MCI defines terms for Open School Candidates
According to Medical Council of India, a candidate passed from National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) is not eligible to take admission in Medical Universities abroad. In a circular issued last week, Medical Council made it clear that any candidate who has not taken classroom training in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English should not be allowed
If the course content is not prescribed as per the 10+2 educational structure of the national committee, students will have to go through one year of Pre-Professional training before admission to Medical Universities abroad.
After critically examining the matter legally only has the council made this decision.This decision by the council will affect thousands of students who are already studying with National Institute of Open Schooling. As per the orders, eligibility certificate will not be accepted by Medical Council of India for an academic Year 2017-18 or onward till the further orders arrive.
An Eligibility certificate is given by Medical Council of India as a legal proof that signifies the university is authorised by medical education regulator. Eligibility certificate makes sure the authenticity and reliability of a university that any student has opted to study best MBBS colleges in abroad.
As per the circular dated on 9th August at MCI website, there were a lot of students approaching to get Eligibility Certificate, they were the students who completed their 10+2 from NIOS or SOS.
No student without School Certificate examination which is equivalent to 10+2 will be allowed to have eligibility certificate. The two year of 10+2 course should consist physics, Chemistry, biology/biotechnology and mathematics or any other elective subject with English, in the curriculum, the circular said.
Thus it now becomes tough for students studying with National institute of open Schooling to make it up to foreign universities.