According to recent regulations set by the National Medical Commission (NMC), MBBS students are now required to complete their course within nine years from the date of admission. The NMC has also stated that students will only have four attempts to clear the first year of their MBBS program.
These new guidelines were announced in a gazette notification on June 2. Additionally, the NMC has mandated common counselling for admissions to undergraduate medical courses across all medical institutions in India. The counselling process will be based on the NEET-UG merit list.
The NMC will appoint a designated authority to oversee the counselling process and determine the agency and method for allocating undergraduate seats.
The Under-Graduate Medical Education Board (UGMEB) will provide guidelines for conducting the common counselling, and the designated authority will conduct the counselling in accordance with these guidelines.
It is important to note that no medical institute is allowed to admit candidates to the Graduate Medical Education (GME) course in violation of these regulations.