Common NEET under graduate (UG) examination for entry into all medical colleges from the academic year 2020-21
The union health ministry earlier in September notified the rules under Section 56 of the NMC Act, 2019
New Delhi: A common National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) under graduate (UG) examination for entry into all medical colleges including AIIMS, JIPMER and PGI from the academic year 2020-21 will be conducted as per the National Medical Commission Act 2019, government said on Friday.
“The efforts of the Government are to constitute the NMC at the earliest so that some of the major reforms can be implemented from the coming academic year 2020-21,"’said Harsh Vardhan union minister of health.
“Efforts are being made to notify fee regulations with effect from the Academic year 2020-21 and advance action on this has already been initiated by the Board of Governers- Medical Council of India (BoG-MCI)," he said.
The union health ministry earlier in September notified the rules under Section 56 of the NMC Act, 2019.
In the process of constituting the NMC, the government said that 23 nominations of Vice Chancellor and 22 nominations from State Medical Council have been received.
“The Ministry has already invited applications for the posts of Chairperson of the Commission, Presidents and members of four Autonomous Boards, Members and Secretary of the Commission and the last date for submission of the applications is 18th October, 2019," said Harsh Vardhan.
“Presently 72 applications have been received, he said .
Seeking sweeping reforms to medical education, largely opposed by the medical fraternity, the NMC act enacted recently is all set to establish a regulatory body called the National Medical Commission in place of the tainted Medical Council of India (MCI).