MCI says 69 medical colleges barred from MBBS admissions

The Medical Council of India (MCI) has released an advisory where it has listed names of colleges that have been barred from admitting students to the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) course.

The advisory says these colleges that have not been granted permission to admit students for the academic year 2017-18 and 2018-19.

This has been done to prevent exploitation by unscrupulous elements as the admission process is being carried out through a common counseling, MCI said.

The MCI has asked all candidates interested in taking admission in medical  colleges  to  check  the  status  regarding  grant  of  permission  by  the  central  government  to  the  colleges, which is available on the website  of  Medical  Council  of  India,  and  to proceed only  after  verifying  the  status  of  the  permission.

"It has come to the notice of Medical Council of India that certain unscrupulous elements are misleading students by alluring them that they would get them admitted in MBBS course in Medical Colleges. In this regard, it is brought to the notice of all concerned that admissions for MBBS in all Medical Colleges falling within the purview of Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 for the academic year 2017-18 has to be through the common counseling," says the advisory.

Further, MCI stated that the counseling would be conducted by the Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India for the15 per cent all-India quota seats in government medical colleges of the contributing states and for all MBBS seats in medical colleges run by deemed universities.

Besides, the designated authority of the state/ union territory government in respect of MBBS seats in government medical colleges and non-governmental medical colleges may also conduct the counseling for medical admissions.

The advisory was meant to alert students about the presence of unscrupulous elements misleading them by coming up with alluring admission offers of MBBS course in medical colleges without attending the counselling sessions.