Migration From Unrecognised Medical College To Recognised One Restricted By MCI Regulations: Supreme Court

4th Feb,2021

Migration From Unrecognised Medical College To Recognised One Restricted By MCI Regulations: Supreme Court


On Tuesday, the Supreme Court held that, in view of Regulation 6 of the Medical Council of India Regulations on Graduate Medical Education, 1997, migration from an unrecognised medical college to a recognized medical college cannot be allowed.
The bench of Justices L. Nageswara Rao and Indira Banerjee heard the challenge of the MCI to a judgment of the High Court of Rajasthan in September 2020 enabling the said migration and holding that the word 'Migration 'referred to in sub-clause (2) of Regulation 6 of the Migration Rules is not restricted to Schedule-I of the Medical Council of India Act, 1956. Furthermore, the High Court took the view that all institutions which are approved to provide medical education should be considered to be recognized as colleges for the purpose of considering migration applications. Any university or medical institution in India granting medical qualifications not covered by the First Schedule may apply to the Central Government for recognition of such qualifications and, after consulting the Council, the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, amend the First Schedule to include such qualifications, and any such notification may be followed by the First Schedule.