The National Medical Commission (NMC) has recently brought to the attention of the public that some MBBS students who are studying medicine abroad have not completed their application for the issuance of an Eligibility Certificate due to various reasons including non-submission of required documents/ information or clarifications from specific applicants. According to Section 13(4B) of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956, Indian citizens who are pursuing medical education abroad must obtain an eligibility certificate from the Council.
The NMC has issued a notification inviting all such applicants who have failed to complete their application to do so within the next 30 days, starting from the date of this notification, i.e., from 18th April 2023 to 18th May 2023. It is imperative that applicants take notice of this notification and complete their application as soon as possible.
Applicants whose application for the issuance of an Eligibility Certificate is pending can complete the same via the NMC website nmc.org.in. Failing to do so, their application will be considered null and void and their application will be considered closed without any further intimation.
The issuance of the Eligibility Certificate is an essential step for any Indian citizen who pursues medical education abroad as it is a mandatory requirement for taking the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE) in India. Failure to obtain an eligibility certificate can result in serious consequences, such as the inability to practice medicine in India or to gain admission to a postgraduate medical program.
The NMC has also made it clear that any applications received after the deadline will not be entertained, and the applicants will be considered to have forfeited their chance to obtain the Eligibility Certificate.
To check the names for pending applications, applicants can click here for further action.