Medical Council of India (MCI): News

24 Feb 2024

Medical College

NMC addresses reports of medical colleges forcing students hostel accommodation

An advisory has been issued by the National Medical Commission (NMC) for medical colleges to strictly follow "Regulation 5.6" of the 2023 Post Graduate Medical Education Regulation (PGMER).

29 May 2022


Irish man loses memory after having sex with wife: Report

In a bizarre incident, a 66-year-old Irish man was hospitalized with short-term memory loss soon after having sex with his wife.

02 Feb 2022


12 medical students from UP seek President's nod for euthanasia

Students from a medical institution in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, have written to President Ram Nath Kovind, requesting his approval for euthanasia.

NEET-SS 2021 to follow existing exam pattern: Centre tells SC

The Centre informed the Supreme Court Wednesday that the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Post-Graduate Super Specialty (NEET-SS) 2021 would be held per the existing pattern.

No NEET in Gulf; Centre may fly in aspirants: SC

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to direct the Centre to hold the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-Undergraduate (NEET-UG) at examination centers in the Middle East or online.

SC: Applicants older than 25 year can take NEET 2019

On Thursday, the Supreme Court ruled that medical aspirants older than 25 years can take the NEET undergraduate exam 2019 for MBBS and BDS.

16 Nov 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K Governor wants 5 new medical colleges functional by 2019

Jammu and Kashmir Governor, Satya Pal Malik, has called for expeditious completion of all necessary infrastructural and other facilities to ensure that the five new medical colleges in the state start functioning from the next academic session.

22 Sep 2018


Jharkhand: Doctors asked to write prescription in capital letters only

In a notification issued on Friday, the Jharkhand government has asked all government and private doctors to write prescriptions in capital letters.

29 Jul 2018


What can you do when you face medical negligence?

On October 24, 2013, US-based Dr. Kunal Saha famously won a compensation totaling Rs. 11 crore, 15 years after he had filed a case against Kolkata's AMRI Hospital, where his wife died because of medical negligence.

07 Jun 2018


Karnataka loses 2,410 medical seats after MCI inspection

Lending a massive blow to Karnataka, the MCI has denied renewal sanctions to eight medical colleges in the state.

04 Jun 2018


NEET results: Bihar girl Kalpana Kumari secures AIR 1

The results of NEET were announced a short while ago and the tough examination was topped by Kalpana Kumari, from Bihar, who secured 99.99 percentile.

Judge warns SC lawyers against 'killing the institution' on TV-debates

Justice Arun Mishra came down heavily at the Supreme Court lawyers for participating in TV debates and blamed them for 'killing the institution.'

24 Feb 2018


NEET: No relief for students, upper age-limit fixed at 25

The SC has refused to interfere in CBSE's decision of fixing the upper age limit of candidates for NEET 2018.

Allahabad HC judge faces removal over involvement in admissions scam

Having found merit in allegations related to a medical scam against Allahabad HC Justice SN Shukla, CJI Dipak Misra has paved the way for his removal.

25 Dec 2017

Health & Wellness

#WhatTheHealth: What can you do when you face medical negligence?

On October 24, 2013, US-based Dr. Kunal Saha famously won a compensation totaling Rs. 11 crore, 15 years after he had filed a case against Kolkata's AMRI Hospital, where his wife died because of medical negligence.

Judiciary-college nexus: 'Pay Rs.10L each to 150 students', SC rules

The SC has directed a Lucknow medical college to pay Rs. 10L each to 150 students for admitting them illegally.

Judges bribery scam: SC dismisses plea to form SIT

The SC rejected a plea filed by lawyer Kamini Jaiswal requesting a court-monitored SIT for investigating an alleged bribery racket involving judges.

05 Nov 2017


21 categories of even the severely-disabled can now become doctors

In a significant development, the Medical Council of India (MCI) has now opened up admissions to 21 categories of severely disabled people.

18 Sep 2017


Blind medical student's admission cancelled; threatens to commit suicide

Suresh, a 19-year-old medical student with a vision disability, has threatened suicide following the cancellation of his admission by Medical Council of India (MCI).

22 Aug 2017


SC orders TN to follow NEET after Centre withdraws exemption

The SC ruled that Tamil Nadu will have to follow the NEET, a common entrance exam for medical colleges, like all other states.

07 Aug 2017


Intel reports indicated BJP would carry out attacks: Kerala CM

According to Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan, intelligence reports had suggested that BJP might carry out attacks across the state to divert attention from the medical college scam.

05 Jun 2017


Govt prohibits 32 medical colleges from conducting admissions

The Union health ministry prohibited 32 colleges from admitting any students for two years on account of several irregularities.

25 May 2017


Bengaluru Police arrests 4 Pakistani nationals with fake Aadhaar cards

On 24th May, conducting a raid based on a tip-off, the City Crime Branch of Bengaluru Police arrested 4 Pakistani nationals.

05 Apr 2017


IIT-KGP to be the first tech institute with medical courses

IIT-Kharagpur will soon be the first technology institute to offer medical courses. Starting 2019, it plans to start an MBBS course with 50 students.