The National Medical Commission (NMC) has released a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to provide clarity on the Competency-Based Medical Education (CBME) course curriculum.
The FAQs explain guidelines are applicable for all stake holders, i.e. for every student of every batch admitted to MBBS course since 2019, presently pursuing MBBS course in a medical college/institution which is under the jurisdiction of NMC.
Further, if the student’s attendance is less than 75% for theory and less than 80% for practical/ clinical training, the student cannot appear in supplementary examination following the regular annual examination. Such student is required to take classes with junior batch commencing in the next academic year to compensate for his attendance deficit, especially the course, he has missed. He will be eligible to appear in the examination in the next academic year only.
However, before the commencement of annual examination, the college authorities may arrange for additional classes to compensate for attendance deficit. It shall be at the discretion and purview of the college authorities to arrange for making up deficiencies.
These FAQs aim to assist the general public in understanding the new regulations but should not be considered legally binding. For legal validity, individuals are advised to refer to the official guidelines.