NMC cautions medical colleges against forcing PG students to stay in hostels

Feb 11, 2024

New Delhi: The National Medical Commission (NMC) has warned medical colleges and institutes against forcing postgraduate students to stay in hostels offered by them and charging huge amounts for it. It said that medical colleges failing to follow the instructions may face actions like financial penalty, reduction in seats and stopping admissions.
In a public notice issued on February 8, the commission referred to the Post Graduate Medical Education Regulations (PGMER), 2023, which says: “It shall be mandatory for the colleges to provide reasonable residential accommodation to the post-graduate students. However, it will be mandatory for the PG It will not be mandatory for students to stay in hostels.”
The NMC said it has received several complaints from postgraduate students alleging that the medical colleges are forcing them to stay in the hostels offered by them and huge amounts are being charged by the institutes on this account.
“All medical colleges and institutions are directed to take cognizance of the above regulation, failing which NMC may take action as per Rules 9.1 and 9.2 of PGMER, 2023, including monetary penalty, reduction in seats, stopping admission etc. Including ..,” the notice said.

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