Supreme Court backs MCI norms for medical colleges

Supreme Court backs MCI norms for medical colleges

News

  1. Supreme Court in her recent judgment deny re-inspection of medical college which lacks basic standard

Important Facts

  1. MCI with the support of Centre has appealed to Supreme Court against the Bombay high court judgment.
  2. Bombay High court ordered MCI for re-inspection of Medical college based on regulation 8(3)(1)(a) of the establishment of Medical Colleges Regulations of 1999.
  3. Regulation 8 (3) (1) provides that a medical college, which failed the Medical Council of India (MCI) inspection, should be given an opportunity to redeem itself and seek a re-inspection.
  4. SC in its ruling says that any college seeks for re-inspection, it should satisfy certain minimum standards such as
  • The college doesn’t have more than 30% deficiency in faculty
  • Residents and the bed occupancy should not be less than 50%.
  1. In a separate judgment, apex court seeks the response of MCI and CBSE that challenge the MCI norm for upper age limit for NEET for MBBS and BDS courses.
  2. At present, upper age limit is of 25 years and 30 years for general and reserved categories respectively.
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