Government of Maharashtra re-recognises Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons, Mumbai courses

Maharashtra, [Date], 2024 – The State Government of Maharashtra in consultation with Maharashtra Medical Council has announced significant amendments to the Maharashtra Medical Council Act, 1965. In a move aimed at expanding the scope of medical education and accreditation, the State Government, after extensive consultations with the Maharashtra Medical Council, has approved the reintroduction of 10 NMC recognised courses offered by the Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons, Mumbai, into the schedule of the Maharashtra Medical Council Act, 1965. This development marks a significant milestone in the re-recognition and validation of the academic programs offered by this esteemed institution.

The amended schedule now includes a comprehensive list of courses offered by the Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons, Mumbai, which align with the standards set forth by the National Medical Commission. Notable inclusions encompass a range of membership and fellowship programs, as well as diploma courses, covering various medical specializations such as Medicine, Pathology, Surgery, Dermatology, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Ophthalmology and Child Health.

“We always believed that de-recognition of CPS courses wasn’t in the best interest of the Medical Fraternity, the healthcare system of the state and at large the healthcare system of the country. Today our belief has been validated, all 10 NMC approved courses are now re-recognised by the Government of Maharashtra. With this notification not only CPS but the entire alumni of CPS and the future students have received justice , which was long due. This order will also benefit the healthcare system of the state. I would like to thank the Government of Maharashtra and the concerned authorities for their prudent decision,” remarked CPS President Dr. Ajay D. Sambre.

These amendments, effective immediately upon publication in the official gazette, underline the commitment of the Government of Maharashtra to uphold the highest standards of medical education and professional practice in the State .

About College of Physicians & Surgeons of Mumbai or CPS Mumbai or CPS Bombay: Established in 1912, is an autonomous body imparting Postgraduate Medical Education and offers Fellowship & Diploma Courses. It is located in Parel- Mumbai and it caters to doctors from all over India. The qualifications granted by CPS Mumbai allow the Practitioner to register themselves as specialists in the specialty concerned, upon duly completing the tenure of 2 year Diploma or 3 year Fellowship courses and passing the exit examination prescribed.

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