In a significant move towards digitalization, the National Medical Commission (NMC) has introduced groundbreaking changes through the “Post-Graduate Medical Education Regulations, 2023.” The most noteworthy directive mandates a shift to online counselling for post-graduate medical admissions.
As per the NMC’s official notification on December 29, 2023, the directive unequivocally states that all counselling rounds for available seats must be conducted through online platforms. This transformative step is facilitated by state or central counselling authorities, eliminating any scope for independent admissions by medical colleges or institutions.
Unified Admission Process
The regulatory framework introduces the concept of common counselling, ushering in a standardized admission process for post-graduate medical courses across all institutions in India. Operating solely on the merit list of respective exams, this common counselling approach allows for multiple rounds as deemed necessary.
Ensuring Fee Transparency
A significant aspect of the directive focuses on transparency. Medical colleges are mandated to disclose detailed fee information for each course during the seat matrix entry, fostering clarity in the admission process.