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Medical Council of India

http://www.mciindia.org/

Duration and levels of accreditation

Full recognized status (5 years); Permitted status (1 year)

Accreditation standards

http://www.mciindia.org/Publications.aspx

Evaluation process

Medical Council of India makes accreditation recommendations to the Indian government.

Outcome/consequences of accreditation

Mandatory

School cannot admit more students until recognized status is obtained.

Description of accreditation organization

Government Authority

The Medical Council of India establishes uniform standards of higher qualifications in medicine and recognition of medical qualifications in India and abroad.

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National Assessment and Accreditation Council

http://www.naac.gov.in/

Duration and levels of accreditation

5 years

Three levels: very good, good, satisfactory

Accreditation standards

Evaluation process

Outcome/consequences of accreditation

Voluntary, except mandatory for government-funded schools

Requirement for government-funded schools.

Description of accreditation organization

Semi-governmental

The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) is an autonomous body established by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India to assess and accredit institutions of higher education in the country. It is an outcome of the recommendations of the National Policy in Education (1986) that laid special emphasis on upholding the quality of higher education in India.

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[last update: March 9, 2012]