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.