At present over 23,000 Indian students are studying different courses in Chinese universities, as against over 28,000 from Pakistan.
Roughly 61,500 foreign graduates appeared for the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE) conducted by the NBE between 2015 and 2018, of which only around 8,700 were able to qualify.
The final year MBBS exam will serve as a licentiate exam for entrance to postgraduate medical courses and as a screening test for foreign medical graduates
Medical Education Minister Girish Mahajan also told the Upper House that the government was in the process to hike seats for post-graduate medical courses.
94 percent of the 1,638 doctors questioned found the portals inadequate while 86 percent felt the need for a platform that specifically serves their needs.
A legislation would be enacted making it mandatory for MBBS undergraduates and post-graduates to serve one year in rural areas immediately after successful completion of the course.