(PUBLISHED IN PART III, SECTION 4 OF THE GAZETTE OF INDIA DATED THE 29TH APRIL 1999)
MEDICAL COUNCIL OF INDIA
New Delhi, dated the 30th  March 1999
No. MCI 35(1)98-Med (iii) In exercise of the powers conferred by section 33 of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 (102 of 1956), the Medical Council of India with the previous sanction of the Central Government, hereby makes the following regulations namely:-
1.                  Short title and commencement:
(i)   These regulations may be called the “Minimum Requirements for 150 M.B.B.S. Admissions annually Regulations, 1999.
(ii)              They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
  1.                  Objective :- The objective of these regulations is to prescribe for a medical college and Medical Institution approved for One Hundred Fifty admissions of MBBS students annually, the minimum requirements of accommodation in the college and its associated teaching hospitals, staff (teaching and technical both) and equipment in the college departments and hospitals.
  2.                  Every medical college and Medical Institution for 150 M.B.B.S admissions annually shall have the following departments, namely :-
(1)               HUMAN ANATOMY
(2)               HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY*
* As per the terms of Notification published on 15. 07. 2009 in the Gazette of India DELETED “Including Biophysics”.
(3)               BIOCHEMISTRY
(4)               PATHOLOGY (INCLUDING BLOOD BANK)
(5)               MICROBIOLOGY
(6)               PHARMACOLOGY
(7)               FORENSIC MEDICINE INCLUDING TOXICOLOGY
(8)               COMMUNITY MEDICINE
(9)               MEDICINE
(10)           PAEDIATRICS
(11)           PSYCHIATRY
(12)           DERMATOLOGY, VENEREALOGY AND LEPROSY
(13)           TUBERCULOSIS AND RESPIRATORY DISEASES
(14)           SURGERY *
* As per the terms of Notification published on 15. 07. 2009 in the Gazette of India DELETED “Including Paediatric Surgery”
(15)           ORTHOPAEDICS
(16)           RADIO-DIAGNOSIS
(17)           RADIOTHERAPY
(18)           OTO-RHINOLARYNGOLOGY
(19)           OPHTHALMOLOGY
(20)           OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY
(21)           DENTISTRY
Beside the above-said departments the Medical colleges and Medical institution running Postgraduate degree/diploma courses in various specialties may have other departments to meet teaching needs of the college or Medical Institution and healthcare needs of the public.
  1.                  Every Medical college and Medical institution and its associated teaching hospitals for 150 MBBS admissions annually shall have the accommodation for teaching and technical staff and equipment for each department as given in the Schedule-I, II, III respectively annexed with these regulations.
 
SCHEDULE I
ACCOMMODATION IN THE MEDICAL COLLEGE AND ITS ASSOCIATED TEACHING HOSPITALS
A-COLLEGE
A.1                       GENERAL:
A.1.1                   Campus
The medical college or medical institution shall be housed in a unitary campus near its teaching hospital having room for future expansion. However the existing medical colleges shall make efforts to have their teaching hospital within a radius of five kilometer of the campus.
*Companies registered under Company Act may also be allowed to open medical colleges. Permission shall be withdrawn if the colleges resort to commercialization.
*As per the terms of Notification published on 15.07.2009 in the Gazette of India.
*The medical college or medical institution shall be housed in a unitary campus of not less than 20 acres of land except in metropolitan and A class cities (Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Pune, Bangalore and  Kanpur). However, this may be relaxed in a place especially in Urban areas where the population is more than 25 lakhs (**other than the nine cities mentioned in the Clause), hilly areas, notified tribal areas, North Eastern States, Hill states and Union Territories of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Daman & Diu & Dadra & Nagar Haveli **and Lakshadweep, where the land shall not be in more than two pieces and the distance between the two pieces shall not be more than 10 kms. The hospital, college building including library and hostels for the students, interns, PGs/Residents and nurses shall be in one piece of land which shall not be less than 10 acres. Other facilities may be housed in the other piece of land. Proper landscaping should be done.
However, in metropolitan cities and “A” class cities (Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Pune, Bangalore and Kanpur), the permissible FAR/FSI would be the criterion for allowing the medical colleges provided that the total built up area required for adequate infrastructure including medical college, hospital, hostels, residential quarters, and other infrastructure required as per Minimum Standard requirement Regulations is made available in an area of not less than 10 acres based upon the permissible FAR/FSI allowed by the competent authority.
*As per the terms of Notification published on 13.11.2009 in the Gazette of India.
 
