applicants for good and sufficient reasons and not on routine grounds. Migration shall be from a government medical college to a government medical college and from a non-government medical college to a non-government medical college only. No mutual exchange shall be permitted."
This is in contradiction to the earlier regulations. According to 2008 amendments to the MCI Regulations on Graduate Medical Education, 1997, "Migration of students from one medical college to another medical college may be granted on any genuine ground subject to the availability of vacancy in the college where migration is sought and fulfilling the other requirements laid down in the Regulations. Migration would be restricted to 5% of the sanctioned intake of the college during the year. No migration will be permitted on any ground from one medical college to another located within the same city."
"Migration of students from one College to another is permissible only if both the colleges are recognized by the Central Government under section 11(2) of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 and further subject to the condition that it shall not result in increase in the sanctioned intake capacity for the academic year concerned in respect of the receiving medical college," the previous regulations further mentioned.
While the new draft bars migration after the first year, according to the former rules, "The applicant candidate shall be eligible to apply for migration only after qualifying in the first professional MBBS examination. Migration during clinical course of study shall not be allowed on any ground."
GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1997 (2008 Amendment)
Draft Graduate Medical Education Regulations, 2023
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Also Read: NMC Releases Draft Graduate Medical Education Regulations 2023, Invites Comments
Barsha completed her MA from the University of Burdwan, West Bengal in 2018. Having a knack for Journalism she joined Medical Dialogues back in 2020. She mainly covers news about medico legal cases, NMC/DCI updates, medical education issues including the latest updates about medical and dental colleges in India. She can be contacted at email@example.com.