Medical Council of India (MCI): News

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.

17 Aug 2018


#CareerBytes: Top 5 medical colleges in Mumbai

Mumbai is the city of dreams, and when we say so, money isn't the only thing we refer to.

07 Jul 2018


#CareerBytes: 6 online-courses if you're preparing for medical entrance exams

Many Class-12 science students desire to become a doctor as a career in the field of medicine is one of the most popular options.

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.

10 Feb 2018


Applying for NEET-2018? Here's all you need to know

The CBSE announced that National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), the all-India entrance exam for medical college admissions, will be conducted on 6 May'18.

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.

02 Jan 2018


Outpatients services in hospitals hit amid doctors' strike against NMC

Hospitals in Kerala won't be offering outpatient services from 6am to 6pm today as the IMA goes on a day's strike against the NMC Bill.

25 Dec 2017


#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.

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.

Medical Council tells NEET students to beware of fraudsters

With NEET counseling nearing, touts have begun flooding the market with messages claiming that they could get a 'back door entry' for students to medical colleges without the counseling.

12 Jun 2017


SC allows CBSE to declare NEET results

The SC has lifted a Madras HC order, allowing CBSE to declare the results of NEET 2017, which decide admission into MBBS and BDS.

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.

25 May 2017


Madras HC orders CBSE to halt NEET evaluations

The Madras High Court has passed an order that stays all further proceedings including evaluation, and publishing of results of the NEET exam for MBBS and BDS admissions.

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.

29 Mar 2017


NEET 2017: CBSE extends deadline for change of exam centre

The CBSE has extended the deadline for candidates to modify their choice of examination centre for the NEET, from March 27 to March 31.

02 Feb 2017


CBSE announces 7th May as date of NEET examination

According to an official statement released by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) examinations for admissions into Indian medical colleges will be conducted on 7th May across 80 cities.