The MCI, or Medical Council of India, is the statutory body that regulates medical colleges, affiliation, new colleges and doctors registration in the world's largest democracy, India. The general guideline for a university or college to be recognized by the MCI is that it is included in the World Health Organization Directory of Medical Schools. However, the MCI reserves the right to recognize a foreign university. All medical students from foreign countries must pass a screening test in India before practicing as a doctor in India.
In the partial list of approved medical colleges published by the MCI in 2009, Bangladesh had 10 approved institutions. These include the Sher-e-Bangla Medical College, the Chittagong Medical College, the University of Science and Technology of Chittagong, the Bangladesh Medical College and the Dhaka Medical College.
China has nearly 150 universities included in the MCI's partial list of approved universities for 2009. Five of them are the Bengbu Medical College, the Anhui Medical University, the Huainan College for the Coal Industry, the Wannan Medical College, the Beijing Medical University and the College of Tranditional Chinese Medicine and Pharmacy.
All government approved medical colleges in the United States are in principle approved by the MCI. Some of these colleges are the California University of School of Medicine, the Loyola University School of Medicine, the Texas A&M University, the International American University and the South East Missouri State University.