Govt considers de-recognising Pakistani medical degrees for appearing in FMGE

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Updated on Apr 27, 2022 12:00 IST

The Centre is considering a proposal not to recognise Pakistani medical degrees for appearing in the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination. 

Govt considers de-recognising Pakistani medical degrees for appearing in FMGE

Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE) is the mandatory examination for the students who completed their medical education in foreign countries and now want to practice medicine in India. As per reports, the government is examining a proposal to not recognise Pakistani medical degrees for appearing in FMGE.

The officials have said that the move followed several rounds of deliberations among various stakeholders including union home ministry, external affairs ministry, and National Medical Commission officials, as reported by Economic Times.

The University Grants Commission (UGC) and the All India Council for Technical Education have recently said that students holding Pakistani degrees won't be eligible for higher education in India. UGC and AICTE notice reads, "Any Indian national or overseas citizen of India who intends to take admission in any degree college or educational institution of Pakistan shall not be eligible for seeking employment or higher studies in India."

Medical sponsorship programme used by Pakistan to fund terror

As per the North Block officials, the medical sponsorship programme is reportedly being used by the neighbouring country to fund terror. 

"Medical seats in Pakistani institutes are allocated to various separatist organisations who, in turn, offer them to students for a cost, thus helping the groups raise money. In the past, seats have been offered to family members of slain militants," said an official.

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