Medical college admission: SC paves way for NEET

Medical college admission: SC paves way for NEET

Submitted by alvin on Thu, 2016-04-28 17:32 New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday paved way for the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) this year for admission into medical colleges. The apex court directed the Centre and the CBSE to go ahead and conduct two-phase single common entrance test for the MBBS, BDS and PG courses through the NEET. The apex court said the AIPMT, which is to take place on May 1, will be considered as first phase of the NEET. The second phase would be conducted on July 24, the apex court said. "The Supreme Court very categorically paved way for NEET examination to take place. NEET itself has been a major move of the government to put into place a uniform medical examination system which puts everybody at the same level and informs uniformity and informs that all the corruption from the system is removed," advocate Pinky Anand told ANI. "The government was still debating on how to put into NEET and in what phases...The Supreme Court had ultimately asked for a schedule. The government, the CBSE and the MCI sat together in a joint meeting decided how this could be done and we had placed before the court the schedule that was possible, and particularly the fact that there was requirement of two phases of NEET," she added. The Supreme Court had on Wednesday said that multiple tests must give way to the NEET for the current (2016-17) session. The bench headed by the then Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir had in 2013 set aside theNEET and allowed private medical colleges and state government colleges to hold separate entrance tests. Lakhs of students appear for various medical entrance examinations in more than 400 colleges. There are more than 52,000 seats available for the MBBS courses. (ANI)