Medical council of India (MCI)

Medical Council of India (MCI)

  • The Medical Council of India (MCI) is a statutory body for establishing uniform and high standards of medical education in India.
  • The Council grants recognition of medical qualifications, gives accreditation to medical schools, grants registration to medical practitioners, and monitors medical practice in India.
  • The Medical Council of India was first established in 1934 under the Indian Medical Council Act, 1933.
  • The Council was later reconstituted under the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 that replaced the earlier Act.
  • The objectives of the Council are as follows:-
  • Maintenance of uniform standards of medical education, both undergraduate and postgraduate.
  • Recommendation for recognition/de-recognition of medical qualifications of medical institutions of India or foreign countries.
  • Permanent registration/provisional registration of doctors with recognised medical qualifications.
  • Reciprocity with foreign countries in the matter of mutual recognition of medical qualifications.