The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India vide its order/verdict dated 30.01.2018 has quashed Clause 4(3) of the Screening Test Regulations, 2002 of the Medical Council of India (MCI) thereby providing relaxation to the Indian medical students studying abroad to take transfer/migration to other universities/academies/institutions and still become eligible to write the Screening Test conducted by the MCI.
2. The aforesaid Clause as it existed prior to the Hon’ble Supreme Court’s verdict, required an Indian medical students to complete his/her medical degree/diploma from the same institute located abroad in order to be eligible to appear in the Screening Test, except in case of war, civil unrest, rebellion, internal war or any such situation of grave security threat.
3. However, after the aforesaid Hon’ble Supreme Court’s verdict of 30.01.2018, Indian medical students studying abroad are free to take transfer/migration to other universities/academies/institutions if they so desire and would still become eligible to write the Screening Test conducted by the MCI.