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Medical Council of India (MCI)

The Medical Council of India (MCI) is a statutory body that grants recognition of medical qualifications, gives accreditation to medical schools and is responsible for establishing uniform and high standards of medical education in India. MCI monitors medical practice in India.

History of MCI


There was a steady increase in the number of medical colleges over the years after Independence. With the growing demands of medical education  in India, a need was felt to make changes in medical education in the country. As a result, in 1956, the old Act was repealed and a new one was enacted. This was further modified in 1964, 1993 and 2001.


The objectives of the Council are:

  • Maintenance of uniform standards of both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education, 
  • Recommendation for recognition or de-recognition of medical qualifications of India or foreign countries.
  • Registration of doctors with recognized medical qualifications.
  • Reciprocity with foreign countries in the matter of mutual recognition of medical qualifications.

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Awards Constituted by MCI

Dr. B.C. Roy National Award Fund

The Medical Council of India instituted Dr. B.C. Roy National Award Fund in 1962 to perpetuate his memory. “The Fund” is registered under Societies Registration Act, 1860. 

The Award is of the value of Rs.1,00,000/- and a Silver Salver in each of the following categories:

  • Statesmanship of the Highest Order in our country
  • Medical man-cum-Statesman
  • Eminent Medical Person
  • Eminent person in Philosophy
  • Eminent person in Arts
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Hari Om Ashram Alembic Research Award Fund

The Management Committee of the Hari Om Ashram Alembic Research Award Fund registered under the Societies Registration Act, XXI of 1860 has decided to invite the nomination for Hari Om Ashram Alembic Research Awards from those professionals who are doing extraordinary work in the field of medical sciences and clinical and operational research. For details of the award, click here

Silver Jubilee Research Award Fund

The Medical Council of India created Silver Jubilee Research Award Fund which has been registered under the Societies Act of 1860 and is being managed by the Management Committee. The Management Committee of the Fund gives this award to person for his original and outstanding work in the field of medical and allied science done in India. For details, click here

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