The students who wish to do MBBS and equivalent undergraduate medical course abroad needs to qualify NEET examination as stated by Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State (health and family welfare). So, whosoever wants to pursue MBBS from abroad must get through the NEET examination.

There were questions raised by YSR Congress Leader and Rajya Sabha MP V Vijaya Sai Reddy in the parliament session on Tuesday regarding the issue of eligibility certificates issued by Medical Council of India (MCI). Ashwini Kumar Choubey said that result of NEET should be considered as the eligibility criteria for the candidates who wish to study MBBS abroad.

He also stated the amendments made in the Screening Test Regulation 2002. He said that in order to obtain the primary medical qualification from the medical institution outside India the student is required to qualify the NEET for admission to MBBS.

The Indian students who have taken admission to MBBS or any other medical course at the medical colleges/ universities outside the India during the period May 15, 2013 to January 3, 2014 are not required to produce their eligibility certificates as stated by the Minister of State.

There was question raised by the Vijay Sai Reddy regarding the number of students pursuing the medical courses abroad in last three years to which Ashwini Choubey answered that as of now there are about 41,568 students from India who are pursuing medical courses form abroad. Students have taken admission in medical institutions of around 48 countries. However, majority of students are studying in China.

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