INTRODUCING DNB EXAM FOR FOREIGN PG MEDICAL GRADUATES: MCI BOARD OF GOVERNORS MULL PROPOSAL

NEW DELHI: In order to provide a level playing to medical practitioners who complete their postgraduation and specializations from various countries outside India, the Medical Council of India board of governors are now mulling over a proposal to consider introducing DNB examination for candidates quality PG degree from foreign nations other than five English speaking countries.

PG Medical  Degrees from 5 English speaking countries including the US, the UK, Australia, New Zealand & Canada are considered equivalent to MD/MS degrees in india. However, the same is not true for PG medical qualification from other countries apart from these 5, with no benchmark on how these degrees are to be considered in India, In absence of regulations, these PG medical degrees from countries apart from those Recognised by MCI have no value in India.

The issue was recently taken up by the MCI board of governors in their December 2018 meeting, where the BOG mulled on the idea of equating these degrees to DNB

THE BOG CONSIDER THE ISSUE RELATING TO SHORTAGE OF SPECIALIST IN THE COUNTRY AND DECIDE IN-PRINCIPLE THAT INDIA/OCI PG DOCTORS PLANNING TO RETURN/WISH TO RENDER THEIR SERVICES TO THE COUNTRY MAY BE ALLOWED TO ENTER IN THE MAINSTREAM BY FACILITATING REGISTRATION OF THEIR PG QUALIFICATION BY EQUATING IN DNB

The matter was considered in the meeting and meeting and BOG has decided to consider introducing DNB examination for candidates qualifying PG degree from foreign nations other than five English speaking countries.