National Medical Commission (NMC)

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National  Medical Commission (NMC) is a governing body conducting and regulating educational and medical healthcare sector in India. The National Medical Commission (NMC) was established by an act of Parliament known as the National Medical Commission Act, 2019, which went into effect on September 25, 2020, via a gazette notification dated 24.9.2020. Following that, the governing body in supersession of the Medical Council of India, established under Section 3A of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956, is dissolved.

The National Medical Commission’s objective is to enhance the accessibility of excellent medical education and ensure the availability of sufficient and high-quality medical personnel in all parts of the country, as well as to promote equitable and global healthcare that encourages a community health perspective and makes medical professionals’ services available to all citizens.

Highlights  

Name of AuthorityNational  Medical Commission (NMC)
AbbreviationNMC
LocationNew Delhi
Establishment2020
Type Of AuthorityGoverning body
Parent OrganizationGovernment of India 
Formerly Known AsMedical Council of India
Objective Maintaining and monitoring the education for Medical education and healthcare in India 
Official Websitehttps://www.nmc.org.in/

Functions of the National Medical Commission (NMC)

  • Establish policies and make necessary regulatory requirements to maintain high levels of excellence in medical education.
  • Establish policies for governing medical institutions, medical research, and medical practitioners, as well as the necessary regulations;
  • Evaluate healthcare requirements, including human resources for health and healthcare infrastructure, and develop a road map for meeting those requirements;
  • Encourage, collaborate, and frame guidelines and policies by enacting regulations required to ensure the effective operation of the Commission, Autonomous Boards, and State Medical Councils;
  •  Guarantee absolute between the Autonomous Boards;
  • Take whatever steps are necessary to ensure that the State Medical Councils follow the guidelines but also regulations established by this Act in order for it to function properly.
  • Have appellate jurisdiction over the judgements of the Autonomous Boards;
  • Establish rules and regulations to ensure professional ethics in the medical profession and also to promote ethical behavior by medical practitioners while providing care;
  • Establish guidelines for determining fees and other charges for 50% of seats in private medical institutions and universities deemed to be universities governed by the provisions of this Act;
  • Exercise any other powers or perform any other functions that are prescribed.

National Medical Commission (NMC) approved Syllabus And Course

For Undergraduate Course

NameSemesterSubjects
Pre Clinical Semester 1 – 2Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology
Para ClinicalSemester 3 – 5Community Medicine, Forensic Medicine, Pathology, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Clinical postings, OPDs
ClinicalSemester 6 – 9 Community medicine and allied subjects (psychiatry, dermatology), Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Surgery, and allied subjects, Clinical postings

National Medical Commission (NMC) 

(Admission to the Medical Course-Eligibility Criteria)

For UG Curriculum

No candidate will henceforth be admitted to the Medical Curriculum proper of the first Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery course unless he/she has qualified the National Eligibility Entrance Test, and also no candidate shall be permitted to appear for the National Eligibility-CumEntrance Test unless

  • He/she must be 17 years old on or before December 31st of the year of admission to the MBBS.
  • He or she has a minimum of marks in the National Eligibility-Cum Entrance Test.
  • Furthermore, in order to be eligible, candidates appearing for the National Eligibility Entrance Test or seeking admission to the MBBS program must be 25 years old as of the date of examination, with 5-year age relaxation for respondents belonging to the SC/ST/OBC category as well as persons permitted to reservation under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.

Qualification

The higher secondary examination or the Indian School Certificate Examination, which is equivalent to the 10+2 Higher Secondary Examination, is taken after a period of 12 years of study, the last two years of study comprising Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics or any other elective subjects with English at a level not less than the core course for English as prescribed by the National Council for Educational Research and Training after the introduction of the 10+2+3 years educational structure as recommended by the National Committee on Education. 

For PG Curriculum

Examination

  • To be qualified to be admitted to a Postgraduate Course for an academic year, an applicant must obtain a minimum of 50 percentile marks in the ‘National Eligibility Cum-Entrance Test for Postgraduate Courses’ held for that academic year.
  • Applicants from Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and Other Backward Classes must obtain a minimum of 40 percentile marks.
  • Candidates with benchmark disabilities as defined by the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, must obtain a minimum of 45th percentile in the General Category and 40th percentile in the SC/ST/OBC category.

Qualification

  • Candidate must have completed the MBBS Or equivalent medical undergraduate Degree.

Internship 

  • Candidate must have served in a rotational internship in corresponding state after completion MBBS or equivalent undergraduate course.

National Medical Commission (NMC) 

(Common Counselling structure)

For Ug Counselling 

  • Admission to MBBS courses in all Medical Educational Institutions will be based on the National Eligibility Entrance Test merit list.
  • The State/Union Territory Government shall conduct counseling for all admission to MBBS Courses in all Medical Educational Institutions in a State/Union Territory, including Medical Educational Institutions established by the Central Government, State Government, University, Deemed University, Trust, Society/Minority Institutions/Corporations, or a Company. Such common counseling shall be overseen, directed, and controlled by the State/Union Territory Government. The State/Union Territory Government conducting authority will be responsible for 85 % of seat admittance,
  • The Directorate General of Health Services will be the Designated Authority for counseling for the contributing states’ 15% All India Quota seats.

For PG Counselling

  • The State Government or the authority with appointed counseling conducting authority shall fill 50% (Fifty Percent) of the total seats, and the remaining 50% (Fifty Percent) of the seats shall be filled by the concerned medical colleges/institutions on the basis of the merit list prepared based on the marks obtained in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test.
  • MCC Will be responsible for 50% seat admission through AIQ Seat Quota in Postgraduate Medical Courses.

Guidelines for foreign medical graduates

  • The NMC revised its guidelines for foreign medical graduates (FMGs) seeking to practice medicine in the country in 2023. The guidelines included changes and updates such as expanding the recognition of medical qualifications from specific countries and requiring FMGs to pass the Screening Test for Foreign Medical Graduates (FMGE).
  • FMGs must have a valid medical qualification from a recognized medical institution and have passed the FMGE, a mandatory examination that measures FMGs’ knowledge and skills in various areas of medicine, in order to be recognized as qualified to practice medicine in India.
  • The new guidelines require several steps to obtain a license to practice medicine in India, including applying for recognition of the medical qualification with the NMC, registering with the Medical Council of India (MCI), and applying to take the FMGE. After passing the FMGE, FMGs can apply to the NMC for a license to practice medicine in India.

Frequently Asked Question

Q. What is the full form of National Medical Commission?

A. The Full Form of NMC is National Medical Commission.

Q. What is the responsibility of National Medical Commission?

A. The National Medical Commission is governing body that regulates and imparts medical education and healthcare in medical institutions and healthcare centers all across India.

Q. When was the National Medical Commission established?

A.The National Medical Commission was established in 2020.

Q. Which governing body was in commencement before the National Medical Commission?

A. National Medical Commission took over the role and responsibilities of the Medical Council of India in 2020.

Q. Does the National Medical Commission regulate the Medical Council Committee?

A. Yes, the National Medical Commission regulates the Medical Council Committee’s rules and regulations for admission to various postgraduate and undergraduate courses.

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