Eligibility Certificate of Medical Council of India is not Mandatory to Study MBBS Abroad
Till now students who want to study MBBS in abroad has to obtain eligibility certificate from Medical Council of India. But now Eligibility Certificate is not mandatory to Study MBBS in Abroad. However they have to fill the eligibility criteria as per the Graduate Medical Education Regulation Act 1997.
Hyderabad: Government has announced good news for the Students who want to study MBBS abroad. Till now students who want to study MBBS abroad has to obtain eligibility certificate from Medical Council of India. It will take several months to obtain eligibility certificate from Medical council of India. Before issuing this certificate, MCI will check student age and educational qualification by obtaining data from Board of Intermediate education.
Due to this long process students are approaching brokers to get work done quickly. The students who have taken admissions directly without obtaining any eligibility certificate have to go through screening test. This test is compulsory to do practice in India. Now a day most of the students preferred to do MBBS in aboard due to two reasons. One is due to shortage of MBBS seats in Andhra Pradesh and second one is cost of doing MBBS is comparatively low abroad.
Maximum cost to do MBBS in the countries such as Philippines; Central America, Russia, China is less than Rs.30 lakhs. But in Andhra Pradesh, Rs.80 lakhs has to be paid to get MBBS seat in Management quota as a donation. Overall cost of MBBS in Andhra Pradesh is Rs.1.5 crores. In Andhra there are only 6200 MBBS seats. For these seats nearly 1 lakh people are competing in Eamcet.
Now MCI ceases norms for MBBS studies in abroad. As per the notification issued by MCI, Indian Citizens who wants to acquire primary medical qualification from any foreign county on or after 15th May 2013 do not require eligibility certificate from Medical Council of India. But they have to fill the eligibility criteria as per the Graduate Medical Education Regulation Act 1997.