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MCI - Medical Council Of India

MCI or the medical council of India is a body of people established to standardize the education in the field of medical treatment and service.

As this is the professional which is called as the noblest profession of all times, the education related to the profession which actually develops the doctors and the researchers need to be regularized and standardized so that the professional remain and retain its nobleness.

The MCI was established in the year 1934 according to the Indian Medical Council Act of 1933 with the vision and objective of maintaining the high standard in the medical field and recognizing the qualification and the institutions providing such qualification.

The medical council of India has the sole responsibility of maintaining the rules and regulations of the medical colleges and the universities and certifying the students who are in the medical course with the recognition of doctors.

After its incorporation, when it started it operation, mainly after the year of independence the number of colleges in the medical arena started booming and many private colleges came into existence which threatened the existing rule and regulation of medical council of india or MCI and the Indian medical council Act of 1933, thus the act was amended for the betterment of the medical education in India and abroad for the Indian and overseas students in the year 1956.

Further, the act of all india medical council amended in the following years which are 1964 then again in 1993 and the latest amendment was in the year 2001.

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Objectives of medical council of India

  • The medical council of india doesn't only maintain the standards for undergraduate education that is MBBS or BDS but it also takes into consideration all post graduation courses in the medical domain in India and abroad (Indian students studying abroad who seek registration in India, Foreign colleges of Medical education, Foreign Medical students seeking admission here, etc.).

  • It has the sole responsibility and power to give recognition to the medical institutes in India and abroad and it can also cancel their recognition or derecognize them if they don't meet the standards set by medical council of india or MCI.

  • The students who are studying MBBS, PG or medicine in India have to get recognized and certified by the medical council of india and in the pursuit of that, they need to get a license from mci.

  • The medical council of india or mci collaborates with foreign medical schools to provide recognition to the medical schools and qualification in other countries.

State Medical Council (SMC)

There is state mci india or state medical council in every state of India and their details are as follows.

State Contact Details State Contact Details
Andhra Pradesh Arunachal Pradesh
Assam Bihar
Chhattisgarh Delhi
Goa Haryana Address - Civil Hospital, Opp. Swathya Bhawan,
Sec- 6, and Room No. -46, Panchkula, Haryana
Himachal Pradesh Jammu & Kashmir
Jharkhand Karnataka
Kerala Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra Manipur
Mizoram Nagaland
Orissa Official Phone Number - 0647-2402847/2546644 Punjab
Rajasthan Sikkim
Tamil Nadu Telangana
Tripura Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand West Bengal

The state medical council of india in every state functions to follow the rules and regulations provided by the all india medical council to monitor and check every medical institution and the qualifications done there.

The SMC is also for the mci counseling of the students aspiring to join the medical institutes in India.

MBBS in India under MCI

If you are aspiring for taking up MBBS in India then you must know the difficulty level at each stage of chasing it.

From the boards of class 12 to the completion of the course, each day is a challenge and each examination is like trekking on the Mt. Everest.

If you have decided to take up medical education after your higher secondary examination then you must start preparing for the NEET examination as well as it has made mandatory by the medical council of India which is shortly known as MCI for the medical contender.

About MBBS course in India

The mbbs course in India is one of the arduous courses till date. With the inclusion and mandatory NEET examination by MCI, the course has become more exacting.

The candidature is given to those pupils only who stands out in the entrance examination. The course consists of two programs or certification which is Bachelors of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery.

After completing mbbs in India one can join either MD which stands for Doctor of Medicine or MS which is Master of Surgery.

This course prepares the students to be specialized in the field of medical treatment and recommendation of medicines to the patients for their ailment.

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Duration of the course

Indian MBBS can be done within 5.5 years which is comprised of 4.5 years of clinical study and one year of practical apprenticeship which is made mandatory by the medical council of India.

Eligibility criteria for MBBS in India under MCI

The decisive factors for eligibility of the medical contenders in India are as follows

  • The contenders need to clear their 12th standard board's examination with the minimum of fifty percentages of marks and they need to have physics, chemistry, and biology in their main subjects.

  • The candidature will only be provided to the students who are over and above the age of 17 years during the admission year. The maximum age for being admitted into a medical institution for mbbs in India is 25 years.

  • Since Supreme Court along with mci has put an end to all the domestic or the state and institution level examination for admission in MBBS or dental course, the tyro needs to sit for the NEET examination which stands for National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test.

    This has been mandated from 2016 and thus MCI is taking tough measures to control all the colleges mainly the private ones do not accept any form of donation for the admission of the pupil in the mbbs course.

    The NEET is conducted by CBSE which is the Central Education Board of the Country, in New Delhi.

  • Beside NEET, if the candidate is aiming for AIIMS or JIPMER then they need to sit for these two entrances separately.

