6 Key Rules from New NMC Gazette 2021 for MBBS Abroad Candidates-collegeclue

18 November 2021 was the day when the National Medical Council of India released its much-awaited Gazette regarding the MBBS Abroad system. After its release, all students who were planning to go Abroad for medical study, students who are pursuing MBBS from Abroad and consultants who send medical students abroad, all became curious to know the exact details and guidelines of that Gazette.

This post is focused on 6 key rules mentioned in the New NMC Gazette 2021 for MBBS Abroad students. But before starting to dive deep into that Gazette information, download it from the below link:

Download New NMC Gazette 2021

Foreign Medical Graduates seeking for grant of permanent registration in India or a Legal Medical license to practice in India must abide by the rules mentioned in the Gazette.

  1. The entire medical course must have English as a medium of instruction throughout the course.

There are a lot of medical universities in Abroad that follow bilingual course curriculum. The courses taught in these universities are in English and the local language of that country. According to this rule, a student must have taught all his subjects in the English language only.

  1. 12-month internship from the institute where you get enrolled followed by 12 months of supervised internship in India.

Now, the law says, A foreign medical graduate mandatorily indulge in 12 months supervised clinical internship after completing graduation. But before this, they will have to pass the NEXT 1 exam which is conducted by the NMC (National Medical council) of India.

  1. No Legal Medical license will be awarded to the candidate if he doesn’t complete a course with a duration of 54 months.

The law says the MBBS course offered by the university in which you get enrolled must be completed within 54 months. In other words, after releasing the New NMC Gazette 2021 students must study a minimum of 4.5 years course program followed by a 12-month internship from the same foreign medical institute.

  1. The entire MBBS course including training must be completed from the same location.

This rule clarifies that no part of the course or training shall be done in India or any other country. That means from now on college transfer is not possible in the middle of your degree. You will have to complete the entire degree from the same institutes as well as from the same location.

  1. Candidate must be registered with the respective official regulatory/competent body 

This is really an important point to be focused on, that a student needs to register himself with the respective regulatory body of that particular country where you have taken admission.

This means you must be compatible to practice in that particular country from where you are pursuing your MBBS degree.

  1. The total duration of the course must be completed within 10 years

All foreign medical graduates must keep this rule in mind while taking admission in abroad universities that their course shall be completed within 10 years from the date of joining the MBBS course.

Below is the link where you can check the new rules and regulations for compulsory rotating medical internship

Compulsory Rotating Medical Internship Regulations, 2021

The release of the New NMC Gazette 2021 created a great impact on the MBBS abroad industry because of not having clarity among students about all the aspects like many countries and universities do not come under this NMC guideline and students who have taken admission in these countries are in confusion whether their degree be valid in Indian or not.

However, it is clearly mentioned in the Gazette that the students who have taken admission in an MBBS course in any country before 18 November 2021, then these guidelines of the new gazette won’t be implemented on those students.

If you also want to get clear all your doubts regarding New NMC Gazette 2021, feel free to contact CollegeClue @+91-9310382181

11 replies
  1. Thanush
    Thanush says:

    Hello sir I joined in philippines in 2020 November .. I just completed my first year student of bs and now I’m MD first year.. so does the new gazette rules applicable to me also??

  2. Mohammad salman
    Mohammad salman says:

    I take admission in Uzbekistan and my admission letter is from march 2022 can my MBBS degree is valid in India????

  3. Varinder Ghotra
    Varinder Ghotra says:

    Hi, i am a 3rd year medical student from ukraine, if i want to get a transfer to other medical university and in another country, will these rules apply to me? I took admission in 2019! Will it be possible to get transfer and get the medical license in India?

  4. M Eswaran
    M Eswaran says:

    My son 13 th sept 2021 taking admission in Bs course joined admission in Phillipines the new NMC Rules 18 th Nov 2021 Bs course not calculate during period so this situation continue the course or discontinue the course confusion this stage so good advice for next step In student life wanted best suggestion for your answer sir .


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