Admissions of these MBBS students will be canceled (NMC Issues New Guidelines): The National Medical Council Committee (NMC) formulates guidelines concerning admissions and education in medical colleges across the country. Currently, there is a discussion underway regarding an order from NMC, which MBBS aspirants must be aware of.
NMC’s Latest Guidelines: NMC will verify the admissions of students in the MBBS program. If it is discovered during this process that a candidate was admitted without undergoing the central and state counseling procedures, the admission will be cancelled. NMC is conducting this verification to prevent corruption or illegal admissions in MBBS.
Background: In July 2023, NMC had urged officials through a letter to make arrangements for online counseling (both UG and PG) for all rounds, including academic and all other rounds, in private medical colleges to make medical admissions transparent.
Concerns Raised by Health Ministry Officials: An official from the Health Ministry, speaking on the condition of anonymity, stated, “During the admission process, some students engage in fraudulent activities. After NMC’s verification, seats obtained through malpractice or deception will be cancelled.”
The official further explained that private medical colleges often engage in such activities. Consequently, admissions obtained through offline methods will be cancelled, and the seats will remain vacant. Students who have followed the proper procedures need not worry about the consequences of this action against fake admissions.
NEET UG Exam: It is worth mentioning that the NEET UG exam is conducted annually, and successful candidates in this exam secure admissions to MBBS and medical colleges. NMC’s decision to verify admissions aligns with its commitment to ensuring transparency and fairness in medical admissions.
Source: Navbharat Times (22 Jan 2024, 1:04 pm)