The Union health ministry on Monday has taken an initiative that can be aptly described as the most revolutionary steps. It has introduced an online procedure of receiving application from medical colleges that seek to commence post-graduation courses or increase seats in existing ones.
Once the online submission has been made the applicants are required to upload a scanned copy of the consent of university, demand draft and other documents.
In fact the online application has been made mandatory as per the revised procedure. The procedure came into effect on March 15 and the applications are to be submitted latest by April 7, 2016.
According to an official statement,” Applicants or colleges desirous of filing an application for purposes of starting of PG courses (broad specialities) or increase of seats in PG courses in an existing medical college are requested to follow these steps. Visit health ministry website and click on the link medicalcollegeapplication.gov.in. Candidates are requested to do a ‘one time registration’ using a valid email-address at the ‘registration window’ provided at the link.”
According to the ministry the new online system would be an add-on and run parallel to the existing manual system of submission of applications. The statement added,” Applicants are also requested to file a manual copy of the complete application as prescribed by the MCI regulations, along with all valid documents and a draft in original as evidence of the fee-paid… and a ‘signed copy’ of the system generated online application acknowledgement on or before due date and time as notified.”