NMC relaxes norms for PG medical thesis submission

December 27, 2020 0 By FM

The apex medical regulator, the National Medical Commission has recently announced relaxations on the requirement of the postgraduate thesis, in the light of the coronavirus pandemic.

Based on several requests received regarding the submission of the postgraduate thesis of students for the batches admitted during academic years 2018-19 and 2019-20, the Postgraduate Medical Education Board (PGMEB) of the NMC, has extended the submission deadlines and reduced sample sizes for the thesis.

In view of the pandemic, the PGMEB has decided to allow the postgraduate degree students of batches 2018-19 and 2019-20 only to submit their thesis at least three months before the theory and clinical/practical examination.

The board decided to permit PG students of batches 2018-19 only, in broad specialities/super specialities to be eligible to appear for their postgraduate degree examinations even if they have not made a poster presentation, read a paper at a conference or submitted a research paper for publication.

The universities and medical colleges/institutions are also advised that while evaluating the thesis submitted for acceptance for the batches 2018-19 and 2019-20, final sample size actually analyzed may be considered even if it is less than the committed sample size in the approved thesis protocol for the study.