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NMC | National Medical Commission

NMC or National Medical Commission is the Government body formed to overtake medical education regulations from the Medical Council of India or MCI.

NMC

National Medical Commission

 What is NMC or National Medical Commission?

NMC or National Medical Commission is the Government body formed to overtake medical education regulations from the Medical Council of India or MCI. NMC bill was earlier introduced for six months by an ordinance in January 2019. Later it became a permanent law passed by Parliament of India and subsequently approved by President of India on 8 August 2019.

 Background of NMC?

National Medical Commission Bill was brought in as an Ordinance in 2019 to replace the former medical body of India, the Medical Council of India.
Earlier, as per the Supreme Court directive, five specialized doctors were appointed to monitor the medical education system in India.
The planning body has recommended the replacement of the Medical Council of India with the National Medical Commission. The ultimate aim is to regulate medical education and practice in India.
Most states have approved the decision, and after its approval by the Prime Minister, the final bill was placed in the parliamentary sessions. Both houses of Parliament passed it in 2019. President of India gives his nod to National Medical Commission Bill 2019 on 8 August 2019, and finally, NMC became a law.

 Importance of NMC related to MBBS Abroad

The essential points of this Bill in context to MBBS Abroad are:

  • A common Exit Test, known as NEXT, will be taken in India and will be treated as a Licensing Exam for Doctors willing to work in India.
  • NEXT test will be applicable to students of:
  • Any medical college in India (Govt and Pvt both).
  • All students of AIIMS (All Aiims), JIPMER, AFMC, CMC.
  • Any student studying MBBS in abroad in MCI approved universities or colleges. (Students must be MCI eligible as per NEET-UG Rules)
  • Thru the result of this Exit Exam, students getting higher ranks will get a PG seat in India too.
  • NEET PG abolished henceforth from the day Exit exam starts.
  • FMGE abolished henceforth from the day Exit Exam starts.
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