CHINA, KYRGYZSTAN, PHILIPPINES, RUSSIA EMERGE TOP DESTINATIONS FOR MBBS ABROAD AS PER MCI DATA
As per the data of last 3 years of MCI, maximum number of students applied for eligibility certificate to study MBBS in China, followed by Russia and Kyrgyzstan. However, many students have also applied for admission in Philippines, Ukraine and Bangladesh.
As per recent data of MCI China, Philippines, Russia are the most preferred choice for medical aspirants for pursuing MBBS abroad. This information was based on the applications received by MCI for the eligibility certificate.
It is already been informed by the minister in the parliament that any student who is willing to obtain primary medical qualification from any medical college or institution outside the country on or after 15 March 2002 must obtain an eligibility certificate from MCI. This rule is as per the provisions made u/s 13 (4B) of the IMA Act, 1956 and clause 4(2) of the Screening Test Regulations 2002.
However, the exact number of Indian students pursuing MBBS or any equivalent medical courses in medical institutions abroad is not available with the council as mentioned by the minister. The minister had the data regarding the number of eligibility certificates issued by the council.
As per the applications for eligibility certificates received by the council the number of students who have taken admission to any medical institution abroad for last 3 years and current year is given as follows:
|YEAR||NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS|
|2019(as one 27.6.19)||4558|
On the basis of data of last 3 years we can say that China, Kyrgyzstan, Philippines and Ukraine are the top countries which are preferred by the medical aspirants in India. However, there were also many applications received by the council for admission in countries like Russia Bangladesh and Nepal in the year of 2017-2018.
For more more information see the given table which give detailed data about the students applying for eligibility certificate in the year 2016,2017 and 2018:
|Total Applications Received|
|Name of the Country||2016||2017||2018|
|Papua New Guinea||–||–||2|
|Republic of Latvia||9||6||1|
|Republic of Lithuania||2||4||–|
|Republic of Moldova||7||98||61|
The next table gives information about the number of applications by MCI for issue of eligibility certificate received between January 2019 to June 2019:
|Name of the Country||Number of Applications|
|Papua New Guinea||0|
|Republic of Latvia||1|
|Republic of Lithuania||0|
|Republic of Moldova||67|
It is to be noted that Indian citizens who have taken admission during the period of 15, May, 2013 to 3 January, 2014 are exempted from requirement of eligibility certificate. The Medical Council of India is also issuing eligibility certificate to the Indian citizens whose applications are found appropriate as per the statutory requirements of MCI regulations.
As per the amendments made in the “screening Test Regulations 2002” and eligibility requirement for taking admission in an undergraduate medical course in a Foreign Medical Institution Regulation 2002 any Indian citizen who want to take admission to any medical institution outside the country shall qualify the NEET. It is a mandatory condition for admission to MBBS or any equivalent medical course. The result of the NEET will be taken into consideration while issuing the eligibility certificate to the individuals.
The minister specially mentioned that the Indian citizens who have taken admission in MBBS or any equivalent medical courses in any country across the world during the period of 15.05.2013 to 03.01.2014 and those who have qualified the NEET from the year 2018 onwards are exempted from the requirement of the Eligibility Certificate from the Medical Council of India.
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