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THE INDIAN MEDICAL COUNCIL ACT, 1956
THE SECOND SCHEDULE

(See Section 12)

 RECOGNISED MEDICAL QUALIFICATIONS GRANTED BY MEDICAL INSTITUTIONS OUTSIDE INDIA.


 

Country Title Nature of qualifications as stated in diploma Abbreviation
UNITED KINGDOM
University of Birmingham M.B.Ch.B.   Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery U.Birm.
M.D.  Doctor  of Medicine
Ch.M. Master of Surgery
University of Bristol M.B.Ch.B. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery U. Brist.
M.D.  Doctor  of Medicine
Ch.M. Master of Surgery
University of Cambridge     M.B.B. Chir.   Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery U. Camb.
M.D.  Doctor  of Medicine
M.Chir.  Master of Surgery
University of Durham M.B.B.S.   Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery U. Durh.
M.D. Doctor  of Medicine
M.S. Master of Surgery
University of Leeds M.B. Ch.B.   Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery U. Leeds
M.D. Doctor  of Medicine
Ch.M. Master of Surgery
University of Liverpool M.B. Ch.B.  Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery  U. L. Pool
M.D.  Doctor  of Medicine
Ch.M. Master of Surgery 
M.Ch. Orth. Master of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of London M.B.B.S.   Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery U. Lond
M.D.  Doctor  of Medicine 
M.S. Master of Surgery
University of Manchester M.B. Ch.B.   Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery U. Manch.
M.D. Doctor  of Medicine
Ch.M. Master of Surgery
University of Oxford M.B.B.Ch.   Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery U. Oxford.
M.D. Doctor  of Medicine
M.Ch. Master of Surgery
University of Sheffield M.B.B.Ch.   Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery U. Sheff.
M.D. Doctor  of Medicine
Ch.M. Master of Surgery
University of Wales M.B.Ch.B. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery U. Wales.
  M.D. Doctor  of Medicine  
  M.Ch. Master of Surgery  
University of Aberdeen M.B.Ch.B.   Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery U. Aberd.
M.D. Doctor  of Medicine
Ch.M. Master of Surgery
University of Edinburgh M.B.Ch.B.   Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery U.Edin.
M.D. Doctor  of Medicine
Ch.M. Master of Surgery
Dip. Psych.
D.P.M.
Diploma in Psychology Diploma in Psychological Medicine
University of Glasgow M.B.Ch.B..   Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery U. Glasg.
M.D. Doctor  of Medicine
Ch.M. Master of Surgery
University of Andrews St. M.B.Ch.B..   Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery U. St. And.
M.D. Doctor  of Medicine
Ch.M. Master of Surgery
Queen’s University of Belfast M.B.Ch.B..   Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery U. Belf.
M.D. Doctor  of Medicine
M.Ch. Master of Surgery
M.A.O. Master of Obstetrics
Royal College of Physicians of London L.R.C.P.  Licentiate  R.C.P. Lond.
M.R.C.P. Member
F.R.C.P. Fellow
Royal College of Surgeons of England M.R.C.S.  Member R.C.S. Eng.    
F.R.C.S. Fellow
F.F.A.R.C.S.** Fellow
(Faculty of Anaesthesia)

