Establishment of Medical College Regulations Amendment 2020: Amendment Notification dtd. 28th Oct 2020
NATIONAL MEDICAL COMMISSION
New Delhi, the 28th October, 2020
No. NMC/MCI-34(41)/2020-Med./123626.—In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 10(A) read with Section 33 of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 (102 of 1956), and section 61(2) of the National Medical Commission Act, 2019, the National Medical Commission hereby makes the following Regulations to further amend the “Establishment of Medical College Regulations, 1999” namely: –
1. (i) These Regulations may be called the “Establishment of Medical College Regulations, (Amendment), 2020.
(ii) They shall come into force from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
2. In Clause 2(2) under the heading “QUALIFYING CRITERIA”, after the last para the following new para shall be added:-
(2A) For Medical Colleges being established from Academic Session 2021-22:
1. Every medical college shall comprise of the Medical College, the attached Teaching hospital/(s), and the residential area for the students with or without the residential area for faculty and other staff of college/hospital. It is desirable that the medical college, residential complex for students/interns and the teaching hospital/institution be in a unitary campus.
2. However, in Category X and Y cities, Hilly areas, Northeastern states and notified tribal areas the campus could also be in 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.
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.
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.
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).
3. In Clause 2(5) under the heading “QUALIFYING CRITERIA”, after the last para the following new para shall be added:-
(5A) For Medical Colleges being established from Academic Session 2021-22: That the person owns and manages a fully functional minimum 300 bedded Hospital with necessary infrastructural facilities capable of being developed into a teaching institution. Provided that in North-Eastern States and Hilly Areas, the bed strength required at the time of inception may be 250. An additional 30 beds for emergency care should be mandatory in all such Hospitals. Further the Hospital should be fully functional for a minimum period of two years.
4. In Clause 8 under the heading “GRANT OF PERMISSION” after the existing clause 8 (3) (1) the following new para shall be added:-
8(3) (1A) For Medical Colleges being established from Academic Session 2021-22: The permission to establish a Medical College and admit students may be granted initially for a period of one year and may be renewed on yearly basis subject to achievements of annual targets. Physical Verification of infrastructure, human resources and other facilities shall be carried out for first renewal, third renewal and until recognition of the MBBS qualification awarded by the Medical College is granted. It shall be the responsibility of the person to apply to the Medical Assessment and Rating Board of the National Medical Commission for the purpose of renewal in accordance with the prescribed time schedule. Further admissions shall not be made at any stage unless the requirements laid down in relevant Minimum Standard Requirement Regulations for Annual MBBS Admissions and Phase wise Requirements for grant of Permission under section 10A are fulfilled. Further, the proviso to Regulation 8 (3) (1) shall remain applicable to all Medical Colleges being established from academic session 2021-22 onwards.
Dr. R.K. VATS, Secy.
Note: The Principal Regulations namely, ““Establishment of Medical College Regulations, 1999” were published in Part – III, Section (4) of the Gazette of India on the 28th August, 1999, vide Medical Council of India notification No.34(41)/98-Med. and amended vide notification dated 22/10/99, 01/08//2008, 26/08/2009, 22/10/2009, 13/11/2009, 02/02/2010, 26/2/2010, 16/4/2010, 14/10/2011, 4/6/2012, 1/10/12, 19/3/14, 22/8/14, 19/10/2015, 14/01/2016, 01/02/2016, 08/02/2016, 31/01/2017, 01/06/2017, 03/07/2017, 05/02/2019, 14/05/2019, and 27/06/19.