Supreme Court took a big decision regarding incomplete studies and examination of medical students who returned from China-Philippines and Ukraine


The Supreme Court has taken an important decision for Indian MBBS students who have returned from China-Philippines due to war-torn Ukraine and the Corona epidemic. The Supreme Court has allowed students returning from 3 countries to clear incomplete exams in medical colleges in the country. Along with this, it has also been said that these students will have to pass the MBBS exam in two attempts. The court has ordered the central government for this.

Tuesday’s hearing

Let us tell you that a hearing was held in the Supreme Court on Tuesday in this case, in which Additional Solicitor General Aishwarya Bhati presented arguments on behalf of the Central Government. Aishwarya Bhatti presented the recommendations of a committee headed by the Directorate General of Health Services along with the National Medical Council (NMC) before a bench of Justices BR Gavai and Vikram Nath. These recommendations provide that MBBS final year returning students who have completed their further studies online should be given an opportunity to qualify the final MBBS examination.

Students will be able to appear in Indian Medical Colleges

According to an affidavit filed by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in the Supreme Court, as per the existing NMC syllabus and guidelines, students who have returned from abroad without completing their studies may be given a chance to clear the MBBS final first. . These students can take the exam within a period of 1 year even without registering in any of the existing Indian Medical Colleges. Further, the Ministry’s affidavit also states that the committee has emphasized that this option should be only for one time and reference should not be made to this matter in any other such case in future. The students will also have to complete a compulsory internship of 2 years after passing the 2nd exam, out of which the first year will be free and the second year will be paid as per rules by NMC.

Supreme Court asked the Center to consider the problems of the students

The central government has said through an affidavit that theory exams can be conducted like Indian MBBS exams, while practical exams can be conducted by some recognized government medical colleges. Senior advocates Gopal Sankaranarayanan and S Nagamuthu, representing the returnee students in the Supreme Court, informed the Supreme Court about the concerns of the return students regarding the Indian curriculum and other issues. Justice Vikram Nath said the court accepted the report of the committee with the general modification that only one chance is being given to a student to pass the MBBS final, first year and second year examination, which would cause hardship to the students. . Because of this it is necessary for the students to pass in both the exams. Not one but 2 chances should be given to pass, because the Supreme Court has already asked the Center to look into the problems of Indian students returning from abroad.

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