Medical Council of India was founded in the year 1934. The headquarters of Medical Council of India is in New Delhi. The main objective of the Medical Council of India is to establish a standard code to be followed by the higher medical education institutes and to recognize medical establishment in India and abroad. It was under the Indian Medical Council Act, 1933 that the Medical Council of India was established. But, in the year 1956 the Indian Medical Council Act was repealed and a new act was put into effect, under which the Medical Council of India was reconstituted. Medical Council of India has strived over the past 80 years to maintain high standards of education to be followed by the all the medical institutes.
Roles of the Medical Council of India
Importance of Recognition by the Medical Council of India
The most important factor that a MBBS aspirant must look for when taking admission in any medical institute is the recognition by the Medical Council of India. If a student pursues MBBS from an institute which is not recognized by the Medical Council of India then his/her MBBS would not be valid. As a result, the student loses out on the opportunity to work as a doctor in India. It is not only the Indian Government and Private colleges that need recognition from Medical Council of India, but the foreign medical colleges as well. The student must choose their consulting agency wisely because there are a number of misleading and ill-informed consultants in the market who may trick the students to study in foreign colleges and universities not recognized by the Medical Council of India.
Tests by the Medical Council of India
The students who wish to pursue MBBS in foreign medical colleges recognized by the Medical Council of India have to appear for the Foreign Medical Graduates Examination (FMGE) (also known as the MCI Screening Test) to obtain a license to practice in India. Medical Council of India conducts the exam biannually – once in June and once in December. The Medical Council of India introduced this test in the year 2002 to make sure that the students pursuing MBBS from foreign medical Colleges (or Universities) were at par with those pursuing MBBS from India. Another test that is making the rounds is the National Exit Test (NEXT) for all students in India who complete their education from medical colleges.
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