Medical Council of India (MCI) along with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has announced to give one-time exemption to students who did not enroll for NEET 2018 but wish to study MBBS overseas.
MCI in a notification dated September 14, 2018, confirms that citizens who had not at all registered for NEET 2018 & desired to take admission in MBBS or equivalent medical course in a medical university outside India in the present academic year 2018- 19 subject to following conditions-
- They shall furnish an undertaking that they had not registered/ appeared for NEET 2018.
- They shall obtain an eligibility certificate from MCI prior to admission/ joining the foreign medical institutes.
The student intake for many overseas colleges will get over in September and this may be the final chance for MBBS aspirants to apply for admission. Also, the council must verify from CBSE whether such undertaking submitted by aspirants is genuine or not. In case the undertaking will be found to be fake, an action will be taken against the candidate including cancellation of candidature.
“We have over 50 pending applications of students with excellent academic backgrounds but who did not appear for NEET exam this year. Many Indian students will be happy to learn about this positive development, “said Sivakumar, admission officer at Texila American University, a university based in the Caribbean that prepares students to practice in the USA.
Earlier, Delhi High Court on February 26, 2018, has allowed candidates belonging to UR category aged above 25 years to fill the application form of NEET and appear for the same.