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NEET for MBBS Abroad: Medical Council Of India gives ONE-TIME exemption


NEET for MBBS Abroad: Medical Council Of India gives ONE-TIME exemption

New Delhi: Bringing relief to Indian MBBS aspirants who are looking to pursue MBBS abroad, the apex medical regulator, Medical Council of India along with the Union Health Ministry has decided to give one-time exemption from the requirement of NEET may be granted in respect of Indian Citizens who had not at all registered for NEET 2018 and desired to take admission in MBBS or equivalent medical course in a medical university outside the country in the present academic year 2018-19 .

The decision came in pursuance of a High Court decision in the matter. The public notice by the council clearly stated

It is to inform all concerned that in pursuant to the Order dated 30/08/2018 passed by the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi at New Delhi in WP(C) No.8091/2018, the matter with regard to grant of exemption from the requirement of NEET in respect of Indian Citizens who desirous to take admission in MBBS or equivalent medical course in medical universities outside the country was considered by the Medical Council of India as well as Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India.

Now, the Govt. of India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, vide its letter No.C18018/12/2018-MEP dated 30th August 2018, addressed to the petitioners has decided that one time exemption from the requirement of NEET may be granted in respect of Indian Citizens who had not at all registered for NEET 2018 and desired to take admission in MBBS or equivalent medical course in a medical university outside the country in the present academic year 2018-19 subject to following conditions:-

  • They shall furnish an undertaking that they had not registered/appeared for NEET 2018.

  • They shall obtain an Eligibility Certificate from the Council prior to admission / joining the foreign medical institutes.

  • The Council may at its discretion verify from the CBSE whether such an undertaking is genuine or not. In case, the undertaking is found to be fake/false/forged, appropriate action as permissible in law, including cancellation of Eligibility Certificate, would be taken against such “

The above decision is applicable for all similarly situated persons.


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