Islamabad - The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council and Ministry of NHRS&C on Monday initiated action against colleges which are not following the centralised admission policy 2016.

The PM&DC President in a statement said that all colleges had to submit their student registration lists before 31st March 2018 for the session 2017 -2018 to PM&DC after completing the admissions as per centralized admission policy 2016, otherwise students shall not be registered with PM&DC.

PM&DC has prohibited all the private medical and dental colleges to invite applications and display their merit lists. It has strictly directed that admissions in MBBS and BDS courses in public and private sector institutions of Pakistan and abroad shall be governed by Admission Regulations 2016, vide S.R.O. I003 (I) 2016 dated 27th October, 2016 (admissions, house job and internship regulations 2016) which are available on PM&DC website i.e

All students, parents and institutions are advised to strictly follow the centralized provincial/regional admission/entry test policy described in above S.R.O and all the other decisions done by the PM&DC.

He cautioned that any admission taken or granted against these regulations shall be considered as violation of PM&DC rules and shall not be registered by affiliating university and PM&DC.

The violating institution shall be penalized under the Ordinance I962.