Centre begins consultations with states on NEET

Nadda said the future course of action will be thought of "soon" as the Centre was committed to bringing in transparency in medical education system and remove alleged malpractices.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: May 16, 2016 8:48 pm
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The Supreme Court’s order to have a single entrance test NEET for admissions to medical and dental colleges was on Monday welcomed by almost all states, though some of them flagged concerns over holding it in the current year itself as Centre kicked off the consultation process on the issue.

Amid reports that Centre may bring an ordinance to bypass the apex court’s ruling making NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) mandatory, Union Health Minister J P Nadda held deliberations with state health ministers on the common gateway during which some states sought more time to implement it.

Nadda said the future course of action will be thought of “soon” as the Centre was committed to bringing in transparency in medical education system and remove alleged malpractices. Health Ministers and representatives of 18 states and Union Territories attended the meeting.

The Union Health Minister said although most states are in favour of NEET “in principle”, some have talked about logistical issues that are “impeding” its implementation. “Most States are in favour of NEET in principle. However, some states have expressed that there are some logistics issues that are impeding its implementation, and therefore they have desired for some more time.

“We will need more discussions with the state governments on the NEET issue. Today, we had discussions on language, syllabus and state governments’ concerns over state medical entrance examinations. We have to solve all the problems of the states before NEET is conducted across the country,” Nadda said.

He said his Ministry will apprise the Supreme Court of the state governments’ apprehensions on NEET only after arriving at a conclusion. At the meeting, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain came out in full support of the Supreme Court order and requested the Centre to implement it at the earliest to bring in reform.

The Supreme Court had ruled that starting this academic session, students would have to appear in NEET to seek admission to medical or dental colleges in the country. The apex court order had implied that all government colleges, deemed universities and private medical colleges would be covered under NEET and those examinations which had already taken place or were slated to be conducted separately stand scrapped.

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    subhash
    May 17, 2016 at 7:32 am
    we want neet in this crrunt session, sir please neet hone dijiye in states ne 2013 me bhi to neet diya tha tb language, sallabus etc. beech me q nhi aaye the
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    Mangala
    May 16, 2016 at 6:10 pm
    NEET is a welcome decision, but time and method of implementing it is wrong. In my opinion language is not a big issue. It is syllabus. Many states like Maharashtra have state boards, which have different syllabus, their entrance MHTCET has only 12th std syllabus. Si students have studied only 12th std syllabus. suddenly (72 hours prior you tell them their is NEET with CBSE syllabus with both 11th and 12 th std. No student can complete 2 years syllabus in 2 months.lt;br/gt;For every course student must be aware of examinations at the time of admission. If students in Maharashtra knew about NEET, students would have studied CBSE board , not the stats board. So tell the student at the time of admission. Implement NEET from next year.
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      S Kuamar
      May 17, 2016 at 1:50 am
      GIVE SEPERATE MERIT LIST ACCORDING TO THEIR QUOTA, SO ALL MERITORIOUS CANDIDATE OF THIER STATE GET ADMISSION, ONLY THING IS THE SUB STANDARD STUDENTS CAN NOT INVADE USING MONEY . POLITICIANS WHO MAKING MONEY FROM PRIVATE MEDICAL COLLEGE OWNERS NOT SUPPORT NEET
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      S Kuamar
      May 17, 2016 at 2:21 am
      I HAVE NOT MUCH STANDARD TO WRITE NEET BUT I HAVE MONEY AND I DO NOT KNOW ENGLISH BUT MY DREAM IS TO BECOME DOCTOR AND TREAT INDIAN CITIZEN IS IT POSSIBLE
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        Milind
        May 17, 2016 at 3:49 am
        Our country have differen boards,language,education,like SC,ST in CG,We should think about all of them.This is unjustified to implement any system all of a sudden.
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          Milind
          May 17, 2016 at 3:52 am
          To implement any new system should be given more time to states, students, insutions ,Govt.
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            Vasu
            May 18, 2016 at 3:12 am
            Pls think about students who have done hard work for state and aipmt. Dont spoil their career. Start neet from next year
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              258
              May 17, 2016 at 6:46 am
              Govt. will just waste time in the consultations for 2 months and will say later how will students prepare for neet in 10 days. Your decision is very hasty. lt;br/gt;Plz leave NEET as it is. Instead request CBSE to conduct neet in vernacular languages.
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