MCI approves 8 PG diploma post-MBBS courses

MCI approves 8 PG diploma post-MBBS courses
Team Careers360 | Aug 13, 2020 - 3:20 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI - In a recent development, the Central Government and Board of Governors in supersession of Medical Council of India (BoG MCI) has announced recognition for 8 two-year Diploma Courses Post-MBBS granted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE). This is being considered as a significant move by the authorities which will shoot up the availability of specialist seats in the outlying parts of the country. This has been informed through a Gazette notification released by the Government of India (GoI).

With the grant of recognition, NBE will now be providing two-year post MBBS Diploma courses. The authorities have made this move in exercising the powers conferred by ‘sub-section (2) of section 11 of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 (102 of 1956)’

Recognition to following eight new Broad Specialty Diploma Courses

Course name

Also known as

Recognition status

Diploma in Anesthesiology


This shall be recognized medical qualification when granted by the National Board of Examinations, New Delhi after August 2020.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynecology


Diploma in Pediatrics


Diploma in Family Medicine

D Fam. Med. (NBE)

Diploma in Ophthalmology


Diploma in ENT


Diploma in Radio Diagnosis


Diploma in Tuberculosis & Chest Disease


Appreciation for the move

People on various social networking sites are congratulating the authorities and Alexander Thomas, President of Association of Healthcare Providers India (AHPI) on this appreciable move stating it as the ‘need of the hour’.


Mixed feelings amid medical aspirants and MBBS students

The aforementioned step taken by the authorities has brought in mixed reviews from medical students. Some regard it as a great step towards progress and have said that this will help specialists opt for 2 years post-PG Diplomate of National Board.

Others are confused whether the recognition will be in effect from the current academic session.

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