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NEET ISSUE: President seeks legal advice, asks Govt for clarification

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NEET ISSUE: President seeks legal advice, asks Govt for clarification

President Pranab Mukherjee has sought legal advice on the ordinance to keep state boards out of the ambit of uniform medical entrance examination, NEET, for this year.

The President is seeking clarification on the ordinance, official sources said today, adding he is consulting in house legal experts on certain questions.

The ordinance, cleared by the Union Cabinet on Friday, is aimed at “partially” overturning a Supreme Court verdict which said all government colleges, deemed universities and private medical colleges would be covered under NEET.

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Clarifying that the exemption is only for the state government seats, government sources had said that state seats which are earmarked in the private medical colleges have also been exempted.

Different states earmark anything between 12-15 per cent seats in various private medical colleges for state quota so that students from one state can get seat in another state.

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The remaining seats in such colleges are reserved for domicile students. Now with this Ordinance, the remaining seats meant for domicile students will come under NEET.

More than 15 states were opposed to NEET and had raised issues like different syllabus and languages during the recent state health ministers’ meeting.

The next phase of the exam is scheduled for July 24. Nearly 6.5 lakh students have already taken the medical entrance test in the first phase of NEET held on May 1.

Once the ordinance is issued, students of state government boards will not have to sit for NEET on July 24.

They, however, will have to become part of the uniform entrance exam from next academic session, government sources said.

The exam will be applicable for those applying for Central government and private medical colleges.

They said the students affiliated to state boards will find it tough to appear for the uniform test as early as July and such students will be at a loss compared to those who have followed the central board.


Source: PTI
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  1. In india we learn medical in China. Russia and other countries language is no problem for NEET

  2. Every body should follow NEET,that’s the only way to prevent corruption in medical education and will prevent making of poor quality of Doctors

  3. The students are expected to learn MBBS in English. If they cannot write an entrance exam in English, how can you expect them to learn and comprehend MBBS. And on the other end we clamor that the quality of education is going down….!

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    Dr. Prashant Desai May 23, 2016, 3:55 pm

    It seems that there is a lack of clarity regarding NEET and issue of ordinance
    1. The ordinance is not to placate private medical colleges. It is for the students of state boards only.
    2. The students of state boards have studied in local vernacular language till std 12. Their syllabus is different from CBSE. How one expects these students to appear for NEET in English Medium in 2 mths time. Nobody is against NEET. Only the timing of declaration by Supreme Court is the problem. NEET should be implemented but from next academic year, so that students of state board get sufficient time for preparation. It is the duty of the state board to change the syllabus from the start of the academic yr. Why should student suffer because of laxity on part of state education board authorities, who didn’t change the syllabus at the start of present academic yr

  5. They have to read medical in English this discussion is useless

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    DrSreenivasan May 23, 2016, 1:01 pm

    This is a tricky ordinance to cheat students and to help private lobbies,this is also indirectly insulting The Honourable Supreme Court….

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