Board of Governors MCI Moves Supreme Court for Extension of UG, PG and SS Medical Admissions

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Due to the outbreak of coronavirus across India, the medical sector is facing a number of severe setbacks. Admissions are not taking place according to the normal schedule. 

On behalf of the Medical Council of India (MCI), the Board of Governors (BoG) has filed three applications with the Supreme Court requesting an extension of the due dates of deadlines related to the course applications and postgraduate medical admissions. MCI released an official notice on 28 May 2020 confirming this.

On 20 February 2018, the Supreme Court had specified the deadline for completion of MBBS, PG Medical and Superspeciality admission. However, with the lockdown throwing things into disorder, the MCI has had to file three applications related to the matter.

With the approval of the central government, the MCI has amended the medical education regulations by releasing the tentative time schedule for completion of PG Medical and MBBS from 2018-19 onwards.

Medical candidates should note that admission to PG Medical courses as well as the NEET UG has been postponed due to the pandemic. The Medical Counselling Committee has announced the schedule for Round Two of PG Medical counselling for AIQ, deemed/central universities.