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Study of Medicine requires SHARP YOUNG MINDS, MCI justifies age limit

Study of Medicine requires SHARP YOUNG MINDS, MCI justifies age limit

New Delhi: The Medical Council of India (MCI), justifying its recent decision of capping the upper age limit for NEET-at 25 years for medical aspirants (general) for MBBS and BDS courses submitted that ‘sharp young minds’ are required to study medicine. However, SC/ST and OBC have been given a relaxation upto 30 years.

The affidavit filed by the apex education regulator in the Supreme Court states, “It is humbly submitted that age is a major factor in determining the capability of the student to learn,” the regulator said in its affidavit. “It is relevant to submit that the study of medicine requires rigorous study and training imparted during the MBBS/BDS course and, therefore, sharp young minds are required to absorb the same …. A young student studying MBBS/BDS course will be able to grasp the teaching and training imparted in the medical colleges with more ease and efficiency, ” reports Tribune

The affidavit further adds, It is unfair to make a young student giving the NEET examination for the first time to compete with a much older student who had more time to prepare and had already given several attempts,” reports The Telegraph.

The MCI submission was made  following a direction by the court on a petition filed by some medical students, who have challenged a clause introduced in the admission notice, dated January 31,2017, by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), providing a maximum of three attempts for the National Eligibility cum-Entrance Test (NEET).

Approximately 7.5 lakh students appear for nearly 63,000 MBBS seats and 27,000 BDS seats in government and private medical colleges all over the country.

“It is submitted that it is discernible that when the number of students competing are far in excess of the number of seats available then it becomes very difficult to assess and determine real merit, “ the affidavit further  justified.

Source: with inputs
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    Dr. Dharmendra Kumar March 2, 2017, 6:23 am

    99% get full developmental bundle by age of six year under normal circumstances not proven otherwise.

  2. Stop caste based reservation in higher education. Does MCI feel SC/ST students have sharper brains beyond 25 years(general). Joke of the year!!!

  3. when mbbs need sharp mind as justified by petitioner and mci there must be medical education free from cast based reservation policy and you would know as it is very tough course then how you expect to fix the number of attempt would be appropriate, in real if system want to improve the quality private institutions should be not get lop for new medical college there would be increse in seat in govt medical college and there wold be establishment of new medical college.

  4. All young will be forced to study Medicine,, becasue they can do Enginerring, CA and Law later in life..

  5. Kalpana Chawla went to space at 41.. .. Thank god she was not in India.. Here they wont let us go to college also !!