New Delhi: Taking serious cognizance of the unpermitted MBBS and other medical courses being offered by Singhania University this academic year, the National Medical Commission (NMC) has issued an alert warning medical aspirants about the varsity’s mischievious claim.
The warning is pursuant to the recent advertisement published by Singhania University, Pacheri Bari, Distt. Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan, inviting applications for MBBS and other medical courses. The institution has in its advertisement published in various newspapers claimed that the Hon’ble High Court in the case of IGNOU has held that there is no provision in the Indian Medical Council Act which authorises and empowers BoG-MCI to grant permission or recognition to IGNOU to enable it to take admission and impart education in MBBS and other medical courses.
On this, the apex medical regulator has stated that the varsity mischievously claims that it is covered by a judgment of the Hon’ble High Court without referring to the cause title and the Hon’ble Court that has pronounced it. Such a claim is frivolous, baseless and is made in complete violation of the law made by Parliament.
Pointing out that this claim stands in violation of the IMC act and the admissions made by the varsity will be considered void, the NMC has warned the aspirants:
“It may be noted that the claim so made by the Singhania University is in violation of the provisions of the India Medical Council Act, 1956 and also NMC Act, 2019 and the Regulations framed there under. Accordingly, any admissions that are made by the Singhania University, Pacheri Bari, Distt. Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan in the courses of medicine (MBBS) is illegal and void ab initio.”
Similar warnings have been issued since the academic year 2019 for the general public and medical aspirants seeking admission at the varsity.
In 2019, the erstwhile Medical Council of India (MCI) noted that all courses including MBBS, diploma and Doctor of Medicine courses were being run without permission and then it debunked the university claim referring to certain HC judgement that the state medical council have to recognise such degrees.
At that time, it had come to the notice of the Board of Governors of MCI that Singhania University was running courses, such as MBBS; Doctor of Medicine courses in Pharmacology, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology, General Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Pathology, Community Medicine and Dermatology; and Diploma courses in Anesthesia, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Immuno- Hematology and Blood Transfusion, Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, and Radio-Diagnosis. The said institution had claimed that as per Punjab & Haryana High Court Judgment (following Supreme Court Judgment) in the Neelam Devi case, State Medical Council/any other concerned Council shall have to recognize the degree/ diploma/certificate awarded by the University ad shall have to enrol the degree holder to enable him/leer to do the practice.
Concerned with these violations hindering the interest of medical aspirants, the National Medical Commission has now reiterated the provisions of the IMC act clearly stating that running modern medicine, namely, MBBS, or Diploma in various streams of medicine; MD/MS/DM/MCh without the prior permission of the NMC is illegal.
“The provisions of the National Medical Commission (NMC) Act, 2019, prior permission of NMC is required to establish a new Medical College and impart courses in modern medicine. Such permission is granted by NMC only. The admissions made by any Institution that imparts courses in modern medicine, namely, MBBS, or Diploma in various streams of medicine; MD/MS/DM/MCh without the prior permission of the NMC is illegal and students so admitted shall not get recognized medical qualification entitling them to practice medicine.”
By the way of this said notice signed under the authority of Samir Sinha, Deputy Secretary to the Government of India, all concerned are informed not to be misled by the advertisement issued by the Singhania University, Pacheri Bari, Distt. Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan.
The updated list of Medical Colleges is available on the NMC Website, i.e., www.nmc.org.in along with the status of the College and the number of seats approved/permitted.
All students/parents/general public are advised to check the status of Medical Colleges before taking admission to any of the Medical Colleges, the warning notice published on the NMC’s website added.