MBBS students need to complete course within 9 years from date of admission: NMC


According to the new regulations issued by the National Medical Commission, the students pursuing MBBS need to complete the course within nine years from the date of admission. They will get only four attempts to clear the first year, the circular states.

Further, the National Medical Commission (NMC) has stated there shall be common counselling for admissions to graduate courses at all medical institutions in the country on the basis of the NEET-UG merit list.

“Under no circumstances, the student shall be allowed more than four attempts for the first year (MBBS) and no student shall be allowed to continue the undergraduate medical course after nine years from the date of admission into the course,” the NMC in a gazette notification on June 2 said.

The student admitted into a Graduate Medical Education Programme shall not be deemed to have completed his graduation until he completes his rotating medical internship as per Compulsory Rotating Medical Internship Regulations, 2021.

“Without prejudice to anything stated in the present regulations or other NMC regulations, there shall be common counselling for admission to graduate courses in medicine for all medical institutions in India based on the merit list of the NEET-UG,” the gazette said. Counselling shall entirely be based on the seat matrix provided by NMC, provided the common counselling may have multiple rounds as may be necessary, it stated.

The government will appoint a designated authority for the counselling and decide and notify its agency and method for all undergraduate seats.