After UGC-AICTE, NMC told medical students: ‘You don’t need to get a diploma from Pakistan’

While the University Grants Commission (UGC) and All India Counseling for Technical Education (AICTE) had already issued a notice warning students against admission to Pakistani colleges or any other educational institution in Pakistan, the National Medical Commission (NMC) has now also issued a Warning issued for ‘medical students’ against studying in Pakistan.

NMC notices against obtaining a Pakistani degree are specific to MBBS and BDS students. The commission has issued a notice forbidding students from pursuing higher education in Pakistan’s medical schools. The notice states that if one chooses a culinary degree, he/she will not be allowed to appear for FMGE in India. In addition, the decision to choose a degree from Pakistan can also affect employment in India.

UGC, AICTE said – Indian students should not be allowed to enter Pakistani institutions or else they will not get a job in their country

The official notice stated: “Any Indian Citizen / Overseas Citizen of India who is a resident of Pakistan and who has obtained an educational qualification (in any discipline) in Pakistan, except candidates who had joined a Pakistani degree program before December 2018 / Institution, Those seeking admission to MBBS/BDS or equivalent medical degree in medical college are not eligible on the basis of appearing in FMGE or seeking employment in India.

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Let us tell you that this whole issue of warning against Pakistan’s degree has also sparked controversy. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan has already issued a statement and requested clarification on this. This incident happened after the release of the report by UGC and AICTE.

In recent months, especially during the pandemic, Indian students studying abroad have faced many difficulties. Things got worse with the Russo-Ukrainian War, as many Indian students had to return to their home countries. In view of such incidents, the officials have made such a report.


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