**As per the terms of Notification published on 02.02.2010 in the Gazette of India.
*The following provison be inserted in Clause A.1.1 in Schedule.
Provided that the built-up area required for the total infrastructure of a medical institute – i.e. college, affiliated teaching hospital and residential complex with regard to amendments in “Minimum Requirements for the Medical College  for
150 Admissions Annually Regulations, 1999” as amended in 2008/2009 as shown in separate table appended herewith is made available by the institute in mega cities (Mumbai, Kolkata, New Delhi and Chennai) and ‘A’ class cities (Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Pune, Bangalore and Kanpur) based upon permissible FAR/FSI allowed by the competent authority in a plot of an area of not less than 10 acres.”
See Appendix-
As per the terms of Notification published on 26.02.2010 in the Gazette of India
A.1.2                 Administrative block.
Accommodation shall be provided for – Principal/Dean’s office (36 Sq.m.), staff room (54 Sq.m.), college council room (80 Sq.m.) office  superintendent’s room (10 Sq.m.), Office (150 Sq.m.), record room (100 Sq.m.), separate common room for male and female students with attached toilets (*150 Sq.m.each), cafeteria (*300 Sq.m.).
*    As per the terms of Notification published on 15.07.2009 in the Gazette of India.
“Examination Hall (400 Sq.m.) has been “DELETED”.
A.1.3                   College Council:
Every medical college or Medical Institution shall have a College Council comprising of the Head of departments as members and Principal/Dean as Chairperson. The Council shall meet at least 4 times in a year to draw up the details of curriculum and training programme, enforcement of discipline and other academic matters. The Council shall also  organise  interdepartmental meetings like grand rounds, statistical meetings and clinico pathological meetings including periodical research review in the Institution regularly.
A.1.4.                 Central library
*There shall be an air-conditioned Central Library (2400 Sq.m) with seating arrangement for at least 300 students for reading and having good lighting and ventilation and space for stocking and display of books and journals. There shall be one room for 150 students inside and one room for 150 students outside. It should have not less than 11000 text and reference books. In a new medical college the total number of books should be proportionately divided on yearly basis in five years. The number of journals shall be 100 out of which one-third shall be foreign journals and subscribed on continuous basis. The number of copies of textbooks in each subject of undergraduate teaching shall be ten.
 
There shall be provision for –
  1.   Staff reading room for 30 persons;
  2.   Rooms for librarian and other staff;
  3.   Journal room;
  4.   Room for copying facilities;
  5.   Video and Cassette room (desirable);
  6.    Air-conditioned Computer room with Medlar and Internet facility with minimum of 40 nodes.
Medical colleges should have skill labs and adopt information technology in teaching medicine. There shall be provision for e-library also.
*As per the terms of Notification published on 15.07.2009 in the Gazette of India.
A.1.5                 *Lecture theatres
There shall be a minimum of five lecture theatres preferably air conditioned, of gallery type in the Institution out of which four will be of seating capacity for 180 students and one will be of capacity for 350 students each. Lecture theatre shall be provided with necessary independent audio-visual aids including overhead projector, slide projector, LCD projector and a microphone. These lecture theatres shall be shared by all the departments in a programmed manner. There shall be provision for E-class. Lecture halls must have facilities for conversion into E- class/Virtual class for teaching.
*  As per the terms of Notification published on 15.07.2009 in the Gazette of India.
# The above clause shall be substituted with the following: –
“There shall be minimum of four lecture theatres preferably air conditioned, of gallery type in the Institution for seating capacity for 180 students each and one in the hospital of capacity for 200 students. Lecture theatre shall be provided with necessary independent audio-visual aids including overhead projector, slide projector, LCD projector and a microphone. These lecture theatres shall be shared by all the departments in a programmed manner. There shall be provision for E- class. Lecture halls must have facilities for conversion into E-class/Virtual class for teaching. ”
# As per the terms of Notification published on  03.07.2015 in the Gazette of    India.
A.1.6                 *Auditorium/Examination Hall (Multi-purpose):
There shall be an auditorium-cum-examination hall of 1200 sq.m. area in not more than three levels.
*  As per the terms of Notification published on 15.07.2009 in the Gazette of India.
# The above clause shall be substituted with the following: –
 
A.1.6. Examination Hall
There shall be two Examination Hall of capacity 250 with area of 250 sq.m. each which should be of flat type and should have adequate chairs with desks/writing benches in such a manner that there would be sufficient space between  two students.
# As per the terms of Notification published on  03.07.2015 in the Gazette of    India.
A.1.7                   Central Photographic Section:
There shall be Central photographic and audiovisual sections with accommodation for studio, dark room, enlarging and photostat work. Accommodation shall be provided for Artist and Medical Illustrators and Modellers etc. Facilities for microphotography and mounting shall be provided.
A.1.8.               Central Workshop:
There shall be central workshop having facilities for repair of mechanical, electrical and electronic equipments of college and the hospitals. It shall be manned by qualified personnel.
A.1.9.               *Animal house:
Department animal house may be maintained by the department of Pharmacology. In addition to the animal house, experimental work on animals can be demonstrated by Computer Aided Education.
* As per the terms of Notification published on 15.07.2009 in the Gazette of India.
*For teaching Physiology and Pharmacology in UG curriculum, the required knowledge and skills should be imparted by using computer assisted module. Only an animal hold area, as per CPCSEA Guidelines is required.
*As per the terms of Notification published on 19.03.2014 in  the  Gazette of India.
A.1.10         *Central Incineration Plant
An incinerator Plant commensurate with hospital bed strength may be provided. Alternatively any other system approved by the respective State Pollution Control Board may be provided.
*  As per the terms of Notification published on 15.07.2009 in the Gazette of India.
A.1.11               Gas Plant: “*DELETED” as per the terms of Notification published on 15.07.2009 in the Gazette of India.
A1.12     Statistical Unit: “*DELETED” as per the terms of Notification published   on 15.07.2009 in the Gazette of India.
 