**Provided that this qualification has been awarded after qualifying at an examination.
Society of Apothecaries of London L.M.S.S.A.   Licentiate in Medicine and Surgery S.A.Lond.
LS.A. Licentiate
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh L.R.C.P. Licentiate R.C.P. Edin.
M.R.C.P. Member
F.R.C.P. Fellow
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh L.R.C.S. Licentiate R.C.S. Edin.
F.R.C.S. Fellow
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow F.R.C.P. Fellow R.C.P.S. Glasg.
F.R.C.S. Fellow
F.R.C.P.S. Fellow
University of New Castle-Upon-Tyne M.B.Ch.B. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery U. Ncle.
M.D. Doctor of Medicine
Ch.M. Master of Surgery
University of Dundee M.B.Ch.B. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery U. Dundee
M.D. Doctor of Medicine
Ch.M. Master of Surgery
Royal College of Physicians of United Kingdom M.R.C.P. Member R.C.P.,U.K.
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London M.R.C.O.G. Member R.C.O.G. (Lond.)
Royal College of Pathologists, London M.R.C.(Path.) Member R.C.P.** **Provided that this qualification has been awarded after qualifying at an examination.
F.R.C. (Path.) Fellow    
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, London D.O.M.S. Diploma in Ophthalmic Medicine and Surgery R.C.P. & S. (Lond.)
D.O. Diploma in Ophthalmology
D.P.M. Diploma in Psychological Medicine
Royal College of Psychiatrists, London M.R.C. Psych. Member R.C. Psych.(Lond.)** **Provided that this qualification has been awarded after qualifying at an examination.
The above qualifications granted in United Kingdom shall be recognized medical qualifications when granted on or before 11th November,1978.
AUSTRALIA
New South Wales
University of Sydney (c ) M.B. Medicine and Surgery U.Sydney
M.D.
Ch.M.B.S.
South Australia
University of Adelaide (a) (c ) M.B.B.S. Medicine and Surgery U. Adelaide
M.D.
M.S.
Victoria
University of Melbourne M.B.B.S. Medicine and Surgery U. Melbourne
  M.D.    
  M.S.    
BURMA
University of Rangoon M.B.B.S. Medicine and Surgery U. Rangoon
CANADA
Alberta
College of Physicians and Surgeons of the Province of Alberta (b) Member Medicine and Surgery C.P. and S. Alberta
University of Alberta (b) M.D. Medicine and Surgery U. Alberta
Manitoba      
College of Physicians and Surgeons of the Province of Manitoba (b) Member Medicine and Surgery C.P. & S. Man.
University of Manitoba (c ) M.D. Medicine and Surgery U. Man.
M.D. Medicine and Surgery
C.M. Medicine and Surgery
NORTH-WEST TERRITORIES      
College of Physicians and Surgeons of the Province of North-West Territories (b) (When held in conjunction with Licence of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of the Province of Saskatchewan of the Province of Alberta) Member Medicine and Surgery C.P. & S.N.W. Terr.
NOVA SCOTIA
Nova Scotia Provincial Medical Board (a) (c ) L.M.S. Medicine and Surgery U.N. Scotia P.M. Bd.
Dalhousie University (a) ( c) M.D. Medicine and Surgery Dalhousie U.
C.M. Medicine and Surgery
Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island Medical Council (d) L.M.S. Medicine and Surgery M.C.P.E.I.
CEYLON
Ceylon Medical College (a) ( c) L.M.S. Medicine and Surgery Ceylon M. Coll.
HONG KONG
University of Hong Kong (a) (c ) M.B.B.S. Medicine and Surgery U. Hong Kong
M.D.  
M.S.  
ITALY
All Royal Italian Universities (d) M.D. Medicine and Surgery -
JAPAN
All Imperial Universities (e) M.B. (Igakushi)    
M.D. (Igaku Hakushi)
Any Government Perfectual Colleges designated by a Minister of Education of Japan (e) M.D. (Igakushi) Medicine and Surgery  
MALTA
Royal University of Malta M.D. Medicine and Surgery U. Malta
NEW FOUNDLAND
New Foundland Medical Board (b) L.M.S. Medicine and Surgery N. Fed.M.Bd.
NEW ZEALAND
University of New Zealand (f) M.B.Ch.B. Medicine and Surgery U. N.Zealand
Ch.M.
M.D.
University of Otago M.B.Ch.B. Medicine and Surgery U. Otago
Ch.M.
M.D.
These qualifications shall be recognized medical qualifications when granted on or after 1st January, 1962, and on or before 31st December, 1968.  This condition shall not apply in cases where these qualifications are already recognized on or before 29th April,1972.
PAKISTAN
Punjab University (g) L.M.S. Medicine and Surgery U. West Punjab
M.B.
M.B.B.S.
M.D.
M.S.
Punjab State Medical L.M.S.

Licentiate in Medicine and Surgery (This qualification shall be a recognized one only when granted before the 15th August,1947, provided the holders thereof had passed F.Sc. examination before taking up medical studies.)

 
BANGLADESH
Chitagong University M.B.B.S. Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery Chit. U.
Dhaka University M.B.B.S. Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery Dhaka U.
Rajshahi University M.B.B.S. Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery Raj. U.
UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA
University of South Africa (b) M.B.Ch.B. Medicine and Surgery U. S. Africa
University of Cape Town (a) (c ) M.B.Ch.B. Medicine and Surgery U.Cape Town
M.D.Ch.M.
University of the Witwaterstand Johannesburg (a)(c ) M.B.Ch.B. Medicine and Surgery U.Witwaterst-and
M.D.Ch.M.
 STRAITS SETTLEMENTS AND FEDERATED MALAYA STATES 
The King Edward VII College of Medicine, Singapore (a) (c) L.M.S. Licentiate of Medicine and Surgery Singapore Medical College.
 REPUBLIC OF IRELAND 
University of Dublin (h) M.B.B.Ch. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery  U.Dubl.
L.Med. Licentiate in Medicine
L.Ch. Licentiate in Surgery
M.D. Doctor in Medicine
M.Ch. Master in Surgery
M.A.O. Master in Obstetric Science
National University of Ireland (h) M.B.B.Ch.   Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery N.U.Irel.
M.D. Doctor in Medicine
M.Ch. Master in Surgery
M.A.O. Master in Obstetric
Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (h) L.R.C.P. Licentiate R.C.P. Irel.
L.M. Licentiate in Midwifery
M.R.C.P. members
F.R.C.P. Fellow
Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland (h) L.R.C.S. Licentiate R.C.S. Irel.
L.M. Licentiate in Midwifery
F.R.C.S.   Fellow
Apothecaries Hall of Dublin (h) L.A.H. Licentiate A.H. Dublin
Provided that condition (h) shall not apply in respect of the medical qualifications specified in the following table if granted on or before the 23rd of July, 2001.
University of Dublin M.B.B.Ch.   Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery U.Dublin
National University of Ireland M.B.B.Ch. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery N.U.Irel.
Royal College of Physicians of Ireland L.R.C.P. Licentiate L.R.C.P. Irel.
Royal College of Surgery, Ireland L.R.C.S. Licentiate L.R.C.S. Irel.
Apothecaries' Hall of Dublin L.A.H. Licentiate A.H. Dublin

