About: The Medical Council of India (MCI) was established in the year 1934 under the Indian Medical Council Act of 1933. The main function of MCI is to establish a uniform standards of higher qualifications in medicine and recognition of medical qualifications in India and abroad.
Detail: The need for a council was evident as the number of medical colleges increased steadily during the years after Independence. The old Act was repealed in 1956 as it was felt that the provisions of Indian Medical Council Act were not adequate to meet with the challenges posed by the very fast development and the progress of medical education in the country. Further modification in the Act were made in 1964, 1993 and 2001.