All medical colleges to introduce PG courses from 2020: Union Health Ministry

Vinod Sharma updated on : 06 Apr 2018

The union health ministry has made amendments to the Post-Graduate Medical Education Regulation 2000 of the Medical Council of India and has asked the medical colleges to introduce PG courses from 2010.

PG Medical Courses

In the latest amendments that Union Health Ministry to the Post-Graduate Medical Education Regulations 2000 of the Medical Council of India (MCI), the existing medical colleges have to start PG courses from the academic session 2020-21.   

The regulation will also be applicable to new medical colleges besides to existing private and government medical colleges. The new one will have to start the PG courses after three years they get the recognition to run undergraduate courses. The Union Health Ministry has approved the amendments and will notify the same soon.

On the other hand, a senior official of the ministry stated that the medical institutes who are failing to do so will lose their recognition. In another move, MCI will carry out an inspection before giving its final approval for increasing the number of seats for 2019-20 academic session.

The move to amend the act is intended to address the scarcity of doctors in the country. Once the amendments will be implemented, approximately 10,000 postgraduate seats will be created in the next four years. The medical colleges have to apply for new seats for starting PG courses.

Meanwhile, MHRD ministry has released the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) India rankings 2018 for Medical category, which has been introduced for the first time this year. Those who are interested can check MHRD NIRF 2018 rankings here.

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