The government is planning to make the NEET exam compulsory for the students who wish to pursue MBBS abroad. The proposal is at an advanced stage. If the proposal is cleared, the students who clear the exam will be given a No Objection Certificate. Students will now have to have to clear the exam to be eligible to study in their choice of foreign university.
From 2016 to present, the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is mandatory only for students planning to study medicine in any medical college throughout the country.
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According to a senior official of the health ministry, out of the students who go abroad to pursue medicine, only 12 to 15 percent are able to qualify the Foreign Medical Graduates Examination (FMGE). This is a matter of concern since medical courses in foreign university spend a lot of money. After returning to India after completing the course, they are not able to contribute to healthcare in the country. Some students complained that they were not able to clear the FMGE exam because it was very tough. A committee was set up to review the syllabus and they found it relevant and suitable.
FMGE is an exam conducted by the Medical Council of India to give license to doctors. Failure to clear the exam means that they are not registered to practice medicine in India. Some of these students practice illegally or start quackery. The NEET exam will make sure that only competent students are admitted in a foreign university.
Currently, any student who wants an admission in a foreign medical college has to get an essentiality certificate from the MCI.
Every year, about 7,000 students go outside India to take admission in a foreign university. China and Russia are the top preference of college to such students.
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