Updated January 7th, 2024 at 14:41 IST
PG medical admissions to be done in online mode only, colleges asked to declare fees beforehand
Medical education regulator NMC notified the 'Post-Graduate Medical Education Regulations, 2023' according to which counselling will be held online
PG Admissions: Admissions to the post graduate medical courses will be done only in online mode now, said the National Medical Commission (NMC) on Sunday, January 7. The order suggests that from now on the counselling would be conducted online and no colleges would be allowed to admit candidates on their own.
Medical education regulator NMC notified the "Post-Graduate Medical Education Regulations, 2023" according to which all rounds of counselling for all PG seats will be held on online mode by state or central counselling authorities.
There shall be common counselling for admission to post-graduate courses in medicine for all medical institutions in India solely based on the merit list of respective exams, the new regulations states.
"All rounds of counselling for all seats will be held on online mode by state or central counselling authority and no medical college/institution will admit any candidate themselves," it said.
Declare fees beforehand: NMC to colleges
The NMC has also directed all the colleges to declare fees for each course beforehand. "While entering details in seat matrix, medical colleges shall mention the amount of fees for each course, failing which seat will not be counted," the regulations stated.
According to the new regulations, once a medical college is granted permission to start PG courses or seats, the course will be treated as recognised for the purpose of registration of qualification for students.
(With inputs from PTI)
Published January 7th, 2024 at 14:28 IST