Applicants and colleges seeking to increase the seat capacity in existing MBBS courses or setting up new medical colleges will now have to mandatorily file applications online. The Union Health Ministry’s move is aimed at making the entire process more transparent. However, the existing manual submission of applications will also continue along with the online mode, which will be an “add-on procedure”.
According to an official statement in the PTI, the mandatory online application procedure comes into effect from August 1, this year. The Health Ministry had put up a public notice regarding this in the first week of the month. The process was just the beginning towards the online route. Besides, various other processes are proposed to be automated in the next one year to bring in more transparency.
Applicants or colleges desirous of filling an application for the purpose of establishment of new medical colleges or increase intake capacity of MBBS seats will have to visit the Health Ministry’s website and go to the link of medical education (online application system). They will have to undergo a one-time registration using a valid E-mail address, login, read and accept terms of online application and then fill up the columns of the application which are enabled. The candidates will also need to upload a scanned copy of essential certificates and demand draft, upload the application and obtain an acknowledgement of the online application.
The applicants also have to file a manual copy of the complete application as prescribed by the Medical Council of India (MCI) regulations, along with all valid documents in original.