The National Medical Commission has created rules for undergraduate medical education and is now welcoming opinions and feedback.

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The NMC has issued a draft of the Undergraduate Medical Education Board Regulations, 2023. This draft is accessible on the NMC website ( and stakeholders are requested to submit their responses in either Microsoft Word (.docx) format or machine readable PDF format to the specified email address ( within a period of 30 days.

According to the NMC draft regulations, students will not have more than four attempts for the first year of their undergraduate medical course and cannot continue their studies after nine years from the date of admission. Additionally, medical institutions are to provide choice-based credit courses of no longer than one week in addition to the NMC and university curriculum, without interfering with the medical graduate curriculum.

A student association will be elected and the students shall have representation in decisions that affect their welfare, made by the medical college/institution. Migration of students between medical colleges will be allowed in accordance with the UGMEB of NMC, only in exceptional situations and for valid reasons, and not merely as a routine, according to the draft.

The draft specified that movement of medical college personnel must happen between two government medical colleges, or between two non-government medical colleges only. Interchanging between the two types of medical colleges is not allowed.

Mayank Tewari


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