MCI to start tracking medical faculty attendance on regular basis

first_imgIn a way to make the college system more transparent and accessible for all, the Medical Council of India (MCI) has recently announced a system that will help in tracking the daily attendance of faculty in all the medical colleges across the nation.(Read: Need to improve PG medical education: ANBAI to government) Details of the monitoring system:Under the Digital Mission Mode Project (DMMP), the Medical Council of India (MCI) will be able to monitor attendance of faculty membersThis digital initiative will be applied in about 439 medical colleges through biometric systemNot only this, the new system also foresees ‘One Country One Registration’The budget allocated for this wide project is Rs 45 croreAs per official data, it will be completed in the next six monthsUnder this system, all the doctors will be issued electronic Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) registration card which will further help them in practicing across the country by registering with the MCI one time only(Read: A new body may replace MCI to monitor medical education in India)Moreover, this project will be enabling online submission of applications for opening of new medical colleges or seat enhancement along with creating a national database of faculty in medical colleges which will be linked with their Aadhar Card.What MCI president Jayshree Mehta has to say:”The most remarkable thing of this project is monitoring of attendance of faculty through a biometric system and a unique identification for each and every medical practitioner across the country. There have been issues of fake and ghost faculty in many medical colleges””With this system, everything will now be online. There will be a server in that particular college as well. Sitting here (Delhi), we can monitor everything, the faculty’s presence in college, how long they have taken a lecture and other such things.” (Read: Problems plaguing medical education: Why India suffers a severe lack of quality doctors)advertisementFurther, Jayshree Mehta said, the DMMP project is a step towards achieving the Digital India project of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and this will successfully  improve “transparency and efficiency” of MCI’s working.”Every faculty will be issued a RFID-enabled identity card and the attendance, salary and work status of the faculty shall be submitted to the MCI on a real time basis, besides other information required for regulatory compliance,” the medical education regulator said. Read: 7 types of medical degrees with related jobsRead: More MBBS seats added to Telangana colleges Click here f or more education related news.For more details, follow India Today Education or you can write to us at

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