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NEET not necessary for BSc Nursing admissions in Maharashtra

 

 
 

Maharashtra state forgoes NEET scores for BSc Nursing admissions

 
 
The Maharashtra government has decided to allow students who have not appeared for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test –NEET to seek admission to BSc Nursing programme because there number of students seeing admission to this course are less.
 
 
The state has issued a GR announcing this decision, according to which the nursing colleges will now accept applications based on Class 12 results in the Science stream. CET which is the common entrance test cell will conduct a Centralised admission process – CAP for these aspirants. After the CAP if there are still any vacant seats they can be filled in at the institute level.
 
 
Last year approximately 1000 seats remained empty, as in this field there are not enough admission seekers. General afters class 12 students prefer diploma courses in nursing with less cost. Therefore DMER- Directorate of Medical Education and Research asked the state to eliminate the entrance test for admissions to B Sc Nursing.
 
 
Till 2016, BDS and MBBS colleges followed the admission process through NEET scores, as per Supreme Court order But the State run colleges all private and government institutes offering allied health science courses were through the CET scores. This year, the state decided to use NEET for all health science courses for private as well as government colleges.
 
 
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