Issuance of Eligibility Certificate for MBBS Abroad: MCI issues deadline to candidates
The same was confirmed by a recent notice-cum-advisory issued by the MCI Secretary General Shri RK Vats. As per section 13(4B) of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956, it is mandatory for an Indian Citizen/Oversees Citizen of India to obtain an Eligibility Certificate from the medical council in order to pursue Primary Medical Qualification (MBBS or its equivalent) from abroad
MCI, in its recent notice noted that many had submitted applications that were incomplete
"It has been observed that some applications for the issue of “Eligibility Certificate” are pending for quite some time due to non-submission of requisite documents/information and clarifications from respective applicants," the notice stated
"In this regard, these applicants have been reminded many times however, the requisite documents/information and clarifications have not been submitted despite several communications and reminders," the notice added
In light of the above, the notice directed such candidates to submit their requisite documents or clarifications to the council within the next 15 days, adding that if not, then their application will be considered closed and such applicants will have to apply fresh with the council
Through this public Notice-cum-Advisory, all those applicants whose application for eligibility certificate is pending with the Medical Council of India, are hereby advised to submit all requisite document(s)/information/clarification/application fee within 15 days from the date of this notice, failing which their application will not be considered further and the matter will be treated as closed without any further correspondence. Such applicants will have to apply afresh for eligibility certificates in future.
The said notice has been issued on October 1, 2019
In terms of Section 13(4B) of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 and Clause 4(2) of the Screening Test Regulation, 2002, an Indian National/Overseas Citizen of India who desires to take admission into MBBS or its equivalent course in a Medical University/Institution outside the country, is required to obtain Eligibility Certificate from the Medical Council of India, New Delhi before leaving the country. It is not permissible for holder of a primary medical qualification to appear in the Screening Test without obtaining an Eligibility Certificate from Medical Council of India.