Minimum Requirements for Annual M.B.B.S. Admissions Regulations, 2020 : Gazette Notification NATIONAL MEDICAL COMMISSION NOTIFICATION New ...
New Delhi, the 28th October, 2020
No. NMC/MCI 35(1)98-med.(ii)123627.—In exercise of the powers conferred by section 57 of the National Medical Commission Act, 2019 (30 of 2019), the National Medical Commission hereby makes the following regulations namely:-
1. (i) Short title and commencement: These regulations may be called the “Minimum Requirements for Annual M.B.B.S. Admissions Regulations, 2020
(ii) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
2. (i) Applicability: These Regulations shall be applicable for Medical Colleges being established from the academic session 2021-22 onwards.
(ii) The relevant Minimum Standard Requirements for the Medical College for 50/100/150/200/250 Regulations and the Requirements to be fulfilled by the Applicant Colleges for obtaining Letter of Intent and Letter of Permission for Establishment of the new Medical Colleges and Yearly Renewals under Section 10-A of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 read with section 61(2) of the NMC Act, 2019 shall be the governing Regulations for Medical Colleges established prior to last date of grant of letter of permission for establishing new Medical College/renewal of permission/increase of intake capacity for the Academic Session 2020-21.
3. Preamble There is a necessity to re-cast medical education and training to enable the Medical Graduate to be able to effectively discharge their role as a physician in this changing world. The new demands on medical education also necessitate redefining the standards. There is a need to define standards based on functional requirements, rather than in absolute terms. Quality should be the bench mark of the new standard. Optimization and flexibility in utilizing the available resources, and harnessing modern educational technology tools would facilitate in moving towards quality education even when resources are relatively scarce. The current regulations on minimum standards for undergraduate medical training institutions in India attempts to define the new standards in terms of the new paradigm.
4. Objective: The objective of these regulations is to prescribe for a medical college and Medical Institution approved for admissions of MBBS students annually, the minimum requirements of accommodation in the college and its associated teaching hospitals, staff (teaching and technical) and equipment in the college departments and hospitals.
5. Departments: Every medical college and Medical Institution approved for M.B.B.S admissions annually shall have the following departments, namely:-
- i. ANATOMY
- ii. PHYSIOLOGY
- iii. BIOCHEMISTRY
- iv. PATHOLOGY
- v. MICROBIOLOGY
- vi. PHARMACOLOGY
- vii. FORENSIC MEDICINE&TOXICOLOGY
- viii. COMMUNITYMEDICINE
- ix. GENERAL MEDICINE
- x. PAEDIATRICS
- xi. PSYCHIATRY
- xii. DERMATOLOGY
- xiii. RESPIRATORYMEDICINE
- xiv. GENERAL SURGERY
- xv. ORTHOPAEDICS
- xvi. RADIO-DIAGNOSIS
- xvii. OTO-RHINOLARYNGOLOGY
- xviii. OPHTHALMOLOGY
- xix. OBSTETRICS &GYNAECOLOGY
- xx. ANESTHESIOLOGY
- xxi. DENTISTRY
- xxii. PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION
- xxiii.EMERGENCY MEDICINE
- xxiv.RADIATION ONCOLOGY (Optional)
Beside the above-said departments the Medical colleges and Medical institution running Postgraduate degree/diploma courses in various specialties may have other departments to meet teaching needs of the college or Medical Institution and healthcare needs of the public.
6. Accommodation, Staff and Equipment: Every Medical college and Medical institution and its associated teaching Hospital shall have the required areas, accommodation for the staff and equipment for each department as given in Schedule-I, II, III respectively annexed with these regulations.
7. Intake Capacity: Medical Colleges shall be established with an annual intake capacity of 100 /150 MBBS Admissions annually and thereafter can be increased to150/200/250 MBBS Admissions Annually. The phase- wise Requirements to be fulfilled by the applicant colleges for obtaining Letter of Intent and Letter of Permission for Establishment of New Medical College or Increase in Annual intake& Yearly Renewals for 100/150/200/250 M.B.B.S. admissions annually shall be in accordance with Annexure I, II, III, and IV of these Regulations.