State-wise Number of Colleges and Seats for MBBS Course- Recognized by MCI

State& Union Territory Number of Colleges Number of Seats (Total) State& Union Territory Number of Colleges Number of Seats (Total)
Andhra Pradesh 22 3450 Arunachal Pradesh 0 0
Assam 5 626 Bihar 10 1050
Chandigarh 1 100 Chhattisgarh 3 400
Delhi 6 900 Goa 1 150
Gujarat 19 3030 Haryana 5 700
Himachal Pradesh 2 200 Jammu & Kashmir 4 500
Jharkhand 3 300 Karnataka 42 6695
Kerala 23 2900 Madhya Pradesh 12 1650
Maharashtra 42 5970 Manipur 2 200
Meghalaya 1 50 Mizoram 0 0
Nagaland 0 0 Orissa 6 1050
Pondicherry 9 1400 Punjab 8 1125
Rajasthan 10 1750 Sikkim 1 50
Tamil Nadu 39 5450 Telangana 17 2550
Tripura 2 200 Uttar Pradesh 25 3174
Uttarakhand 4 500 West Bengal 14 2100

MCI Registration For Doctors

The medical profession is no doubt of the challenging profession of all time. The need for quality doctors is always there in every country.

With the advancement of the medical treatment via science and technology, the professional is also getting plagued at certain levels.

Where the researchers are developing new medicines and technique to save the patients, there are some people who use this profession only for earning money that includes registered as well as unregistered doctors or fake doctors who have no medical education or certification but somehow they managed to get a certification which is fake and continue to ruin many families by using the human body as material.

Thus, medical council of India (mci) has now decided that every doctor will have a unique permanent registration number or UPRN.

This is mandatory for each of the MBBS students as well the BDS students who are passing the final examination of their course in India.

With the e-governance, now these ids will be provided through an online portal of the mci.

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Procedure to get the UPRN

  • First of all, you need to visit the mci india site which is available at

  • The next step is to generate the login details by clicking on the doctor login in the mci site.

  • There you have to provide your fundamental details like your name, address, contact details, email id etc. on the mci online site.

  • The mci site will then generate the user id and password for you and that will be sent to your registered email id which you have entered on the site.

  • The next step is to log in with the login details which are assigned by the mci India site.

  • Then they will be asked to provide all other details like personal and professional details along with the AADHAR card details and also they need to upload the photocopy of the mark sheet, other professional documents and qualification details on the site.

  • Then you can make online payment of the registration fee or you can opt for the offline mode as well.

  • You need to select the date when you can visit the SMC for the physical verification of the uploaded documents.

  • The state medical council of India will verify the documents and once it is approved, then they will feed the same into the system of theirs. The rest will be taken care by the system itself.

  • Then the AADHAR details will be scrutinized.

  • Once the details found all right, the UPRN will be created and notification through email will be sent to all the parties-Doctor, SMC & MCI.

  • The database of the mci will also be updated after mci doctor registration.

MCI Counseling For Medical Students

The medical council of india conducts a percentage of counseling for the candidates taking part and clearing the NEET examination. The rest of the counseling is done through the state medical councils of india.

The candidates who have scored or exceeded the cut-off marks of NEET examination in the respective year can take part in the counseling of MCI and send the choices for the medical colleges for mbbs in India.

Once the council receives the choices within the mentioned dates according to them/deadlines, the seat allotment starts.

Once the first round of allotment of seats is over, the candidates who have allotted with seats in a medical college have to go there and take admission.

If the candidate is not satisfied with the first lot of seat allotment, then they can take part in the consecutive round of seat allotment along with the other contenders who are yet to get the allotment.

In the 2nd round, the choices are mandatory and the candidate who wants to pursue mbbs course then needs to take admission in the allotted college after the mci counseling.

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Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (MCI Test)

For the students who are studying and about to complete their MBBS or post graduation in the medical field or higher studies, need to take this test which is conducted by the medical council of india or mci in collaboration with the National Board of Examination (NBE).

It is mandatory for the foreign medical graduates except for graduates from few countries to take this test in the pursuit of practicing the profession here in India and also to carry on with the higher studies.

The examination is mandatory to get the registration from MCI and thus every MBBS students in other foreign nations need to appear for this test.

This examination is required to get the registration both in all india medical council as well as in MCI.

The medical council of india registration whether for permanent or temporary basis can only be obtained with this examination.

The test is conducted for two times in a year and the timings are in the month of June and December. The dates for the examination are announced very early so the students have ample time to prepare for the examination.

The foreign graduates need to register themselves for the test. The contenders who take this examination must keep in mind that they need to fulfill the eligibility criteria for the FMGE test.

There is a fee of INR 5500 (for the 2018 examinations) which the candidates need to pay for registering for the examination.

The eligibility criteria for appearing for FMGE test for registration under the Medical Council of India

  • The candidate must have citizenship of India or at least be an OCI which means an overseas citizen of India.

  • The candidates who are seeking to take part in the test must have the MBBS degree or bachelor's degree in medicine and the degree must be in your hand before the end of the month of May.

  • The candidates from the following countries where they have to take up their medical course are exempted from FMGE Canada,New Zealand, USA, UK, Australia

  • The application form needs to be duly filled and submitted online by the due date. The test is for 300 minutes which is divided into 2 halves.

  • This also has MCQs but there is no negative marking. The examination will be online and you have to visit the center to take the test where you will be given a computer space and give the test.

How to Contact MCI?

If you need to reach to mci then you can search the address with medical council of india address which is situated in New Delhi.

The mci address in delhi is Pocket-14, Secor- 8 of Dwarka Phase – 1. You can also reach out to mci address in Delhi by the email and the toll-free numbers given on the mci.

The mci latest news is a must to follow for the people who are seeking registration with mci. There are lots of news and events which comes under this section.

The announcements regarding the examinations and other details are provided in mci latest news section of the website.

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