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MCI cautions students against bogus colleges

The Medical Council of India has issued a notice on Wednesday cautioning students to check the status of medical colleges before seeking admission.

The notice follows violation of MCI rules by two institutions – Singhania University, Pacheri Bair, in Jhunjunu district of Rajasthan and Surendra Medical College and Hospital in Khagol, Patna.

According to the notice, Singhania University had issued an advertisement claiming that it was “recognised under section 2 (f) of the UGC Act 1956 and does not require MCI approval to impart education and award degree for the same such as MBBS, MD & MS.”

Reena Nayyar, secretary in-charge of MCI, has pointed out that under the provisions of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956, prior permission of the Central government is required to establish a new medical college and impart courses in modern medicine. She has said that such permission is granted by the Central government on the recommendation of the Medical Council of India.

“Admission made by any institution that imparts courses in modern medicine, or Diploma in various streams of medicine; MD/MS/DM/M. Ch without permission of the Central government is illegal and students so admitted shall not get recognised medical qualification entitling them to practise medicine,” the notice said. In the case of the Surendra Medical College and Hospital, Khagol, also the courses of medicine offered “are illegal and void ab initio”, the notice adds.

The MCI website, >www.mciindia.org has the name of colleges, along with their status, number of seats approved/permitted.

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