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Can't conduct common test this year Medical Council of India

4/18/2016

CHENNAI: The Medical Council of India will not be able to conduct the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) for medical courses across the country this year, council vice-chairman Dr C V Bhirmanandham told TOI on Monday.
 
Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court had cleared the decks for NEET by setting aside its 2013 order by which the common test for admissions to MBBS, BDS and PG courses in all medical colleges was quashed. "Till the matter is decided, NEET can be implemented," the SC said while hearing a review petition.
 
Bhirmanandham said the council has to issue fresh notifications if it wants to conduct the test for all states. Even if the notification comes within a week, students may not have enough time to prepare. "There is no uniformity in education across India and it may be unfair to ask students to appear for a common test which will be based on the CBSE syllabus, without giving them adequate time to prepare," he said.
 
In addition, the council should also talk to states like Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh which have been resisting the regulation since it was introduced. Tamil Nadu, for instance, said a common entrance will be a disadvantage to rural students as they would not have access to coaching centres. The state admits students to medical colleges based on Class 12 marks and 69% reservation after giving 15% of the seats to the all-India quota.
 
 
Tamil Nadu had challenged the MCI's decision stating its admission process under the Tamil Nadu Regulation of Admission in Professional Courses Act, 2006 precedes the MCI regulation that mandates a common test. "We have to come to a consensus with the state and issue fresh notification before the exams in May. That looks impractical," Bhirmanandham said.
 
The country has more than 400 medical colleges in the private and government sector offering MBBS courses. An instituition like the CBSE will have to organise question papers, examination centres and human resources to conduct the exam for several lakhs of medical aspirants, Bhirmanandam said.
 

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