Publish MBBS, BDS Results before March 31: Odisha Govt tells State Varsities
Bhubaneswar: Taking note of the fact that often the Postgraduate medical aspirants usually land in trouble because of the NEET PG eligibility criteria regarding MBBS Internship Deadline, the Health and Family Welfare Department of Odisha on Wednesday urged the Higher Education Department for issuing directions to the Universities for publishing the final year MBBS/BDS results before March...
Bhubaneswar: Taking note of the fact that often the Postgraduate medical aspirants usually land in trouble because of the NEET PG eligibility criteria regarding MBBS Internship Deadline, the Health and Family Welfare Department of Odisha on Wednesday urged the Higher Education Department for issuing directions to the Universities for publishing the final year MBBS/BDS results before March 31.
The State Health Department issued such direction as it referred to the fact that usually the concerned authorities fixed the cut-off date for completing MBBS Internship as March 31 of the respective year.
Writing to the Principal Secretary to the State Higher Education department in this regard, the Commissioner-cum-Secretary of the State Health Department Shalini Pandit stated, “It is reiterated that it has been made mandatory by the Hon’ble Supreme Court and National Medical Council that all MBBS and BDS admissions are taken through a common Entrance Test called the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET). In this regard, the guidelines for appearing in the NEET are issued by the National Board of Examinations."
"In order to become eligible in the NEET, the cut-off date for completing the internship is usually fixed to 31st March of the admission year. But, it is observed that when the final MBBS/BDS examination and publication of results are delayed, the students are not able to complete the one year internship before 31st March in the said year, for which they become ineligible to appear in the NEET and lose one year,” the letter further pointed out.
Therefore, directing the State Higher Education Department to ensure that that the students can complete the internship within the Deadline, the State health department asked the universities to publish MBBS/BDS results within March 31.
“It is therefore requested that necessary instructions may be issued to the Universities concerned to complete the final MBBS & BDS examination and publish the final results before 31st March of the year, so that students can start their internship before 31st March and they become eligible for the NEET in the next year after completing the internship in time,” the letter was quoted stating by Sambad English.
This year, hundreds of NEET PG aspirants were termed to ineligible for appearing in the entrance examination as they could not complete their mandatory MBBS Internship within March 31.
However, taking cognizance of the problems faced by the medicos, the National Board of Examinations (NBE) recently extended the Internship Deadline up to June 30, 2023.
Barsha completed her Master's in English from the University of Burdwan, West Bengal in 2018. Having a knack for Journalism she joined Medical Dialogues back in 2020. She mainly covers news about medico legal cases, NMC/DCI updates, medical education issues including the latest updates about medical and dental colleges in India. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.