All the medical aspirants in India who are willing to pursue the professional medical courses, such as the MBBS/BDS, etc are hereby informed with a significant notification from the MCI. This notification is concerned mainly with those aspirants, who are looking forward to pursuing the above mentioned medical course from foreign countries other than India.
According to the Medical Council of India
Indian Citizen/OCI who have not Qualified NEET-2018 and/or registered in NEET-2018 and intending to take admission in MBBS or equivalent medical course in foreign medical institutions are exempted until the declaration of NEET-2019 result which is scheduled to be declared on 5th June, 2019. However, such candidates have to obtain an eligibility certificate from the Medical Council of India u/s 13(4B) of the IMC Act, 1956.
We know that NEET is the mandatory exam to seek admission into the medical courses such as the MBBS/BDS etc. The exam is mandatory to be undertaken whether the aspirants take the education for these courses from India or from any other foreign country and till now only the candidates, who qualify the NEET are granted the admission into these courses.
Recently the MCI which is the Medical Council of India has issued a notification as per which the MBBS aspirants, who are willing to undertake the MBBS from foreign countries can now study it even without qualifying the NEET exam subject to the satisfaction of some conditions.
Yes, you have heard it right as the MCI has made this notification on 1st March 2018 and the same notice was issued publicly by the approval of the Hon’ble High Court of India on 14th September 2018. This notification is applicable for both the Indian origin and the foreign/NRI applicants as well.
As per the applicability of this notification, the candidates who didn’t appear/register/qualified the NEET 2018 exam are actually allowed to take admission into the foreign countries medical institution for the MBBS program without any requirements of NEET 2018 qualification.
The above-mentioned notification will be applicable for the NEET 2020 exam and onwards with some conditions and the changes.
Here are the implications of this notification which should be considered by all the candidates.
All the candidates who qualify the NEET exam from 2020 onwards and then leave the country(India) to study any kind of medical or the pre-medical courses will not be required to qualify the NEET exam again in order to study the MBBS or other programs from the foreign countries.
Now the candidates who qualify the NEET exam once would be having its validity for the period of 3 years which means they can take admission within the period of 3 years both in India and the foreign countries as well.
The candidates who didn’t register themselves for the NEET 2018 exam or didn’t appear in the exam after the registration can now take the MBBS admission without NEET for the academic year of 2018-2019 only in the foreign countries or India as well.
The candidates who have appeared in the NEET 2019 exam and want to take admission into the foreign MBBS institution can take it only after qualifying the exam and after the declaration of the results for the same.
So, this is the new amendments or the relaxation for the MBBS aspirants in the NEET exam, and we urge all the candidates to keep it in their consideration while planning the MBBS program from the foreign countries.