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Private Medical colleges to open campuses abroad

The health ministry is planning new regulations under which private medical colleges would be allowed to set up their campuses abroad.The new regulations are being planned by the health ministry after the government and the Medical Council of India (MCI) had been legally challenged by several medical institutions for rejecting the proposed foreign campuses.

The regulations by the health ministry are being planned to ensure that the quality of medical education that Indian institutions would provide in their foreign campuses are not compromised.

Currently, the rules of the MCI do not allow the automatic recognition of any medical degree that has been earned outside of India. The students who have medical degrees from foreign institutions currently have to appear for an MCI screening test before they can begin their medical practice in India.

The deemed universities will also be eligible to set up their campuses abroad if they fulfill certain strict regulations that had been introduced by the government in the year 2010.

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