MCI to lower seat allotment if medical colleges fail to meet required standards

February 5, 2019 0 By FM

The Board of Governors of the Medical Council of India has proposed an amendment in its existing regulation for sanctioning seats for a medical college to make a provision for lowering the number of seats than applied or sanctioned number of seats in case the college fails to meet the prescribed Minimum Standard Requirement regulations for the intake capacity. The apex body, which regulates medical education in the country, has already sent the amendment to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to make this provision.

MCI in its 31 January statement said that as per the decision of Board of Governors, an amendment was sent to Ministry of Health & Family Welfare with regard to make provision to offer less number of MBBS seats than applied number in case the institution fulfills only the requirement for less number of seats in “Establishment of Medical College Regulations, 1999” and in “The Opening of a New or Higher Course of Study or Training (including Postgraduate Course of Study or Training) and Increase of Admission Capacity in any Course of Study or Training (including a Postgraduate Course of Study or Training) Regulations, 2000.

The Ministry desired to obtain comments of the public for consideration of the same. For this, the proposed amendments of the Council has been placed in public domain with a feedback deadline of 15th February for the pubic and other interested parties to comment. The comments and suggestions can be sent to and within this deadline.