1. Every medical college shall comprise of the Medical College, the attached Teaching hospital/(s), and the hostels for the students& interns, with or without the residential area for faculty and other staff of college/hospital. The medical college, hostels for students/interns and the teaching hospital/institution shall be in a unitary campus.
2. However, in X and Y category (or Tier 1 & Tier 2) cities (as recommended by 7th CPC), Hilly and North- East states and notified tribal areas the campus could also be on 2 plots of land – one housing the teaching hospital and the other the medical college with hostels for students and interns.
3. If the campus is housed in more than 1 plot of land, the distance between each one of these plots should be less than 10 kms or less than of 30 mins travelling time, whichever is lesser.
4. Provided that where the Government District hospital is being considered for use as the teaching hospital of a medical college, all constituents of the district hospital, even if they are on two plots of land, will be considered as the affiliated teaching hospital, provided that the main District hospital has atleast 300 beds or in Hilly and North-East states has 250 beds.
5. The medical college shall provide adequate built-up space to accommodate various teaching areas (both in the college and the teaching hospital), Library, administrative areas, rooms for teaching and non-teaching staff, student amenities, etc. as specified in various sections of this schedule.
6. The building and other built up infrastructure must conform to building codes and local building bye-laws. They must also comply with the requirements for providing access and facilities to those who are disabled.
7. The built up area of the teaching hospital must conform to national norms and local building bye-laws having considered the minimum beds, teaching facilities and other requirements prescribed for the various annual intakes of MBBS students in these regulations. The hospitals should have fire-safety measures, including patient evacuation plans as per local bye-laws and regulations.
8. Further, the parcel of land being used for establishing the medical college is not to be used for any other college/institution (such as Nursing College, Dental College, Engineering College or any other College or Hostel or accommodation).
A.1.2. Administrative Area
There should be adequate accommodation for the Principal/Dean, College council, Academic and examination sections, Accounts, and other administrative offices (as per need), the Medical education unit and the server room for the computer network.
A.1.3. College Council
Every medical college or Medical Institution shall have a College Council comprising of the Head of departments as members and Principal/Dean as Chairperson. The Council shall meet at least four times in a year to draw up the details of curriculum and training programme, enforcement of discipline and other academic matters. The Council shall also organize regular interdepartmental meetings like grand rounds, statistical meetings and clinic-pathological meetings including periodical review of research in the Institution.
A.1.4. Central Library
1. There shall be an air-conditioned central library with good lighting and adequate space for stocking the books and journals (1000 sq.M for annual intake upto 150 MBBS students and 1500 sq.M for annual intakes of 200 and 250 MBBS students). There shall be provision for:
- a. Rooms for the Librarian and other staff.
- b. Reading rooms with adequate seating for twice the number of annual intake of UG students distributed over 2 areas.
- c. Reading room for faculty
- d. Room for stocking old books, journals, etc.
- e. A computer room with computer nodes with internet facilities for atleast 25% of the annual intake of students.
2. Books: There shall be atleast 30 (Thirty) books per annual intake of students comprising all subjects with atleast 5 copies of each of the text books for the various subjects in MBBS curriculum.
Desirable: Postgraduate level books in the subjects of MBBS curriculum Aspirational: Reference and post-graduate level books in all specialties of medicine
3. Journals: The minimum number of journals for various annual intake of MBBS students shall be atleast 1 percent of the minimum books prescribed.
The journals shall be either in print or electronic form, provided that there shall be atleast 1(one) print journal of each major specialty departments for MBBS training – Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Forensic Medicine &Toxicology, Community Medicine, Medicine, Pediatrics, Dermatology, Psychiatry, Respiratory Medicine, Surgery, Orthopedics, Otorhinolaryngology, Ophthalmology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Anesthesia, Radio-diagnosis, Dentistry, Emergency Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Provided that only journals that are indexed in the following databases i.e. Medline, Pubmed Central, Science Citation index, Science Citation Index Expanded, Embase, Scopus, Directory of Open access journals (DoAJ) will be considered. There shall be evidence for a full annual subscription for all these journals.......... Read More.