A.1.13               Medical Education Unit – There shall be a Medical Education Unit or Department for faculty development and providing teaching or learning resource material.
A.1.14               Research work:
Space as indicated in the concerned departments shall be provided in each department, duly furnished and equipped for research work and further expansion of its activities.
A.1.15               Intercom Network:
Intercom network including paging and bleep system between various sections, hospitals and college shall be provided for better services, coordination  and patient care.
A.1.16               Playground and Gymnasium:
There shall be a playground and Gymnasium for the staff and students.  A qualified physical education instructor shall look after the sports activities and maintenance.
A.1.17               Electricity:
There shall be continuous electricity supply, as well as standby UPS or Generator.
A.1.18               Sanitation and water supply:
Adequate sanitary facilities (toilets and bathrooms separately for women) and safe continuous drinking water facilities must be provided for the teaching staff, students, technical and other staff in all sections as required. * Arrangements must be made so that plumbers are available round the clock.
*As per the terms of Notification published on 15.07.2009 in the Gazette of India.
A.1.19     (a) * Laboratories:
There shall be 6 laboratories (225 Sq.m.area each) which will be provided with continuous working tables. Every seat shall be provided with stainless steel wash basin. Every working table shall have drawer or steam proof top, and individual lighting. One preparation room each of 15 Sq.m. area shall be provided with all the laboratories.
There shall be two laboratories of 90 Sq.m. area each.
All of these laboratories may be used in common with various departments e.g. Histology and Histopathology; Biochemistry and Clinical Pharmacology; Heamatology and Pathology; Microbiology and Community Medicine.
 
A.1.19   (b) *Central Research Laboratory
There shall be one well-equipped Central Research Laboratory in the medical college, which will be under the control of the Dean of the college. Each medical college shall have Pharmaco-Vigilance Committee.
*A.1.20 Training of teacher in Medical Education Unit.
The period of training of a teacher in a Medical Education Unit shall be increased from one week to two weeks.
*A.1.21 Rural Health Training Centre
Every medical college shall have one rural health training centre under Administrative control of Dean of the college for training of students in community oriented primary health care and rural based health education for the rural community attached to it. This health centre shall be within a distance of 30 km. or within one hour of commuting distance from the medical college. Separate residential arrangements for boys, girls and interns with mess facilities shall also be provided. Adequate transport (both for staff and students) shall be provided for carrying out field work and teaching and training activities by the department of Community Medicine.
*  As per the terms of Notification published on 15.07.2009 in the Gazette of India.
The following to be added, as under:
*A.1.22 A Day Care Center should be established in the medical college with adequate facilities for taking care of the infants and the children of female students/working personnel and patients.
*  As per the terms of Notification published on 26.02.2010 in the Gazette of India.
The following shall be added in terms of Notification published in the Gazette of India dated 30.01.2017
A1.23(a)The Council shall install biometric fingerprint attendance machine in all the Medical Colleges for capturing faculty attendance, using Online Faculty Attendance Monitoring Systems (OFAMOS) under the Digital Mission Mode Project (DMMP) of the Council. The central application shall  have  the connectivity with AADHAR platform of UIDAI for verification.
All the faculty members of medical colleges shall be registered in OFAMOS as a onetime activity, for which the respective medical colleges shall provide the following:-
  1.   Identification of a secured and easily accessible location for installing the biometric devices.
  2.   One electric plug point with uninterrupted power supply to the biometric device.
  3.   Ensuring availability of all faculty members of the college during the registration process.
 
  1.      Availability of the faculty data along with AADHAR Card details, for the purpose of verification at the time of registration.
  2.   Convenient room with basic infrastructure like: tables, chairs,  power connection etc. for carrying out the registration process of faculty for OFAMOS.
The upkeep of the OFAMOS devices shall be the responsibility of the Medical College for which they shall submit an undertaking ensuring about the up-keep of OFAMOS devices and also ensure that no physical damage shall occur to the devices.
The financial burden arising on account of registration verification of the faculty with AADHAR platform of UIDAI and the monthly rental of OFAMOS device SIM Card, shall be borne by the respective medical colleges.
A.1.23(b) Every medical college shall have Close-Circuit Televisions (CCTV) system in the medical college and shall provide live streaming of both classroom teaching and patient care in the teaching hospital, to enable the Council to maintain a constant vigil   on the standard of medical education/ training being imparted.
The live streaming of both classroom teaching and teaching hospital, shall be integrated as a part of the “Digital Mission Mode Project” (DMMP) of the Council.