At a recently concluded two-day All India State Medical Councils Conference held in Mussoorie, the delegates adopted a resolution for a “Common Entrance Test” for admission to various courses in medical colleges in India.
Representatives from 17 states attended the conference and discussed various issues like the status of medical education, multiple registration issues, state health challenges, etc. The main topic of the conference was “Challenge & responsibility of State Medical Council in improving the health care and medical education of the state.”
Dr Jayshreeben Mehta, President, MCI, was the chief guest of the conference. She declared that she will inform the central government about the resolutions passed at the conference.
Earlier too, the Medical Council of India (MCI) has decided to carry out single Common Entrance Test (CET) for medical candidates (MBBS/MD) across the country. MCI is expecting approval of the proposal sent to the government, so as to implement the same from the coming academic year 2016. MCI has also anticipated an amendment to Section 32 of MCI Act, in order to allow them to make a decision on the common entrance test.