(a) The qualification must be included in Table (F) of the British Medical Register as published from time to time by the General Medical Council of United Kingdom.

(b) When granted on or before 31st October, 1937.

(c) When granted on or before 31st March, 1942.

(d) When granted on or before 10th  October, 1940.

(e) When granted on or before 8th December, 1941.

(f) When granted on or before 31st December, 1961.

(g) When granted on or before 15th August, 1947.  This condition shall not apply in cases where these qualifications are already recognised on or before the 12th March, 1965.

(h)When granted on or before the 12th June,1964. This condition shall not apply in cases where these qualifications are already recognised on or before the 2nd January1967.

NEPAL
Tribhuvan University M.B.B.S. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Tribhuvan University
NOTE: This qualification be recognised Medical qualification when granted on or after 27th April, 1985 in respect of students trained at Medical College, Kathmandu, who have joined the MBBS course after passing the 10+2 examination with Science subjects.
B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal M.B.B.S. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery B.P.K.I.H.S., Dharan, Nepal
(This qualification shall be a recognised medical qualification when granted on or after 14th June, 2000)
KATHMANDU UNIVERSITY
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery  M.B.B.S. (This qualification shall be a recognized medical qualification when granted in or after July, 1999 in respect of students of Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Pokhra)

However The members of the Adhoc Committee appointed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court and of the Executive Committee of the Council in the  meeting of the Executive Committee held on 3rd March, 2007 decided to recommend to the Council the withdrawal of recognition granted to Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Pokhara, Nepal for the award of MBBS degree granted by Kathmandu University u/s 12(3) of the I.M.C. Act,1956 and further decided not to grant provisional/final registration u/s 12(2) of the I.M.C. Act,1956 to any student passing from this institute and who has not passed the screening test.
Tribhuvan  University MS (E.N.T.)
Masters of Surgery (ENT)
 
Tribhuvan University
M.D. (Anaesthesia)
 
Doctor of Medicine (Anaesthesia) (on or after 1999)

(This shall be a recognised medical qualification when granted by Tribhuvan University in respect of students being trained at Institute of Medicine, Maharaj Gunj, Kathmandu, Nepal 
M.D. (Radio Diagnosis)
 
Doctor of Medicine
(Radio Diagnosis)
(on or after 2002)

M.S.(Orhto.) 

Masters of Surgery (Orthopaedics) 
on or after 2001

MD (Internal Med.) Doctor of Medicine
(Internal Medicine)

On or after 1997
MD (DVL) Doctor of Medicine 
(Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy) (on or after 2007)
(B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal)

M.S.(Orhto.) 

Masters of Surgery (Orthopaedics) 

B.P.K.I.H.S., Dharan, Nepal
M.D.(Dermatology
& STD)
Doctor of Medicine 
(Dermatology & STD)
M.D.(Paediatrics) Doctor of Medicine
(Paediatrics)
M.S.(Gen. Surgery) Masters of Surgery
(Gen. Surgery)
M.D. (Anaesthesia) Doctor of Medicine
(Anaesthesia)
M.S. (ENT) Master of Surgery (ENT) (on or after 2002)
M.D. (Radio Diagnosis) Doctor of Medicine
(Radio Diagnosis) (on or after 2003)
M.D. (General Mediciine) Doctor of Medicine
(General Medicine) (on or after 2002)
M.D. (Pharmacology Doctor of Medicine
Pharmacology(on or after 2002)
M.D. (Psychiatry) Doctor of Medicine
(Psychiatry) (on or after 2003)
MS (OBG) Master of Surgery
(on or after 2003)