Pune: Focus on NEET-II, DMER urges students

Some 6,000 seats have to be filled in Maharashtra.

Written by ANURADHA MASCAREHNAS | Pune | Published:May 11, 2016 2:35 am
Express photo by Tanmay Thombre 15.10.15 Pune. Express photo by Tanmay Thombre 15.10.15 Pune.

A DAY after the Supreme Court turned down a batch of appeals by various states to conduct their own medical admission tests for the current academic session, the Director of Medical Education and Research’s (DMER) Dr Pravin Shingare sought to allay the students’ fears and urged them not to lose time and study for the second phase of National Eligibility Entrance Exam (NEET-II).

“After consulting legal experts and taking their advice, the state is likely to challenge the SC ruling,” DMER’s Dr Pravin Shingare said, adding, “meanwhile, we are urging students to focus on the exam.” Those who have not applied for the All-India Pre Medical Test will be given an opportunity to appear in NEET-II on July 24 and the combined result will be declared on August 17 so that the admission process can be completed by September 30. Some 6,000 seats have to be filled in Maharashtra.

Meanwhile, an online petition, started by students and parents urging several to sign, will be sent to the Prime Minister and other ministers asking them to use both NEET and CET as a qualifying examination for admission to medical courses. Nearly 700 have signed the petition, said Dr Sagar Mundada, president of the state unit of Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors.

He, however, told students to focus on the positive aspects of NEET as of now. “Students do not have to fill different forms or spend money in the admission process,” said Mundada. Dr Ishwar Gilada, President of People’s Health Organisation, however, pinned the blame on the state for not bringing the education pattern at par with the national stream.

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    Anwar Khatri
    May 11, 2016 at 7:01 am
    LET ME BE ONE OF THE FIRST TO SIGN and PROTEST AGAINST THIS DRACONIAN STEP BY THE SO CALLED GUARDIANS OF JUSTICE WHO HAVE TURNED A BLIND EYE TO THE PLIGHT OF MILLIONS OF HAPLESS STUDENTS BY THRUSTING UPON THEM A WEIGHT THEY CANNOT BEAR AT THIS POINT OF TIME ALL TO SATISFY THE ELITE WHO ARE LEAVING NO STONE UNTURNED TO GRAB ALL RESOURCES
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    Adrita Sirkar
    May 11, 2016 at 6:59 am
    Can someone please provide the link for the peion. I want to extend my support by signing it too.
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    D.D.S
    May 10, 2016 at 11:13 pm
    START STUDYING FOR NEET PHASE 2!!lt;br/gt;wow Nice saying..!
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    Sks
    May 11, 2016 at 4:02 am
    Can someone pls tell where to sign the peion?
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    sourabh kapoor
    May 11, 2016 at 3:11 pm
    NEET is a good step towards bringing uniformity for medical admissions across India. However, it is not easy for students appearing for state CETs to adapt their preparations for NEET 2016. Students have to deal with syllabus differences and examination pattern changes. If you would like to be better prepared for upcoming NEET II exam, please visit www. neet2. comlt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Latest SC judgement, which allows NEET-I candidates to appear for NEET-II, is good for students as they get more time to prepare for the exam now except for very few students who would have done well in NEET-I. To improve your preparation for NEET-II, attend cles from www . neet2 . com
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