Center may issue ordinance on NEET
The center is thinking on issuing an ordinance to the state governments exempting them from conducting the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) for undergraduate medical admissions this year. However, private colleges will not be exempted, they will have to admit candidates through NEET only to be held on July 24.
The move comes after the states demanded that NEET be deferred by at least one year. The state governments have the following concerns:-
Firstly, the states want the exam to be conducted in regional languages.
Secondly, NEET syllabus needs to be revised as it is much different from the syllabus of state exams.
Thirdly, some states have already conducted and some are yet to conduct their own entrance tests.
Many states favour NEET but not for this year. Earlier the Supreme court had made the NEET mandatory for MBBS and BDS admissions across the country and declined the plea of states to conduct their own entrance tests.
State Education Ministers meet on NEET soon
The Union Health Minister will hold a meeting on National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET)
with the state education ministers
. The move comes after the confusion continues on the Supreme Court’s decision
declaring NEET compulsory for MBBS and BDS admissions
from this year.
The major issues that would be discussed at the meeting are the syllabus of NEET
, difficulty level and the feasibility of conducting it in regional languages
. The Maharashtra government would telecast lectures on television channels and youtube from May
19, in which experts will be guiding students. The telecast will be for an hour, with 30 minutes dedicated to each subject.
The Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) has started an online petition asking for a common basic syllabus for NEET based on Class XII syllabus and has also supported the parents’ demand for conducting the said examination from next year.